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Impose blanket ban on private practice of doctors: Balvinder

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Urging Government to impose blanket ban on private practice of doctors, social activist Balvinder Singh said that the initiative would definitely enhance performance of medicos thereby ensuring better patient care.While addressing a press conference in Jammu on Thursday, Balvinder Singh along with other members of Civil Society including Sharanjit Singh, Mahesh []

29 Oct 2020 11:34 pm
Civil Society Group holds webinar, welcomes new land laws

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: To discuss recently announced land laws and J&K Domicile rules, the Civil Society for Good Governance (CSGG)- newly formed online group of former bureaucrats, police officers, technocrats, doctors, army veterans and businessmen, held a webinar on Thursday. Led by J S Sudan, Civil Society for Good Governance has 25 members.On the []

29 Oct 2020 11:32 pm
Absconding woman held after 18 years in Delhi

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: An absconding woman was arrested from Delhi on Thursday by Crime Branch, 18 years after being booked in a case of cheating in Jammu, officials said.J&K Crime Branch arrested an absconding criminal, Sukreti Gupta, wife of Suram Chand, resident of House No. 92, Shanti Nagar Jammu, in a case registered vide []

29 Oct 2020 11:31 pm
Govt constitutes Committee for selection of President, Members for State & District Disputes Redressal Commissions

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has constituted a selection committee for selection of President and Members of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under Consumer Protection Act,2019.An order issued in this regard by Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, states, In terms of []

29 Oct 2020 9:08 pm
Blind extortion case solved; 3 held, Rs 3 lakh recovered

STATE TIMES NEWS KISHTWAR: Police on Wednesday claimed to solve a blind case of extortion by arresting three accused and recovering Rs 3 lakh.As per details, on October 24, 2020, a written complaint was lodged by one Sajid Ali Zargar (Jeweller), son of Lt Mohd Isaq Zargar, resident of Hidyal Kishtwar at Police Station Kishtwar, []

29 Oct 2020 6:14 am
Eight terrorists surrender during live encounters: IGP Kashmir

STATE TIMES NEWS Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that this year 8 terrorists have surrendered during live encounters across Kashmir, out of which five surrenders took place in ensuing month of October alone.Talking to reporters in Srinagar, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that surrenders took place during live []

29 Oct 2020 6:14 am
Narcotic smuggler held with 210 gm Charas

STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: Police on Wednesday recovered 210 gm of Charas from a narcotic smuggler at Naka point Karal Nallah Kud, Udhampur.As per details, a party from Police Station Kud led by SHO Vikas Dogra under supervision of Rajinder Singh Katoch Addl. SP Udhampur and SDPO Chenani laid a Naka at Kud for checking []

29 Oct 2020 6:14 am
Youth attempts suicide by jumping from bridge

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A youth attempts suicide by jumping from bridge at Gujjar Nagar on Wednesday.As per details, Anchit, resident of Krishna Colony, jumped from Gujjar Nagar Bridge. On seeing him jumping, passers-by informed the police which shifted him to hospital, where he is under treatment.

29 Oct 2020 6:13 am
Trucker killed in mishap

STATE TIMES NEWS RAMBAN: A driver was killed after the truck, he was driving, fell into a gorge in Ramban area on Wednesday.As per details, a truck which was on its way to Srinagar fell into a gorge near Chanderkote, as the driver lost control over it. The driver identified as Mohd Arif, resident of []

29 Oct 2020 6:13 am
Shopkeeper dies under mysterious circumstances

STATE TIMES NEWS SUNDERBANI: A shopkeeper died under mysterious circumstances in Sunderbani on Wednesday.As per details, Ashu Sharma, son of Sham Lal, resident of Thera was found dead in his shop. On seeing him, locals informed police which shifted him to mortuary. Police has registered a case for investigation.

