City and Neighbourhood

Kathua, Bari Brahmana unit holders meet CM

JAMMU: A deputation of representatives of Bari Brahmana and Kathua Industries Associations called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The deputation thanked the Chief Minister of takin...

Mehbooba expresses anguish over murder of minor girl in Kathua

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Expressing her anguish over the abduction and murder of a minor girl belonging to nomadic Bakerwal community in Kathua, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said incidents lik...

Charges filed against Kashmiri separatists for waging war against India

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with P...

Minor girl's murder rocks J&K assembly

Jammu, Jan 18 : The proceedings of Legislative assembly were marred on Thursday after the opposition created an uproar over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua district. As soon as the assembly ...

Traffic disrupted on Kashmir highway to protest erratic power supply

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was disrupted on Thursday to protest unscheduled and frequent power cuts in south Kashmir district of Anantnag. Hundreds of people...

Situation tense of LC, IB, says DG BSF

Jammu, Jan 18 : Director General BSF K K Sharma on Thursday said that situation is tense on Line of Control and International Border . "Situation on LC and IB is tense," Mr Sharma here told repor...

NC, Congress legislators stage walkout from J&K Assembly

Jammu, Jan 18 : Legislative Assembly on Thursday witnessed noisy scenes as Opposition members of National Conference and Congress staged protest over mysterious death of a minor girl in Kathua distri...

Punjab based smugglers arrested with poppy straw in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 18 : Two Punjab based drug smugglers were arrested on Thursday with contraband of poppy straw in this winter capital of the state. "During nakka checking one passenger vehicle (JK02AB 1...

Omar appeals to India-Pak to maintain ceasefire on LoC, IB

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Appealing to India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in state, working president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Ab...

No woman in J&K applied for Hajj without maharam

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Not a single woman in state, the only Muslim majority state in the country, has applied for the Hajj-2018 pilgrimage without maharam after the Centre announced that a group of four...

Minimum temperature improves in J&K after light snowfall in higher reaches

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Minimum temperatures throughout state improved further on Thursday as higher reaches received light snowfall. There has been light snowfall in higher reaches of the Valley and t...

BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu, Jan 18 : A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district. "Paki...

Sections of 2 pvt hospitals sealed for non-compliance

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Authorities today sealed a few sections of two private hospitals in Kupwara district for allegedly failing to comply with the norms laid down by the Health department. "The Directorate of Health Sevices, Kashmir, today sealed a few sections of Quality Care hospital and Ess Bee hospital in Kupwara district," a spokesperson of the health department said. He said the X-ray, ...

Budget discussion concludes in Upper House

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: The general discussion on budget concluded in the House today with several members participating in the debate. Initiating the debate, Ghulam Nabi Monga, said the Panchayat budg...

Govt to open 17 new Degree Colleges: Priya Sethi

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister of State for Higher Education Ms. Priya Sethi, while replying to a question of Aga Syed Mahmood Mosavi, informed the house that the State Government has recently approved the...

10.90 lakh cusec mtr de-silting done in Jhelum Srinagar, Baramulla

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Ch. Sham Lal informed the House that as part of flood prevention measure around 10.90 lakh cusec mtr de-silting has been done in Jhelum ...

Rs 9.81 cr Outdoor Stadium coming up in Udhampur: Ansari

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Mr. Imran Raza Ansari informed the House that Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has conveyed the approval for construction of Outdoor S...

Over 8 lakh pilgrims visited Amarnath shrine in last 3 yrs

Jammu, Jan 17 : Over eight lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas in the last three years, the Assembly was informed today. In a written reply to a ...

Assembly speaker says will talk to MLA after he alleges

Jammu, Jan 17 : State Legislative Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta today said he would talk to independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid who yesterday announced his decision to boycott the remaining assembl...

Four drug peddlers arrested in J-K

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Police has arrested four suspected drug peddlers in separate incidents here and seized large quantity of contraband substances from their possession. Acting on a tip off about m...

Over 3000 kanals of land under unauthorised occupation: J&K Govt

Jammu, Jan 17 : Government on Wednesday said that more than 3,000 kanals of state land was under illegal occupation of various individuals at separate locations on city outskirts. “As per record,...

Bangladeshi national nabbed by civilians in Jammu outskirts

Jammu, Jan 17 The civilians on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national and handed over to the police in Akhnoor area here on outskirts. "Some locals noticed a suspucious movement of a man in th...

