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Historic three day Sudh Mahadev Mela concludes at Udhampur

Excelsior Correspondent UDHAMPUR, June 23: More than 50,000 devotees/ Visitors including men, women and children of all faith witnessed 3- day Historic Sudhmahadev Mela in Sub Division Chenani of district Udhampur which concluded with traditional fervour and gaiety here today. During the three days of the mela over 50,000 devotees/Visitors paid obeisance before the abode of Lord Shiva in the Sudh Mahadev temple after taking bath in the sin destroying springs (Pap Nashni Bowli) situated just at t

24 Jun 2024 6:00 am
Goa seeks Rs 700 cr for water projects, Rs 300 cr for exposition of St Xaviers relics

PANAJI, Jun 23 : Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has sought Rs 700 crore from the Centre for water augumentation projects and Rs 300 crore grant for the decennial exposition of St Francis Xaviers relics scheduled later this year, officials said on Sunday. Sawant was participating in a pre-budget meeting chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Saturday and he said these initiatives are essential for Goas development. The relics of St Francis Xavier are preserved [] T

24 Jun 2024 5:59 am
Mandhanas graceful 90 leads India to 6-wicket win over SA, ODI series sweep

BENGALURU, June 23: Smriti Mandhana waltzed to a characteristically elegant 90 to form the crux of Indias six-wicket win in the third and final womens ODI against South Africa, marking their 3-0 series clean sweep here on Sunday. Mandhana, whose innings came off 83 balls (114), had efficient support casts in Shafali Verma (25), Priya Punia (28) and Harmanpreet Kaur (42, 48b, 24) as India went past the target of 216 without exerting themselves much. The hosts made 220 for [] The post Mandhanas gr

24 Jun 2024 5:59 am
Burger King Murder: Woman who was with victim seen in Jammus Katra

NEW DELHI, Jun 23 : The woman who has been accused of honey-trapping the man who was shot dead in a Burger King outlet in Rajouri Garden area was seen in Jammu, a police source said on Sunday. Aman Joon, 26, was shot dead last week in the west Delhi area by two gangsters while he was sitting inside the restaurant with the woman. Police said Joon suffered 38 gunshot wounds. According to a source, the woman, who Joon had [] The post Burger King Murder: Woman who was with victim seen in Jammus Katr

24 Jun 2024 5:57 am
Triple A Performing Arts imparts training of traditional folk art forms

Excelsior Correspondent REASI, June 23: Triple A Performing Arts Reasi organized training of traditional folk art forms & documentation here at village Chinkah Arnas and other places of Himalayan and Sub-Himalayan region of the district Reasi. Supported by Ministry of Culture, Govt of India under Himalayan Schemes through North East Zonal Cultural Centre Dimapur Nagaland for the year 2023-24, Triple A Performing Art provides opportunity to youth for training in traditional folk art forms, art &

24 Jun 2024 5:30 am
UPSC qualifier conducts mentorship session at SR College of Competition

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 23: At S R College of Competition in Gandhi Nagar Jammu, Harnit Singh Sudan, who recently qualified the UPSC examinations, hosted a highly informative mentorship session tailored for UPSC and JKAS aspirants, focusing particularly on students who have chosen Anthropology as their optional subject. The session had enthusiastic participation from aspiring Civil Servants keen on mastering Anthropology. During the session, Harnit provided a comprehensive overview o

24 Jun 2024 5:28 am
Dogri song Mithian Mithian Gallan shot at Reasi

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 23: Dogri song Mithian Mithian Gallan was shot at beautiful location of Reasi by the team of Disha Kala Jagat, Akhnoor. The song was sung by renowned singer, Ashok Kumar and directed by Ravi Kumar, Dhanraj Studio Jammu. Aditya Bhardwaj was Producer of this video song and Director was Ravi Kumar Sharma while M. Akram Khan coordinated the whole team. Actors who performed in the video song were Raja Aamir Khan, Rupali Sharma, Aasim Nadeem, Ambika, [] The post Dog

24 Jun 2024 5:27 am
RERA Enforcing Act Compliance

The Jammu and Kashmir Real Estate Regulatory Authority (J&K RERA) is poised to take a significant step towards enforcing transparency and accountability within the regions real estate sector. As outlined in recent developments, J&K RERA will soon start issuing notices to non-registered developers, a move underpinned by data gathered from the JDA, SDA, JMC, and SMC. This proactive approach signals a much-needed emphasis on adhering to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, instit

