“Horn Not Ok” in Shimla, may cost dear

If you are found unnecessary honking in the Himachal Pradesh capital, you would be fined as the state government will observe “Horn Not Ok” drive from Monday to spread awareness on noise pollution.During the awareness drive, the Department of Environment, Science and Technology will organize a series of events in tourist resorts Shimla and Manali

Pakistan violates ceasefire on Line of Control Pakistan violates ceasefire on Line of Control

Pakistan resorted to yet another ceasefire violation across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir with intensive shelling, an Army official said on Monday, adding that there were no reports of injuries or casualties.The ceasefire violation was reported from the Balakote block in Mendhar sector at around 10.30 p.m. on Sunday. “The ceasefire violation

Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules

The BJP-ruled Haryana, which was on a spree on imposing fines to motorists for road safety violations, has decided to focus on educating them rather than imposing penalties till Sunday, while its neighbouring Congress-ruled Punjab and BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh have deferred the new traffic rules for the time being.To prevent road accidents, traffic constables of

Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks

 Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned.”We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a greater risk of death from any cause regardless of whether sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks were consumed,” said study senior author Neil Murphy from International Agency

Fisherman drowns in a river in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh Fisherman drowns in a river in Kangra

A fisherman drowned in a river in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, a district official said on Wednesday.The incident took place in Haripur area of Dehra Gopipur tehsil, he said. A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team from Nurpur has been called to recover the

Jammu Sunjwan attack: Army confirms 9 fatalities
Security agencies arrests militant from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir

Security agencies arrests militant in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir during a checking operation even as heavy shelling took place at two locations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, officials said on Tuesday.The militant was nabbed on Monday from a joint check post of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police at

Hyderabad doctor dies in paragliding crash in Kullu
Hyderabad doctor dies in paragliding crash in Kullu

A city-based doctor died during a para-gliding crash in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Saturday, according to authorities. The deceased Chandra Shekar worked as a physiotherapist at a local hospital in the ECIL area in the city. According to Uma Maheshwari, sister of the deceased, Shekar had embarked on a holiday to Kullu Manali on

Injured in Pak firing, 10-day-old baby dies in JK's Poonch
Injured in Pak firing, 10-day-old baby dies in JK’s Poonch

 A 10-day-old baby, injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC), died at a hospital on Monday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.   The infant, his mother Fatima Jan (35) and another civilian Mohammad Arif (40) were injured when mortar shells fired by Pakistan hit their

3 pilgrims die during Shrikhand Mahadev yatra in Kullu
3 pilgrims die during Shrikhand Mahadev yatra in Kullu

Three pilgrims have died during the Shrikhand Mahadev yatra in Himachal Pradesh’s district, police said on Sunday.The three collapsed while coming back to the base camp in Sinhgad from the shrine after paying their obeisance, according to information.The deceased have been identified as Upender Saini (40) of Shimla, Kewal Nand Bhagat and Atma Ram of

Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. Police said after receiving information about the presence of militants there, security forces started a cordon and search operation in Bonbazar area of Shopian town early Saturday. “As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened,

US-based Kashmiri doctors to launch critical care ambulance service in Valley

Alarmed by the number of road accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US based Kashmiri doctors is all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.”In the absence of emergency service in the ambulances, the US-based group of Kashmiri doctors have launched a programme to provide fully-equipped ambulances with paramedics and junior

Six soldiers, civilian killed in Himachal building collapse

Six soldiers and a civilian were killed and 35 rescued after a four-storey building collapsed due to rain at Kumarhatti town of Himachal Pradesh, rescuers said on Monday.It is believed that six-eight people are still tapped in the debris.While 23 soldiers and 12 civilians were pulled out from the rubbles, the rescue operation by the

For ‘monetary consideration,’ top officials granted bulk gun licences in J&K

After a series of raids in Jammu and adjoining districts on Tuesday, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation are close to laying their hands on the biggest gun-running racket emerging from India’s terror-stricken state. The racket unravels a deep-rooted nexus between bureaucrats and arms dealers in Jammu and Kashmir, and further connects with the

Cross-border infiltration in J&K down by 43%

Net cross-border infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced to 43 per cent in the first half of 2019 while the barbed wire fencing along the India-Pakistan border will be completed by March 2020, the Parliament was told on Tuesday. The government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards cross-border infiltration, Minister of State

We welcome Amarnath Yatris with open hearts as always : Says Indumeet

Srinagar Social-political activities Indumeet Singh lashed out at the central government over highway ban, saying that center should find the one-time solution to end up all Kashmiris at once rather harassing us (Kashmiri’s) over and over again. Turning it center sponsored ‘Gunda Gardi’, Indumeet Singh said, highway ban is affecting Kashmir’s tourism sector which is

Highway and train restrictions are provocation to people : JKPM

Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement has reiterated its demand to revoke the restrictions on civilian movement on Qazigund-Nashri highway which is causing tremendous difficulties to ordinary people. Adding to the miseries of the people, now there are restrictions on travel by trains as well. JKPM General Secretary Shehla Rashid has termed these restrictions as a

Illegal drugs have ruined the lives of Kashmiri people, says Indumeet

Srinagar On the Doctors day , Socio Political leader of Kashmir Indumeet Singh on Monday appealed to the Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) to take steps against the illegal drugs which are available and selling in huge quantity here in Kashmir. In a statement Indumeet said, “These illegal drugs are available in huge quantities in

BJP to launch mass contact campaign on Article 370
Amit Shah on two-day J&K visit from June 26

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said. Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30. “The visit has been advanced due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will chair

Government takes steps to ensure power supply in Srinagar and Jammu

The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the award of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management System (DMS) under R-APDRP Scheme for Jammu and Srinagar cities to M/S G.E T&D India Limited at a cost of Rs.173 crore. An official statement said today,

Security forces have crippled Kashmir militancy: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that the security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and whatever is still left of it would be wiped out soon.Speaking to media on the sidelines of an event in here, Malik said: “Security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in