J&K Govt employees to get revised salaries from April 2018: FM

Jammu, Jan 17 : Government on Wednesday announced that the State Government Employees would get the revised salaries from April 2018. Replying to the question raised by the Congress MLA, Nawang Ri...

Sadhna top on Kupwara-border town of Tangdhar closed due to snow

Srinagar, Jan 17 : The Sadhna top, connecting border town of Tangdhar and other far flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara has been...

195 security personnel killed in terror incidents in 3 yrsme

Jammu, Jan 17 : The Government today said 195 security personnel lost their lives in the last three years in terror incidents in the Kashmir Valley. In a written reply to a question of BJP's Rames...

PM, J&K CM urged to facilitate travel of pilgrims to Sharda

Jammu, Jan 17 : An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take steps to facilitate the travel of Hindu pi...

DySP among over 12 policemen injured in clash over last rites

Jammu, Jan 17 : More than 12 policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were injured when a mob attacked them with stones and torched a place of worship and few vehicles over the last ri...

Pak troops fire at LoC posts in Poonch; Army Captain injured

Jammu, Jan 17 : Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, injuring an Army Captain, officials said. There was a ceasefire...

Six killed, 7 injured as van falls off bridge in TN

Thoothukudi, Jan 17 : Six people from Madhya Pradesh were killed and seven others injured three of them seriously, when a tempo traveller van in which they were on their way to Kanyakumari for an exc...

Life returns to normal in bijbehara in south Kashmir

Anantnag, Jan 17 : Life returned to normal on Wednesday in several areas of this south Kashmir district, where people observed strike on the first death anniversary of three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) mi...

HMV traffic to ply only one-way, LMV from both sides on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Hundreds of heavy vehicles, including those carrying essentials and oil tankers, left different parts of Jammu for Kashmir valley as only one-way Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic ...

Police seek help to trace missing person in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 17 : State police has sought help to trace a person from downtown, missing for the past two days. A police spokesman said on Wednesday that 40-year-old Bilal Ahmad Mir, resident of C...

Cloud cover pulls up minimum temperatures in Valley

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Overnight cloud cover in the Valley on Wednesday improved minimum temperatures even as Kargil town of Ladakh region remained the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 19 degree Cel...

Frisking, searches by security forces back in Srinagar ahead of Republic Day

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Security forces have intensified searches and frisking in the summer capital, Srinagar to foil any attempt by militants to smuggle in arms and ammunition into the city ahead of Rep...

Cancellation of Poonch-Rawlakot bus reflects tense situation on LoC: Omar

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said cancellation of Poonch- Rawlakote, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) bus service on Monday reflected the tense situation on the Line of Contr...

Kashmir private hospitals putting patients’ lives at risk: DAK

Srinagar, Jan 16 The Doctors Association Kashmir on Tuesday alleged that private hospitals in Kashmir valley lack facilities and staff to deal with emergencies. “That is putting lives of patients...

MLA Rashid, NC raises Kawa's arrest in Assembly

Jammu, Jan 16 : In Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes after the opposition NC and MLA Sheikh Rashid raised the issue of Bilal Ahmad Kawa, who was arrested on charges of involvement in the 200...

Govt making efforts to vacate 140 hectares of horticulture

Jammu, Jan 16 : The Government today said efforts are being made to vacate over 140 hectares of horticulture land which is under the occupation of the defence establishment in the state. "Efforts ...

Increase in abduction cases in 2017: Govt

Jammu, Jan 16 : State witnessed increase in cases of kidnapping of women and girls as compared to 2016, the state government said today. As many as 877 cases of abduction of girls and women have b...

Payment of land compensation started for Ring Road

Jammu Jan 16: Minister for Revenue, Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the Legislative Assembly that the process for disbursement of compensation to land owners/interested persons whose land has come...

‘Multifarious activities under implementation to promote tourism activities in the area'

Jammu, Jan 16: Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi today informed the Legislative Assembly that a separate Tourism Development Authority has been set up to ensure holistic development of Karg...

Projects taken up under package at different stages of implementation

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu informed the House that as on date the estimated size of the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) is Rs 82453 crore and the projects...

Three story building gutted in Khara ,Doda

DODA,JAN 15: A three story building gutted in devastating fire incident at Khara block of Doda here today . As per police sources, a building owned by Mohd Hanief But S/o Abdul Karim Batt reside...