24 Jun 2024 5:20 am
Terrorism taking last breath, recent terror acts sign of enemys desperation: LG

Police needs to stay a step ahead of adversaries Excelsior Correspondent Reasi, June 23: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today attended the Attestation cum Passing out Parade of 16th BRTC Batch of J&K Police at Subsidiary Training Centre, Talwara in this district. A total of 860 new recruit constables of border battalion have completed their rigorous training today at the STC. An oath was administered to the passing out cadets for performing their duties with dedication and honesty. In his addre

24 Jun 2024 5:13 am
Omar made mistake by moving from Srinagar to Baramulla: Karan Singh

People are not entirely happy with BJP SRINAGAR, June 23: Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh has said Omar Abdullah made a mistake by contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Baramulla instead of Srinagar a bastion of the National Conference that was won by its candidate Aga Ruhullah Mehdi. Omar Abdullah would have been an asset in Parliament had he won, Singh, 93, said as he termed as dramatic Engineer Rashids win from the Baramulla seat by more than two [] The post Omar made mistake by moving fro

24 Jun 2024 5:12 am
Kashmirs braveheart cop didnt live to see sons first birthday

Ex IGP recounts sons last phone call SRINAGAR, June 23: Eight months on, his sons dying words, calm and reassuring even as he took his last breath, still reverberate. I am hitPlease dont panic, DySP Humayun Bhat told his father, retired Jammu and Kashmir Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hasan Bhat, over the phone. That was September 13 last year. Humayun called his father from Kokernag in south Kashmir after a gunfight with terrorists that eventually claimed the lives of [] The post Kashmirs b

24 Jun 2024 5:11 am
Honouring Sacrifices through Education

The CRPF has taken a commendable step towards securing the future of the children of its slain and decorated personnel. The initiative, which involves partnerships with 31 universities-22 of which are in Tamil Nadu-aims to provide these children with opportunities in technical education fields such as artificial intelligence, computer science, and electronics. This effort not only recognises the ultimate sacrifices made by these brave soldiers but also paves the way for a brighter future for the

24 Jun 2024 5:10 am
Sharp rise in Jammu temp in 3 days, landslide blocks Thannamandi road

Dry weather in region from June 24 to 28 Gopal Sharma JAMMU, June 23: A sharp rise of nearly 6 degrees Celsius in temperature has been experienced in Jammu during past three days, with Samba remaining hottest place in the region with 43.9 deg C temperature on Sunday, while MeT office has predicted dry and hot weather conditions from June 24 to 28, in the plains of Jammu region. Due to rain and landslides, Rajouri-Thannamandi-Bufliaz-Poonch road remained closed for some [] The post Sharp rise in

24 Jun 2024 5:10 am
Police to invoke Enemy Agents Act against those aiding Pak terrorists

Life imprisonment, death penalty only punishment *Kathua attack probe goes to SIA, 6 arrested Sanjeev Pargal JAMMU, June 23: Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain said today that police proposed to invoke Enemy Agents Act/Ordinance, which is harsher than Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and has minimum sentence of life imprisonment, against terror supporters who aid and abet foreign terrorists in carrying out attacks here. Swain announced that investigations in the terror attack in

24 Jun 2024 5:09 am
No response to tender for installation of vertical lift from Peerkho to Mubarak Mandi

*J&K Cable Car Corpn likely to modify clauses Mohinder Verma JAMMU, June 23: There is no response to the tender floated by the Jammu and Kashmir Cable Car Corporation for installation of vertical lift from Peerkho to Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex even after extension in the timeline several times. Due to this, no time-frame can be specified for start of work on the much-talked about project. The project to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 27 crore was [] The post No response to tender fo

24 Jun 2024 5:08 am
Govt to repeal registration, trade rules of hospitality sector

300% increase in foreign tourist arrivals: Mudgal Irfan Tramboo Srinagar, June 23: Aiming to ensure ease of doing business, the Government has decided to repeal the old registration and trade rules governing the hospitality sector, especially hotels, and introduce new rules to address the long-standing concerns of the tourism industry. In an exclusive interview with Excelsior, Commissioner/ Secretary Tourism Department, Yasha Mudgal, said that the registration and trade rules in J&K were a bit o

