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MP Anil Jain pays obeisance at Raghunath Temple

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Anil Jain, on Monday paid obeisance at Shri Raghunathji Temple and prayed for the peace and prosperity of the Nation.The Member Parliament, accompanied by his wife and other family members, also performed Pooja at the historical Raghunath Temple wherein the Head Priest Raghunath Temple briefed him about []

27 Oct 2020 4:37 am
Shat Chandi Maha Yagya concludes at Vaishno Devi Shrine with Purna Ahuti

STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Shat Chandi Maha Yagya organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi during Navratras for peace, prosperity and health of humanity, concluded today with Purna Ahuti, on the auspicious occasion of Mahanavami.Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine []

25 Oct 2020 4:46 am
Natrang to screen Gulab Gatha today

State Times NewsJAMMU: Natrang Jammu in association with Maharaja Gulab Singh Memorial Trust is going to celebrate 228th Birth Anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh with the screening of acclaimed film Gulab Gatha at Natrang Studio Theatre, Tange Wali Gali, Palace Road, here on Wednesday. Written and Directed by Balwant Thakur, Film Gulab Gatha will be []

21 Oct 2020 11:13 am
Light Classical melodies presented during 16th week of SaMaPa Digital Baithak

State Times NewsJAMMU: SaMaPa Digital Baithak Series presented melodious sessions of light classical styles of Indian music like Thumri and Dadra in its 16th week.The 31st and 32nd musical sessions of the Baithak presented both Hindustani Classical Vocal and Instrumental renditions by various musicians presenting light classical forms featuring Dhun in Mishra Piloo by Violinist []

21 Oct 2020 11:12 am
2-day autumn festival commences at Pahalgam

State Times NewsPAHALGAM: The two-day Autumn festival organized by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir commenced here on Saturday evening with a traditional opening.The festival would include an exhibition of village crafts drawn from the adjoining village tapestry of cottage craft and handicrafts, cuisine, fruits and other components of village economy. About 20 stalls displaying traditional []

18 Oct 2020 11:23 am
Shiksha Niketan School organises Hawan on first Navratra

State Times NewsJAMMU: Shiksha Niketan Senior Secondary School, Jeevan Nagar Jammu on Saturday organized a Hawan ceremony in the school premises on the occasion of the commencement of Navratra. It was attended by the Principal of the School, Rameshwar Mengi and joined by the Trustee of the RMPS Rita Mengi, Director Rakshan Mengi, Arti Rajput []

18 Oct 2020 11:20 am
Bhalla felicitates singer Monika

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Wednesday felicitated singer B Monika whose new song Sunday Feeling has been released on You Tube by Speed Records.Bhalla appreciated B Monika for her talent and encouraged her to continue her singing with same devotion to enter successfully in the world of renown []

15 Oct 2020 1:01 am
World Mental Health Day: JKPS Kunjwani organises online activities on mental health & well-being

State Times NewsJAMMU: JK Public School Kunjwani organised online activities on mental health and well-being for the students to generate awareness on the importance of mental health and well-being in their life.The Ministry of Education, Government of India has undertaken Manodarpan initiative covering a wide range of activities to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers []

11 Oct 2020 2:24 am
Theatre is all about giving back: Richard Jordan

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Richard Jordan, Executive Producer, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, UK decorated Natrangs International Theatre Talk Show on Saturday, live on its Facebook Page.He shared his stimulating vision of theatre with the global audience. Director Natrang, Padmashri Balwant Thakur expressed his gratitude towards all the celebrated theatre personalities who have made this exceptional endeavour of []

11 Oct 2020 1:08 am
Theatre will always be relevant: Bhanu Bharti

State Times NewsJAMMU: Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee, eminent playwright, theatre director, Bhanu Bharti ameliorated Natrangs International Theatre Talk Show on Wednesday live on its Facebook Page where he shared his distinctive vision of theatre with the global audience.Introducing Bhanu Bharti, Natrangs senior artist Neeraj Kant informed that Bhanu Bharti is a senior graduate of the []