Civilian injured in Shopian in December dies

Srinagar, Jan 16 : A civilian injured in clashes with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir last month died in hospital on Tuesday. Muhammad Ayub Bhat, who had sustained gunshot...

MLA stages walkout from LA for ignoring tourism potential in Kargil

Jammu, Jan 16 : MLA Kargil Asgar Ali Karbalai on Tuesday staged walkout from the Legislative Assembly for ignoring tourism potential in his Constituency. The member raised the issue of tourism pot...

Soldier dies in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16 : A soldier from Jammu died under mysterious circumstance in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Tuesday, official sources said. They a 40-year-old soldier Pawan Kumar, son of ...

Ruckus in J&K Assembly over Kashmiri businessman's arrest in Delhi

Jammu, Jan 16 : The opposition National Conference (NC) and Independent MLA Engineer Rashid on Tuesday interrupted the proceedings of State assembly over the arrest of a Kashmiri businessman by Delhi...

5,946 SPOs appointed in state in 2017: Govt

Jammu, Jan 16: The Government today said 5,946 special police officers have been appointed in the state in 2017. However, the engagement of SPOs is made district-wise and unit-wise basis in the st...

Body of soldier martyred in J&K arrive in Nashik

Nashik, Jan 16 : The body of soldier Yogesh S Bhadanen martyred while battling Pakistani forces at Sunderbani sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district arrived here at Ojhar Airport on Monday. ...

R-Day: Security forces on heightened alert in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Security forces have been put on a heightened alert in Kashmir following inputs of a possible militant attack in the city ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, police said today....

Four OGWs tasked to motivate youths to join militancy arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Four Over Ground Workers (OGWs), tasked to motivate innocent youths to join militancy were arrested by police in the frontier district of Kupwara on Monday, official sources said. ...

Land acquisition in Kishtwar: NC legislator marshalled out from Upper House

Jammu, Jan 15 : National Conference legislator Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo on Monday was marshalled out from the Upper House after he raised an issue of compensation to the people whose land was being acqui...

PHC Rohama to be upgraded as Model Health Centre

Jammu, Jan 15: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat informed the House that the PHC Rohama is being developed as model Health Centre with maternity and child healthcare services. ...

Army Day Celebrated With Veterans Of Doda

Doda, Jan 15: The Army Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm by 10 Rastriya Rifle's Force at Doda on January here. Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 to mark the takin...

Kargil students witness LC proceedings

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: A group of students from Sargole Kargil today witnessed the proceedings of the Legislative Council. The students hailing from far-off areas of the Kargil district have come here...

91000 solar home lighting devices provided to un-electrified villages

Jammu, Jan 15: Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone today informed that the government has distributed 91,000 solar home lighting devices to the house...

2 courses being taught in Polytechnic College Shopian: Imran Raza Ansari

Jammu, Jan 15: Minister for Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari, while replying to a question of Showkat Hussain Ganai, informed the House that Government Polytec...

Various flood protection projects submitted to CWC for Poonch: Mir

Jammu January 15: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, rehabilitation and Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir informed that government has submitted two major flood protection projects worth Rs 11...

Kashmiri mother seeks CM's help for son's release

Srinagar, Jan 15 : The mother of a Kashmiri businessman arrested in Delhi on terrorism charges on Monday urged Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to help get her son released, claiming h...

Pak says 4 soldiers killed by India along LoC

Jammu, Jan 15 : A teenager, hailing from Paksitan- occupied Kashmir (PoK), escaped from a juvenile home in R S Pura sector here, police said today. Ashfaq Ali (16), a resident of the Bhimber area ...

A boy escapes from juvenile home in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 15 : A teenager, hailing, escaped from a juvenile home in R S Pura sector here, police said today. Ashfaq Ali (16), a resident of the Bhimber area of PoK, was lodged at the juvenile hom...

Summer-like weather during day, night remains chilly in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 : People continued to enjoy summer-like weather due to sunshine though the night temperature remained several degrees below freezing point owing to dry conditions in Kashmir valley. ...

Indian Army retaliates, kills 7 Pakistani soldiers

Jammu, Jan 15 : The Indian Army today carried out a "retaliatory action" against Pakistani troops, killing seven of their soldiers and injuring four others others along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's...