24 Jun 2024 5:07 am
Mayawati declares Anand as successor

LUCKNOW, June 23: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati today declared nephew Akash Anand her successor and made him the partys national coordinator, reversing her own previous decision. In the middle of the Lok Sabha elections on May 7, she had termed Akash Anand immature and relieved him of the party post. After a national level meeting at the BSP state office here on Sunday, the party in a statement said it was handing Akash Anand his former responsibilities back. [] The post Mayawati

24 Jun 2024 5:06 am
Bari Brahmana police recovers dead body

Excelsior Correspondent SAMBA, June 23: Bari Brahmana police has recovered a dead body near Data Talab in Birpur area of Bari Brahmana today. Police said information was received by Bari Brahmana Police Station (PS) from reliable sources that one unknown male dead body age about 35 years is lying near Data Talab, Birpur Bari Brahmana in suspicious circumstances. On the basis of the information inquest proceedings under section 174/crpc has been initiated vide DDR No. 24, dated: 23/06/2024 at Bar

24 Jun 2024 5:05 am
LS session begins today

NEW DELHI, June 23: The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha beginning Monday will see oath-taking by newly elected members followed by election of the Lok Sabha Speaker on June 26 and President Droupadi Murmus address to joint sitting of both the Houses on June 27. The row over appointment of BJP leader and seven-term member Bhartruhari Mahtab as the Pro-tem Speaker is likely to cast shadow over the session. The move has drawn flak from the opposition, which [] The post LS session begins today a

24 Jun 2024 5:05 am
Chinese equipments land in terrorists hands

SRINAGAR, June 23: Encounters with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir have led to the seizure of highly encrypted Chinese telecom gear Ultra Set, an equipment used by the Pakistani army that has ended up in the hands of terror groups, officials said. This has also raised concerns over undetected infiltrations from across the Line of Control and terrorists potentially residing in the outskirts of cities and villages, they said. The seizure of the mobile handsets used by foreign terrorists, primarily

24 Jun 2024 5:04 am
Induct 2 members of community in SASB: KPs

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 23: Kashmiri Pandits today urged Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) to induct some members of the community in the Shrine Board also. In a statement issued here, today by Temples and Shrines Prabandhak Committee, Tral Pulwama reiterated its demand of including the members of the community in the Pratham Pujan at holy cave as well as daily Puja during the annual yatra also. The president of the Committee, Ramesh Bhat said that prior to mass exodus [] The post In

24 Jun 2024 5:03 am
Pak delegation in Jammu to discuss IWT

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 23: A Pakistani delegation arrived in Jammu city late on Sunday night to discuss the Indus Water Treaty(IWT). Under the treaty that was signed between Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and former Pakistani Prime Minister Ayub Khan in 1960, neutral experts along with delegations from India and Pakistan will visit various dam sites in the region in the coming days. Click here to connect with us on WhatsApp The visit marks a crucial step towards bilateral efforts [

24 Jun 2024 5:03 am
Sikhs for due representation in Assembly elections

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 23: Parvinder Singh Happy, a prominent social Sikh leader in Jammu and Kashmir, has raised a crucial demand of due representation of the Sikh community in the upcoming Assembly elections. In a statement issued here today, P.S Happy emphasized the significant role Sikhs play in the electoral landscape of J&K, urging all political parties to acknowledge their substantial voter base and ensure proportional representation. The Sikh community holds a respectable nu

24 Jun 2024 5:02 am
Thief arrested in Sanura village

Excelsior Correspondent SAMBA, June 23: A thief was caught red-handed and handed over to the police today in broad daylight in Sanura village, which falls under Ghagwal Police Station of district Samba. According to the information received, the thieves broke into the house of an army personnel, Tara Chand, son of Sardari Lal when all the members of the house were out. The army personnel himself was on duty and other members had gone to participate in the Satsang. The [] The post Thief arrested

24 Jun 2024 5:02 am
JKNUF holds Core Committee meet, discusses KPs issues

Excelsior Correspondent FARIDABABD, June 23: The Jammu and Kashmir National United Front (JKNUF) held a Core Committee meeting here, today. In a statement Rakesh Handoo, president of JKNUF, said the Core Committee has resolved to take proactive steps in the political arena. The Committee announced its intention to field candidates in every constituency in Kashmir for the upcoming elections. This strategic move aims to ensure that the voices and concerns of the Kashmiri Pandit community are repre