8 Oct 2020 11:13 am
ISRO Space Quiz 2020: JKPS Kunjwani students Swapnil, Swapnila shine at National level

State Times NewsJAMMU: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) organised ICC 2020 (ISRO Cyberspace Competition-2020) which was a national level event.Swapnil Acharya, a class XI student of JK Public School Kunjwani participated in Quiz contest and secured 50th rank at All India level.The quiz contest was based on stars and galaxy, solar systems, space science & []

8 Oct 2020 12:40 am
Everyone should do theatre: Ramanjit Kaur

State Times NewsJAMMU: Natrangs International Theatre Talk Show, the most sought after theatre happening at the time of corona crisis featured eminent theatre/film actor/director Ramanjit Kaur on Friday who shared her distinctive Vision of Theatre with global audiences live on Natrangs Facebook Page.Introducing Ramanjit Kaur, Natrangs artist Sonalika Jamwal informed that Ramanjit is an International []

3 Oct 2020 12:41 pm
No Shobha Yatra on Janmashtami: DT

State Times NewsJAMMU: Shri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated with religious fervour in Shri Raghunathji Temple in Jammu on Wednesday amid restrictions on the entry of devotees into temples in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.In a statement issued here on Monday, Mubarak Singh, President of J&K Dharmarth Trust, said that in compliance to the guidelines []

11 Aug 2020 3:42 pm
Mayor inaugurates open gyms

State Times NewsJAMMU: Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta on Friday conducted a tour in the different areas of Ward Nos 9 and 18.He along with Sumit Raina Councilor of Ward No 9 inaugurated the open gym situated at Mohalla Narayana and commissioned the requisite number of equipments related to open gym on the demands of the []

8 Aug 2020 12:15 pm
Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati performs holy maces Pujan at Budha Amarnath temple

State Times NewsPOONCH: On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, a special Puja was performed in the morning at Baba Buddha Amarnath Shrine in Tehsil Mandi here by Atal Pithadishwar Rajguru Acharya Mahamandalesh-war Shri Shri 1008 Shri Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswatiji Maharaj amid chanting of Vedic Mantras along with other saints. After Puja, a traditional and historic []

4 Aug 2020 12:42 am
Pushp Vatika organises Bunny making activity

State Times News JAMMU: Pushp Vatika organised bunny making activity with disposal spoon. All the students of Praveshika (Pre-Nur.), Ankur (Nursery), Koshika (LKG), Kalika (UKG) and class 1st participated enthusiastically by using their imagination combined with creativity. Parents shared the pictures of specific moment of bunny making.

1 Aug 2020 2:16 pm
J&K Admn plans restricted Amarnath Yatra

DD to telecast live daily puja at Holy Cave STATE TIMES NEWSJammu: Asserting that the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra would have to be undertaken in a restricted manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday said only 500 pilgrims would be allowed per day by road from Jammu to the []

5 Jul 2020 3:17 am
Pearl Dogra of DPS Udhampur shines in live Debating fest

STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: Delhi Public School (DPS) Udhampur congratulated its meritorious student Pearl Dogra of class XI (Medical Stream). She has made her school proud after winning third position in Best Speaker in the students live Webinar Debating fest organized by Global Ambassador Programme under the banner of CED Foundation on June 25, 2020. []

4 Jul 2020 1:21 am
SKK Divyangs shine in 12th Class too

State Times NewsJAMMU: The Differently-abled students of J&K Samaj Kalyan Kendra (SKK), Jammu run School for Hearing & Speech Handicapped have excelled in Higher Secondary Examination also, the result of which has been declared by the BOSE on Sunday. The school got cent percent result in this examination too. Earlier, the school got cent percent []