29 Oct 2020 6:12 am
8 bovines rescued, smuggler arrested

STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: Police on Wednesday foiled a bovine smuggling bid by rescuing 8 bovines and arresting a smuggler.As per details, a team from Police Station Kud led by SHO Vikas Dogra during Naka checking at Kud stopped two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK2020T/R8941 and JK14B 8030 for checking. During search, eight bovines were []

29 Oct 2020 6:12 am
Trucker, associate nabbed with 300 Kg poppy straw

STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: Police on Wednesday nabbed a trucker and his associate with 300 Kg poppy straw at Udhampur.As per details, a party from Police Station Udhampur led by Insp. Vijay Singh Choudhary SHO under supervision of Rajinder Singh Katoch Addl. SP Udhampur and Dr Rohit Chadgal DySP Hqrs. Udhampur during a routine Naka []

29 Oct 2020 6:11 am
Police recovers Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash

STATE TIMES NEWS SAMBA: Police on Wednesday recovered Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash.As per details, a police party at Naka Nud Samba, while performing routine vehicle checking duty, intercepted a Swift car (JK08D 6376) which was driven by one Narinder Kumar, son of Om Parkash Gupta, resident of Kathua and moving from Srinagar towards Kathua []

29 Oct 2020 6:11 am
House burgled at Canal road

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Thieves on Wednesday burgled a house at Canal road and decamped with goods.As per details, Ram Kumar, resident of Canal road lodged a complaint with Nowabad Police that thieves targeted his house and decamped with goods. Police has registered a case and started investigation.

29 Oct 2020 6:11 am
Two died under mysterious circumstances

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Two persons died under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday.As per details, a man was found unconscious along roadside and was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him as brought dead. The deceased has been identified as Mohd Rafiq, resident of Tringla.Meanwhile, locals spotted a man lying unconscious near BDO Office, Chenani and []

29 Oct 2020 6:10 am
Body found from Tawi

STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: A body of a man was found from Tawi river in Udhampur on Wednesday.As per details, locals on seeing a body in Tawi river, informed the police which shifted it to mortuary. The deceased has been identified as Narinder Kumar, son of Kashu Ram, resident of Udhampur. Police has registered a []

29 Oct 2020 6:10 am
Fraud case registered

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A fraud case was registered at Trikuta Nagar Police Station on Wednesday.As per details, Jasbir Singh, resident of Sabzi Mandi lodged a complaint with police that Sajjad Ahmed Lone, resident of Anantnag took his goods in a truck for supplying, but didnt supplied the same at destination. Police has registered a []

29 Oct 2020 6:09 am
New land laws will change overall scenario of J&K: Yudhvir

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: New Land Laws would eventually change the overall scenario of J&K for greater good. This was stated by J&K BJP Vice President, Yudhvir Sethi while welcoming the Central government decisions regarding the Land laws for Jammu and Kashmir UT and said that this will provide an all time boost to the []

29 Oct 2020 6:06 am
Vakil slams Central Govt over new land laws, terms it unacceptable

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Senior Vice President Peoples Conference (PC) & Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil on Wednesday slammed the Central Government over new land laws in Jammu and Kashmir and termed it unacceptable. Vakil said amending land laws is the same as rubbing salt on the wounds of people and by these things they []

29 Oct 2020 6:06 am
DC listens to peoples grievances

STATE TIMES NEWS KULGAM: Mega Block Dewas was held on Wednesday at three blocks in district Kulgam which include Devsar, Kulgam and DH Pora. Meanwhile to take first hand appraisal of public grievances and demands the Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat remained available at Block Kulgam and listened grievances and issues of people for []

29 Oct 2020 6:06 am
Lt Governor inaugurates JKIAC, launches website

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated the much awaited Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC). The occasion also marked the launch of the website of J&K International Arbitration Centre. The Lt Governor, during his address, observed that the establishment of Centre in J&K in the time of Liberal Economy []