24 Jun 2024 5:02 am
Butapathri-Kallus water pipeline damaged

Excelsior Correspondent Srinagar, June 23: The water pipeline from Butapathri to Kallus in North Kashmirs Baramulla district has been damaged, prompting authorities to rush to the spot for repairs. According to authorities, the damage to the 250mm pipeline could potentially affect nearly 10 water supply schemes operational in the Sub Division Baramulla and Kreeri. Officials told Excelsior that the damage was likely due to increased pressure, and as soon as they were informed, the concerned teams

24 Jun 2024 5:02 am
Jagti inmates highlight issues

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 23: A meeting was held at Jagti under the chairmanship of Pintoo Ji in which various issues confronting Jagti inmates were discussed. The meeting appealed the Government to address the burning issues immediately. While addressing Pintoo Ji and all the members expressed their concern that Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha visited Jagti many times and spoke about various schemes and their implementation and laid foundation stone of play ground. He promised for constructi

24 Jun 2024 5:02 am
Restore Rajinder park to its past glory

This is to draw attention of the JMC authorities towards Rajinder Park, Canal Road which once used to be a favourite destination for people and is now lying in a pathetic state. The park which was frequented by people-children, senior citizens and other groups in hordes for beating heat in sweltering summer and for recreational purposes wears a deserted look. Under CSR initiative it was well maintained by J&K authorities but one does not know whether it is still under [] The post Restore Rajinde

24 Jun 2024 1:38 am
New recruits displaying skills at STC Talwara on Sunday.

New recruits displaying skills at STC Talwara on Sunday. The post New recruits displaying skills at STC Talwara on Sunday. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:33 am
Huge gathering of devotees attending Urs of Sufi Saint, Baji Sahib in Rajouri.

Huge gathering of devotees attending Urs of Sufi Saint, Baji Sahib in Rajouri. The post Huge gathering of devotees attending Urs of Sufi Saint, Baji Sahib in Rajouri. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:32 am
DIG Sunil Gupta with SSP Jammu, Team Jammu chief and others during a programme against drug menace.

DIG Sunil Gupta with SSP Jammu, Team Jammu chief and others during a programme against drug menace. The post DIG Sunil Gupta with SSP Jammu, Team Jammu chief and others during a programme against drug menace. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:32 am
Guests and organizers during an exhibition at old Jammu City on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Guests and organizers during an exhibition at old Jammu City on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh The post Guests and organizers during an exhibition at old Jammu City on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:31 am
Swami Chidanand Saraswati and other guests during a programme at SKICC in Srinagar.

Swami Chidanand Saraswati and other guests during a programme at SKICC in Srinagar. The post Swami Chidanand Saraswati and other guests during a programme at SKICC in Srinagar. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:30 am
A view of landslide hit area in Ramban on Sunday.

A view of landslide hit area in Ramban on Sunday. The post A view of landslide hit area in Ramban on Sunday. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:30 am
NCs addl gen secy and former Minister, Ajay Sadhotra addressing meeting in Jammu North on Sunday.

NCs addl gen secy and former Minister, Ajay Sadhotra addressing meeting in Jammu North on Sunday. The post NCs addl gen secy and former Minister, Ajay Sadhotra addressing meeting in Jammu North on Sunday. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:29 am
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurating Litchi Festival in Jammu on Sunday.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurating Litchi Festival in Jammu on Sunday. The post Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurating Litchi Festival in Jammu on Sunday. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:28 am
A scene from Dogri song album Mithian Mithian Gallan.

A scene from Dogri song album Mithian Mithian Gallan. The post A scene from Dogri song album Mithian Mithian Gallan. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:28 am
UPSC qualifier Harnit Singh conducting mentorship session at SR College of Competition.

UPSC qualifier Harnit Singh conducting mentorship session at SR College of Competition. The post UPSC qualifier Harnit Singh conducting mentorship session at SR College of Competition. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:27 am
A scene from Hindi play Lipstick Ki Muskaan staged at Jammu on Sunday.

A scene from Hindi play Lipstick Ki Muskaan staged at Jammu on Sunday. The post A scene from Hindi play Lipstick Ki Muskaan staged at Jammu on Sunday. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:26 am
Winning Volleyball team posing along with trophy.