29 Jun 2020 12:42 am
India contributed to world immensely: Balwant Thakur

STATE TIMES NEWSJOHANNESBURG: Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Johannesburg (South Africa) has started an online series of lectures unfolding threadbare presentations on the contribution of India to the world. The series is aimed at telling the world about the wondrous beauties of India where it stood the earliest cradle of ethics, arts, sciences, and literature. The []

24 Jun 2020 11:56 pm
Intl Yoga Day celebrated across Jammu Division

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: International Yoga Day was celebrated across Jammu districts as district administrations, educational institutions and other government organizations hosted yoga sessions on the theme Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family. RAJOURI: The district administration Rajouri under the overall supervision of the Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh on Sunday celebrated the Day by []

22 Jun 2020 3:12 pm
Samagra Shiksha celebrates International Yoga Day

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: As part of International Yoga Day celebration, Samagra Shiksha in association with Arogya Bharti and Radio Big FM on Sunday organized live Yoga sessions at SRML Higher Secondary School Jammu. Maintaining social distancing; the experts from Arogya Bharti conducted half an hour session performing different Aasanas and illustrating their health benefits. []

22 Jun 2020 12:08 am
First ever virtual summer camp begins at JK Public School Kunjwani

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: JK Public School Kunjwani attained a new milestone on Monday when it launched first ever virtual Summer Camp 2020 from June 1 to 9, 2020. The inaugural was floated today on School Facebook Page and YouTube. It was a wonderful coming together of Principal, staff and students in which each from […]

2 Jun 2020 1:27 pm
Pt Bhajan Sopori makes new Raga Hem Rast

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Music Legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori has made a new raga and named it Raga Hem Rast. The new raga is a rare combination of Raga Hemant of Indian Classical and Muqam Rast-e-Kashmiri of Sufiana Mausiqi. “Just as Himgiri (Himalaya) touches Kashmir through its Inner region, similarly Rast-e-Kashmiri in its Purwang combines […]

28 May 2020 12:42 am
AAA holds protest, highlights artists grievances

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: All Artist Association (AAA) Jammu on Wednesday held a protest at Cultural Academy Jammu highlighting the difficulties being faced by the artists of Jammu Division owing to lockdown for the last over two months. The protest was attended by Surinder Manhas, Tilak Raj Tagotra, Rakash Anand, J.R Sharma, Hari, Sunil Sharma, […]

28 May 2020 12:16 am
SMVDU conducts Viva Voce for PhD Scholar via video conferencing

STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University conducted Viva Voce for Ph.D Scholar via Video Conferencing. Pimmy Gandotra successfully defended her doctoral research, titled “Green Communi cation in 5G and beyond 5G Wireless Communication Networks” while working on “‘Optimal Resource Allocation and Power Allocation in Wireless Networks”, in a PhD External Viva, conducted […]

26 May 2020 3:36 pm
Kheer Bhawani Mela, Yatra cancelled: Dharmarth Trust

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The J&K Dharmarth Trust on Monday announced that the Annual Kheer Bhawani Mela and Yatra scheduled for 30th May this year will not be taking place. Sighting the outbreak of coronavirus, rise in number of cases and lockdown restrictions enforced by the Government and Local Authorities, J&K Dharmarth Trust has decided […]

26 May 2020 12:22 am
Maha Rudra Abhishek begins to seek relief from COVID-19

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Sanskrit scholars organised Rudra Abhishek at Trikuta Nagar, here. Yagya Acharya Ajay Bharti Shastri said Rudrabhishek is the famous Puja and worship performed to Shivling by giving a holy bath. “This is one of the most powerful forms of worships in Hinduism and is believed to bless the devotees with prosperity and […]

26 May 2020 12:14 am
Inter-College Digital Poster Making Competition held

STATE TIMES NEWSVIJAYPUR: Government Degree College, Vijaypur on Monday organized an Inter-College Digital Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competition on the topic “Fight against COVID19” for which the last date of sending the entries online was May 17, 2020. The adjudicators were Prof. J.N Baliya, Head, Dept. of Educational Studies, Central University of Jammu, Prof. […]