Army chief warns of stronger reaction against Pak terrorism

New Delhi, Jan 15 : Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today his force will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost in Jammu and Kashmir and warned of stronger reaction against Pakistan-suppor...

Protests rock J-K Assembly over Army chief's remarks

Jammu, Jan 15 : Protests rocked Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the remarks of Army chief as the opposition National Conference created ruckus and staged walk out from the House demanding statement f...

NC members create ruckus, stage walkout of J&K LA

Jammu, Jan 15 : Oppositon members from National Conference (NC) on Monday created ruckus and staged walkout of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly over intensified "Cordon And Search Operation...

Drug peddlers arrested with heroin in Rajouri

Jammu, Jan 15 : Two drug peddlers were arrested on Monday with contraband of heroin in Rajouri A joint team of SOG and Police Post Chingus Chatyar raised a naka near Kallar Chowk on Rajouri highw...

BJP asks J-K minister not to lock horns with Army chief

Jammu, Jan 15 : The BJP today asked Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Ahmed Bukhari "not to lock horns with the Army chief", two days after he said Gen. Bipin Rawat should "do his own job" a...

Karvan-e-Aman bus leave to cross over to POK

Srinagar, Jan 15 : The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) left here on Monday to cross over to other side of the Line of Contro...

Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained several degrees below the freezing point on Monday with Kargil town freezing at minus 20 degree Celsius. "At minus 20 d...

Five Jaish militants killed on LoC in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Five militants from Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide squad were killed on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and paramilitary fo...

About 2 lakh children being covered under IPPI

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) About two lakh children below the age of five years will be covered under Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme on January 28 for which 100 polio booths are bei...

Major tragedy averted, IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road defused

Srinagar, Jan 14: Security forces on Sunday averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), planted by militants on the city outskirts on Srinagar...

J&K shivers in cold wave, Leh coldest at minus 15.2

Srinagar, Jan 14: Biting winter cold continued its sway on the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with the weather office giving no indication of any immediate relief. ...

Restrictions imposed in downtown, SeK lifted

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) Restrictions imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) on Saturday, when separatists had called for a general strike against civilian killings in alleged security force a...

Traffic on Srinagar-Bandipora road suspended after reports about IED

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) Traffic on Srinagar-Bandipora road has been suspended on Sunday following information that militants have planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Malroo on the outskirt...

Train service resumes in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended on Saturday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike against the ...

RDA SKIMS suspend strike, welcomes appointment of interim doctor

Srinagar, Jan 13 : The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Saturday suspended strike after four days, demanding reinstatement of the Director of the ins...

Two died due to asphyxiation in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Two people died due to asphyxiation in a room in Pulwama district late Friday night, official sources said on Saturday. They said two people, reportedly working as labourers, we...

Donot interfere in education sector, J&K minister to Army Chief

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Army should not interfere in education sector, Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said, reacting to the statement of Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat that...

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Authorities on Saturday imposed curfew-like restrictions in downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) besides parts of civil lines in Srinagar to prevent any demonstrations following strike...

Minor critically injured after unexploded bomb goes off in J-K

Jammu, Jan 13 : A 12-year-old boy was today critically injured by an unexploded bomb that went off near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Mohammad Iqb...

Cabinet ministers should ''speak up'' like SC judges: Yashwant

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Firing a fresh salvo at the government, disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today asked his party colleagues and ministers to "get rid of their fear" and "speak up for democracy...

Security forces defuse 5-kg IED on Srinagar-Baramulla highway

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Security forces today defused an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, a police official said. The IED was f...

Strike cripples life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Strike crippled life on Saturday in the Kashmir Valley due to the strike called by separatists against the civilian killings in an alleged security force action. Shops and busin...

Mirwaiz again under house arrest, no relief for Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq remained under house arrest since Friday evening in the summer capital of Srinagar. Meanwhile, there was no...

Major tragedy averted, IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Security forces averted a major tragedy when they detected a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants in the city outskirts on Srinagar-Baramulla road on Sat...

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here on Saturday to prevent separatist-called protests against civilian killings during gunfights between security forces and ...

Train services suspended again in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Train services were suspended on Saturday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against the alleged civilians killings in ...

Jammu to celebrate Lohri, harbinger of warmer days

Srinagar, Jan 13 : The cold wave sweeping through Jammu and Kashmir further tightened its grip on the valley even as people in Jammu prepared to celebrate the Lohri festival on Saturday. Lohri mar...