29 Oct 2020 6:04 am
CS reviews implementation of National Broadband Mission

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday chaired the first meeting of the State Broadband Committee to review the implementation of National Broadband Mission in Jammu & Kashmir.Administrative Secretaries of departments of Home, Housing & Urban Development and Information Technology besides, officers from LSA, Department of Telecom, GoI, BSNL []

29 Oct 2020 6:02 am
Navin chairs maiden meeting of UTLAMC

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Navin Kumar Choudhary in Wednesday chaired the maiden Union Territory Level Approval and Monitoring Committee (UTLAMC) meeting for approval of DPR of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) 2020-21 for UT of J&K at Civil Secretariat here.Principal Secretary said that the main objective of the []

29 Oct 2020 6:02 am
Sharad Purnima to be celebrated on Oct 30: Mahant Shastri

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Shri Kailakh Jyotish Avim Vedic Sansthan Trust President Mahant Rohit Shastri said that the Sharad Purnima is being celebrated on October 30, 2020.According to Shaastras, Shastri said on this night, the Goddess Lakshmi herself takes rounds of Earth to check the actions of human beings and that is why this fast []

29 Oct 2020 5:46 am
Govt appoints two media consultants to LG

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: The Government on Wednesday appointed Yatish Yadav as senior media consultant and Dr. Dushyant Kumar Rai as media consultant in the Information Department on nomination basis.The senior media consultant will be paid Rs 1,50,000 salary per month while the media consultant will draw salary of Rs 80,000 per months, according to []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
NIA raids trusts, NGOs in fresh terror funding case

Series of raids at 10 locations in Kashmir, 1 in Karnataka; journalists, human rights activists, Bengaluru woman under scanner Ahmed Ali Fayyaz JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted a series of raids and searched as many as 10 premises in the Kashmir valley and one in Karnataka in what the officials call a []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
Two J&K cadre IPS officers get DGP rank

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The government on Wednesday promoted two IPS officers of J&K Cadre to the rank of DGP Grade (Level-16 on the Pay Matrix):Lalatendu Mohanty, a 1989 batch IPS officer, has been promoted to the grade of Director General of Police (DGP) with effect from January 1, 2019 while Dr. B. Srinivas, a []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
J&K Excise Scam: After 24 years, Court finds accused guilty of forgery

Offences of cheating, forgery made out against 10 surviving accused out of 16 STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: After 24 years of filing of charge-sheet by the Crime Branch Jammu in the then much publicised Excise scam 1995-96, the Court on Wednesday found the accused prima facie guilty of commission of offences of cheating and forgery []

29 Oct 2020 5:27 am
J&K PCC opposes new land laws; PDP stages protest

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu/Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress on Wednesday joined the other mainstream parties in opposing the new land laws notified by the Centre for the union territory.The Congress party rejects the new land laws and vows to fight for the protection of peoples rights, JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir []

29 Oct 2020 5:25 am
No agricultural land in J&K to be alienated to non-residents of UT: LG

STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday launched Market Intervention Scheme (MIS)-2020 for Apple here at Horticulture Complex, Raj Bagh.Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor refuted the media reports and assured that no agricultural land would be alienated to any non-residents of J&K. However, for industrial investment and employment opportunities, non-agricultural []

29 Oct 2020 5:25 am
Terrorist hideout unearthed in Poonch

STATE TIMES NEWS Jammu: Security forces have busted a terrorist hideout in a forest area in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.The hideout was unearthed during an overnight joint operation by police and Rashtriya Rifles in the forest []

29 Oct 2020 5:22 am
Lawyers hold Dharna demanding open entry in Courts

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Continuing its struggle for opening of Courts for lawyers and litigant public, physical hearings besides other demands, the Lawyers Action Committee of Advocates Bar Jammu constituted by practicing Advocates of High Court and Subordinate Courts in Jammu, held a Dharna in Janipura Court area on Wednesday. Besides a number of lawyers []