25 May 2020 11:44 pm
People celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in Ramban during lockdown, offer prayers from home

STATE TIMES NEWS RAMBAN: After sighting of Shawal moon late last night, like other parts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, People of Ramban celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with simplicity on Sunday in view of outbreak of novel Corona Virus and offered eid prayers at home to follow the SOP issued by government. Mostly Muslim community […]

25 May 2020 2:42 pm
Provide financial relief to artists: Nat Manch

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Founder President Nat Manch, Tarun Sharma urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu to help the artists in the same way as they have given financial help to the needy people. “An artist is the part of the society that comes […]

23 May 2020 12:52 am
First multi-cast lockdown thriller movie released on social networks

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: AB Films and Tricorn Odeon Pictures on Sunday released first ever multi-cast lockdown movie ‘Kaayar’, a mystery, intrigue thriller on YouTube, FB, Instagram and Twitter. “Every morning when people switch on to TV sets and turn to newspapers, they find whole stuff filled with scary events worldwide on COVID-19. In such […]

18 May 2020 12:13 am
Jammu working journalists pay tributes to Prem Gupta on his second death anniversary

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Working journalists of Jammu, both from Print and Electronic Media, on Saturday paid floral tributes to veteran photo-journalist, Prem Gupta on his second death anniversary. A two-minute silence was observed in the memory of Prem Gupta who was associated with Punjab Kesri Hindi national newspaper. Speaking on the occasion, Senior Journalist, […]

10 May 2020 1:13 am
Lt Governor extends Buddh Purnima greetings

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on Wednesday extended his greetings to the people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Buddh Purnima. In his message of felicitations, the Lt Governor said that the holy occasion of Buddh Purnima is significant, especially for those following Buddhism, […]

7 May 2020 2:10 am
Quarantine Theatre Festival: Natrang presents Gulab Gaatha on day 7

STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Continuing the tradition of taking theatre to world audience, Natrang on 7th day of Quarantine Theatre Festival showcased on its social media platforms, an outstanding performance of ‘Gulab Gaatha’ a mega musical theatrical extravaganza. The journey of untold history about the creation of State of Jammu & Kashmir, once which was enlivened […]

15 Apr 2020 11:31 pm
Oh Woman, why are you a woman?

AARYAN SHARMAConcept of Feminism, which is now considered as a threat to equality has been misunderstood since beginning. Let’s analyse it briefly. It makes me proud being an Indian where we regard our nation as our mother and where we worship women but on the other hand, the history of my motherland tells a sordid […]

14 Apr 2020 1:55 am
Jammu prodigy creates website to combat COVID-19

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu lad Onkar Singh, a student of Class 10th from BSF Senior Secondary School, Jammu has created a website for public of the district Jammu to combat coronavirus online. The website provides many features for the users to connect with doctors, self assessments, precautions, information guides, etc. to learn about […]

12 Apr 2020 11:31 pm
JSS Jammu to start digital home learning for students

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: To keep up the students learning momentum going in these uncertain times and to encourage their creativity, Jammu Sanskriti School, Jammu decided to announce digital home learning for its students. “The programmes are designed to integrate global pedagogy and lesson planning providing a link between online learning and classroom teaching through […]

10 Apr 2020 11:53 pm
Hanuman Jayanti celebrated

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Shri Kailakh Jyotish Avim Vedic Sansthan Trust celebrated Hanuman Jayanti in Raipur Domana constituency. The Hanuman Pooja started with chanting of Vedic mantras and recitation of Hanuman Chalisa followed by Hawan Bhajan and Kirtan. On the occasion, Trust President Mahant Rohit Shastri urged people to stay inside their homes and perform […]