Winning Volleyball team posing along with trophy. The post Winning Volleyball team posing along with trophy. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:26 am
Gulbadin Naib flexes his biceps after taking 4 wickets against Australia.

Gulbadin Naib flexes his biceps after taking 4 wickets against Australia. The post Gulbadin Naib flexes his biceps after taking 4 wickets against Australia. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:25 am
LG Manoj Sinha awarding certificate to a new recruit at STC Talwara on Sunday.

LG Manoj Sinha awarding certificate to a new recruit at STC Talwara on Sunday. The post LG Manoj Sinha awarding certificate to a new recruit at STC Talwara on Sunday. appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:18 am
Tourists enjoying Shikara Ride in a lake at picturesque Sanasar in Ramban district on Sunday.(UNI)

Tourists enjoying Shikara Ride in a lake at picturesque Sanasar in Ramban district on Sunday.(UNI) The post Tourists enjoying Shikara Ride in a lake at picturesque Sanasar in Ramban district on Sunday.(UNI) appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

24 Jun 2024 1:17 am
Regressing to coalition era

Shiban Khaibri Work for a cause, not for applause, live life to express , not to impress, dont strive to make your presence noticed , just make your absence felt .. It goes without saying that the combined opposition comprising so many political parties with only one avowed agenda of defeating Narendra Modi and preventing him from making it a historic third term in 2024 Lok Sabha elections so as not to build records and at the outset, equal [] The post Regressing to coalition era appeared first

24 Jun 2024 12:55 am
30 shanties gutted in mysterious fire at Jammu Railway Station, 2 children rescued

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Jun 23: A mysterious fire broke out at Jammu Railway Station, engulfing at least 30 shanties in its path. The blaze, initially reported around 6:50 Pm, originated from wooden shanties located at East Colony of the station and quickly spread to nearby areas. According to local authorities, the fire razed 25-30 hutments to ashes. Two children who were trapped amidst the flames were successfully rescued by emergency responders. Efforts to extinguish the fire are curre

23 Jun 2024 8:30 pm
J&K Govt Amends Police Rules To Provide Height Related Relaxation To Bot Tribe

JAMMU, June 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has amended the Jammu and Kashmir Police Rules 1960 in order to provide a height related relaxation to the Bot Tribe. Read the order issued in this context. The post J&K Govt Amends Police Rules To Provide Height Related Relaxation To Bot Tribe appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

23 Jun 2024 5:57 pm
FIR registered against fashion designer for hurting religious sentiments with yoga at Golden Temple

AMRITSAR, June 23: The Punjab Police has booked a fashion designer and lifestyle influencer for hurting religious sentiments by performing yoga at the Golden Temple complex here. The case was registered after the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) filed a complaint against fashion designer Archana Makwana. She was booked under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said on Sunday. The

23 Jun 2024 5:39 pm
Hundreds died during this years Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia amid intense heat, officials say

MECCA (Saudi Arabia), June 23:Hundreds of people died during this years Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced intense high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Wednesday as people tried to claim their loved ones bodies. Saudi Arabia has not commented on the death toll amid the heat during the pilgrimage, required of every able Muslim once in their life, nor offered any causes for those who died. However, hundreds of people had [] The post Hundre

23 Jun 2024 5:24 pm
Omar Should Have Contested From Srinagar, Would Have Been Asset In Parliament: Karan Singh

SRINAGAR, June 23: Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh said Omar Abdullah made a mistake by contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Baramulla instead of Srinagar a bastion of the National Conference that was won by its candidate Aga Ruhullah Mehdi. Click here to connect with us on WhatsApp Omar Abdullah would have been an asset in Parliament had he won, Singh, 93, said as he termed as dramatic Engineer Rashids win from the Baramulla seat by more than two [] The post Omar Should Have Contested From

23 Jun 2024 5:24 pm
Indian Solutions For Indian Problems, Indian Data For Indian Innovations: Dr Jitendra

PUNE, June 23 : Indian Solutions for Indian problems and Indian data for Indian Innovations as our spectrum, and even our human phenotype, is different from the rest of the world, said Dr. Jitendra Singh while addressing the 6th National Convention of Vigyan Bharati (ViBha) at MIT-ADT University, here. Click here to connect with us on WhatsApp Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Scienc

23 Jun 2024 5:18 pm