Himachal Pradesh roads wail for attention as elections come overhead

Ladbhadol : – On one hand, in different parts of the recently concluded assembly elections, various parties were drumming down the development of Ladbhadol while many link roads of Ladbhadol are such that it is not even possible to walk on foot. The conditions are such that neither the administrative officials are paying attention to

Srinagar, Jammu witness season's coldest night Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night

Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night: Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season.While Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 11.6, Kargil recorded minus 9 as the night’s lowest temperature, the

Three LeT militants killed in gunbattle Three LeT militants killed in gunbattle

Three LeT militants killed in gunbattle:  Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed today in a gunbattle with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.Security forces launched a search operation at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara District in north Kashmir following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.He said three Lashkar ultras have

Nephew of top terrorist Zakiur-Rehman Lakhvi killed in Kashmir

Army on Saturday eliminated five hardcore terrorists in an encounter in the Hajin area of Bandipura district of North Kashmir. An Air Force (GARUD) commando was also martyred during the operation. Unconfirmed reports from army intelligence also stated that nephew of the Pakistan based terrorist leader Zakiur-Rehman Lakhvi was also killed in the encounter that was

Sonamarg in central Kashmir receives season’s first snowfall

Kangan Nov. 15, The twin health resorts of Sonamarg and Naranag in upper reaches of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district received the season’s first snowfall in the wee hours on Wednesday. Witnesses said that snowfall began at around 3 am.Director Meteorological department, Sonam Lotus had predicted a spell of light rain in plains and

Police detain Mirwaiz Umer, Yasin Malik

Srinagar, Nov 15, Police on Wednesday foiled a joint march by separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik by taking them into preventing custody here.They were detained just as they started a march towards the city centre Lal Chowk from the nearby Abi Guzar office of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).The

Search operations on in J&K’s Shopian, Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 11 : Search operations on in J&K’s Shopian, Pulwama. Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday started massive search operations in Shopian and Pulwama districts following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, police said.A joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and

Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease
Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease

Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease: In a first, scientists have successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage due to a genetic disease using transplants derived from genetically modified cells.The boy suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed about 80 per cent of the outermost layer of his skin.After

Himachal Pradesh polls : Only 19 women among 338 candidates

New Delhi, Nov 7 : Himachal Pradesh polls : Only 19 women among 338 candidates. Out of 338 candidates contesting the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, only 19 are women, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The poll panel also said that about 112 candidates are contesting the assembly elections as independents; the main parties, the

JK govt rejects SHRC recommendation to compensate human shield

The Jammu and Kashmir government has rejected recommendation of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to pay compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to a civilian who was used as human shield by the Army in the Budgam district of Kashmir during the by-election for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat to prevent a violent stone-pelting mob

Wagah-style parades along IB with Pakistan in jammu, soon

India’s sensitive International Border (IB) with Pakistan may soon turn into a tourist hot spot at Suchetgarh in Jammu. Parades similar to those held at Wagah border will be performed by Border Security Force personnel. Not just that, to attract more tourists, there are plans to build a Warrior Museum, restaurants and cafeterias, a 5-D

PM’s `termite’ remark reflects his despair at emerging anti-BJP swing

Nachan/Fatehpur, November 5 : PM termite remark reflects his despair at emerging anti-BJP swing. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his `termite’ remark against the Congress, even as he ridiculed the BJP leader for running scared from one constituency to another in a desperate bid to

Modi faces criticism over ‘stone pelting on Himachali soldiers in Kashmir’ comment

Arjun Sharma The rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in poll bound Himachal Pradesh are also echoing in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir. On Sunday when Modi stated during a rally that soldiers from Himachal are stone pelted in Kashmir, president of National Conference and former Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah launched an attack on

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 overview

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 overview. The assembly elections are going to be held next week in Himachal Pradesh. The main contest is between BJP and Congress. Former Chief Minister from BJP, 73-year-old Prem Kumar Dhumal will be going up against 6-time CM from Congress, 83-year-old Virbhardra Singh. The assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh

Employee held for stealing gold from shop in J-K

Jammu, Nov 4  : Employee held for stealing gold from shop in J-K. A resident of West Bengal was today arrested here on the charges of looting gold worth Rs three lakh from a goldsmith shop where he was working, a police spokesman said. The stolen gold was recovered on the basis of information provided

Congress releases manifesto for Himachal assembly elections
Congress releases manifesto for Himachal assembly elections

– – – – – Advertisement – – – – – Congress released its manifesto for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections on Wednesday. Senior leader of the party Sushil Kumar Shinde and CM Candidate Virbhadra Singh released it. In the manifesto, the promise of minimum wage of Rs 350 for MNREGA and 50,000 meritorious children of poor

Prem Kumar Dhumal to be BJP’s CM candidate in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Oct 31, The BJP on Tuesday announced two-time Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh. Addressing a public meeting in Sirmaur district, BJP national President Amit Shah said: “Prem Kumar Dhumal would be the chief ministerial face of the BJP. “The state’s ruling Congress has already announced

Police cracks braid chopping case in Kashmir

Srinagar, October 28 : – Braid chopping case. Yesterday police station Sadder received an information that a braid chopping incident has occured in Chanapora area and one Wasim Yousuf Bhat resident of Roselane Colony alledged that braid of his wife namely Aasia has been chopped by some unknown person after spraying some substance on her

J&K policeman on ‘leave’ joins LeT

Oct 28 : JK policeman on ‘leave’ joins LeT. A Jammu and Kashmir policeman who was on leave, has joined the Lashkari-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit, the authorities said on Saturday. Selection grade constable Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, on training in Kathua district of Jammu region had taken leave to come to the Kashmir Valley’s Shopian district

Himachal polls: Congress announces second list, CM's son doesn't figure
Himachal polls: Congress announces second list, CM’s son doesn’t figure

Himachal polls: Congress announces second list, CM’s son doesn’t figure. New Delhi/Shimla- Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya did not figure in the Congress’ second list of seven of the nine pending candidates for the November 9 assembly polls in the state. Except for Shimla Rural and Mandi, the party has declared candidates for all