8 Apr 2020 11:40 pm
Jammu boy Onkar brings laurels to country

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The prodigy of Jammu and a student of BSF Senior Secondary School Jammu, Onkar Singh once again brought laurels to the country by winning the United Nations Frontier of Peace & Humanitarian Organization (UNFPHO) International Youth Essay Competition on ‘Human Rights and Duties’. The contest was organised online at the website […]

8 Apr 2020 12:33 am
Shat Chandi Maha Yagya concludes at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Shat Chandi Maha Yagya organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji during Navratras for peace, prosperity and health of humanity, concluded today with Purna Ahuti, on the auspicious occasion of Ramanavami. Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno […]

3 Apr 2020 12:20 am
Covid-19: Amarnath Yatra registration postponed

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Registration for the Amarnath Yatra starting from April 1 has been postponed till April 15 in view of the nationwide lockdown. After the lockdown is over by the board, it will review the situation and take the next decision on registration. According to the predetermined schedule, the Amarnath Yatra is to […]

1 Apr 2020 12:56 am
No Shobha Yatra on Ramnavami: Dharmarth Trust

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: In wake of outbreak of deadly coronavirus and advisory issued by the administration, there will be no Shobha Yatra or public celebration on Ramnavami, falling on April 2. It was informed in a statement issued here on Monday by Jammu & Kashmir Dharmarth Trust. As per the statement, Mubarak Singh, President […]

30 Mar 2020 11:15 pm
Sahib Bandgi Sant Ashram provides meals to poor families

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: During COVID-19 pandemic, Sahib Bandgi Sant Ashram Ranjri distributed packed meals in Bakshi Nagar area of Jammu. More than 50 families were provided free meals on the occasion. Pertinent to mention here that Sahib Bandgi has distributed packed meals to more than 1500 families in District Kathua and at various other […]

30 Mar 2020 10:58 pm
Ramayana telecast will engage people, prove as boon during lockdown: Suri

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: At a time when India is under 21-day lockdown, BJP Government’s Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar has taken a right decision to air famous serial Ramayana on Doordarshan again. Ramayana will be aired twice a day, starting from Saturday. In a statement issued here on Friday, BJP leader Raman Suri […]

27 Mar 2020 10:54 pm
Natrang observes World Theatre Day

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Keeping prevailing situation in mind, where social distancing is the only way to avoid spread of coronavirus and respecting present lockdown orders, Natrang Jammu observed ‘World Theatre Day’ in a unique manner by organising a ‘Video-Conference’ with a title ‘Theatre From Distance’ of its senior functionaries, which was initiated by Director […]

27 Mar 2020 10:40 pm
Shat Chandi Maha Yagya commences at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Shat Chandi Maha Yagya, organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi commenced here on Wednesday on auspicious occasion of beginning of Navratras amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and performance of other religious ceremonies. The Maha Yagya, which is being performed […]

26 Mar 2020 12:03 am
DPS Jammu holds online entrance, shares result on Whatsapp

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: As all educational institutes are closed due to precautionary measure against COVID-19, teaching staff of Delhi Public School (DPS) Jammu created new milestone by conducting Online Entrance Examination and Evaluation for students of different classes and creating a unique system of sharing result of the final examinations with the parents on […]

20 Mar 2020 11:15 pm
Sanskrit scholars organise Hawan to defeat coronavirus

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Sanskrit scholars on Thursday performed a Hawan Yagya in the premises of Bawa Kailakh Mandir, Thather Bantalab to contain the spread of coronavirus. Speaking on the occasion, Sanskrit scholar Mahant Rohit Shastri said that the Hawan was organised to contain the spread of coronavirus. In our daily life, we all should […]

20 Mar 2020 11:26 am
Dismayed Vaishno Devi devotees return with prayers on lips against corona spread

STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Dismayed over the suspension of pilgrimage to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine due to coronavirus, hundreds of pilgrims are returning to their homes with a prayer to the goddess to help the world overcome the deadly infection. The pilgrims, many of whom were not aware of the Jammu and Kashmir government’s […]

20 Mar 2020 12:48 am