29 Oct 2020 4:50 am
Jammu wrestler Benia Min wins Domana Kesari Dangal

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Prominent Jammu and Kashmir wrestler, Benia Min clinched the 18th Annual Domana Kesari Dangal that took place at Domana on Jammu-Akhnoor Road, here.Dangal took place under the banner of Domana Dangal Committee and in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association and overall supervised by Raj Hussain, president of the organising []

29 Oct 2020 4:50 am
High Court quashes PSA of Asla

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Justice Rajnesh Oswal has quashed Public Safety Act (PSA) order passed by Deputy Commissioner Samba ordering detention of Harbans Singh Asla. The Court passed the order after hearing A K Sawhney Advocate for the petitioner and Aijaz Lone Dy Advocate General for the respondents.Sawhney submitted before the Court that petitioner has []

29 Oct 2020 4:48 am
Tackling China

A serious military confrontation had started building up between India and China in Ladakh during early summer this year. Now, the summer months are over and we are in early winters without any resolution of the issues. The Doklam stand-off between the two armies, witnessed in 2017, had lasted only 73 days and here we []

28 Oct 2020 11:44 pm
Dealing with psoriasis in COVID-19

DR. SUPREET SINGHPsoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, usually immune mediated is often triggered by intake of certain drugs, season changes, lifestyle changes, stress, trauma of anykind, diseases like Diabetes Mellitus, obesity and so on. Psoriasis is known to affect 1-2 per cent of the world population. The disease is known for its wide geographical []

28 Oct 2020 11:43 pm
Coronas invisible helpers

Kota SrirajMicroplastics are harming our health in more ways than one ways. At a time when humanity is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, natural human immunity is essential and of incalculable importance. However studies have shown that microplastics undermine human immunity. The presence of hormone-disrupting Bisphenol-A in microplastics not only stymies growth and development, it plays []

28 Oct 2020 11:40 pm
BJP victory in Leh

The grant of Union Territory (UT) status to Ladakh, a long time demand of Ladakhis, particularly Leh Buddhists, should have perhaps led to a groundswell of goodwill for BJP. The results of Ladakh Autonomous Hill District Council (LAHDC) in Leh on Monday indicate otherwise. Of course, the BJP has retained power in the district winning []

28 Oct 2020 11:38 pm
2+2 Dialogue: A game-changer in Indian foreign policy

Brig Dr Vijay Sagar DhemanThird edition of 2+2 dialogue between India and United States took place in New Delhi on 27 Oct 2020. During the meet various security and economic issues were reviewed from prevailing security situation in Eastern Ladakh to Indo Pacific, economic terrorism vigorously being pursued by China, imperialistic hegemonistic overture being persisted []

28 Oct 2020 11:37 pm
Where nature & Hindu way of life intersect

These days, there is a lot of talk about how we must save Hindu culture. This is a bit like saying we must save nature. It is an upside down approach, which misses the most basic point. Nature existed way before us and will continue to exist after us. Similarly, the idea of awareness in []

28 Oct 2020 11:37 pm
Troublesome pollution

Dear Editor,It is a matter of grave concern that the politics of air pollution in Delhi is creating trouble for the inhabitants. BJP claimed that there is more pollution due to local factors in Delhi. AAP Government blamed that BJP and Congress are forming an alliance to allow stubble burning. Whatever may be the reason, []

28 Oct 2020 11:36 pm
Rape a heinous crime

Dear Editor,Sexual assault on women is a common phenomenon in our country. Under sexual assault comes; molestation, eve-teasing, child sex-abuse, rape, marital rape, domestic violence etc. Of all these crimes, rape is the most violent crime which is committed against women.According to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, Rape means an unlawful intercourse done []

28 Oct 2020 11:35 pm
Political gimmick

Dear Editor,The BJPs declaration to provide free COVID-19 vaccination as an election promise in Bihar is a bid to reap political benefits.All parties should remember that they are answerable to all citizens of the country, not just to the people of poll-bound states. The BJP will need to pursue collaborative politics on vaccination, as vaccine []

28 Oct 2020 11:34 pm