Jammu and Kashmir

Drug peddler nabbed with opium in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A drug peddler with contraband of opium was arrested in Greater Kailash area here on Tuesday. "Police during naka checking stopped one Motorcycle and on search, 300 grams of Opium ...

Try 'BODMAS' method to solve this viral math equation

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) If you are baffled by a viral mathematical equation that has taken the social media platforms by storm, you do not actually need to go too far but to check it with your Math...

Govt neglecting ASHA workers, alleges Tarigami

Srinagar, Jul 16: State Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) president Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday accused the government of totally neglecting the women working as ASHAs, despite starting th...

Separatist leader Inqilabi again booked under PSA

Srinagar, Jul 16: Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi has again been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) even as he remained lodged in a jail in Jammu. Meanwhile, a local court has...

Unidentified male body recovered from Jehlum in north Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was recovered from a Jehlum at Shadipora village of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday. Reports said that some locals spotted the body lyin...

Centre's response sought on plea for linking property to Aadhaar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking directions to the government to link movable and immovable property docume...

'Jai Shri Ram' used as signature slogan to instill fear among people, alleges Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 16: Reacting to reports that a Muslim cleric was attacked in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said it is sad to see Lord R...

Mehbooba welcomes Geelani's statement on KPs return to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Welcoming the statement of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani that ‘he wholeheartedly wants the Kashmiri Pandits to return and live in the valley’, Peo...

Youth shuns militancy, returns to mainstream in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar, Jul 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed that a youth, who had joined militant ranks, has shunned the path of violence and returned to mainstream in south Kashmir district of Pul...

CRPF troopers praised for saving girl from drowning in J&K

Srinagar, July 16: The brave efforts of two CRPF troopers who saved a girl from drowning in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district was praised by locals and the twitterati on Tuesday. On Monday, ...

Police arrests two persons in Baramulla, recovers pistol

Srinagar, July 16: Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the last month’s killing of a Shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police officer told that the ...

Two Burglars Arrested Recovered Stolen Property in Safapora Ganderbal

SAFAPORA: On credible information of locals that two persons intruded in to water pump station, have stolen water pipes worth 20000 rupees. Accordingly, Ganderbal Police acted swiftly and...

Police Officer killed in road mishap

Jammu, July 16: A person was killed in a road accident when the vehicle he was traveling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge on Bhrath road in Doda district. Reports said that th...

Bhoomi, navgrah pujan and dhawajarohan performed on Ashad Purnima

Srinagar, Jul 16: The age-old traditional rituals 'bhoomi-pujan', 'navgrah pujan' and 'dhawajarohan' connected with commencement of annual 'Chhari-Mubarak' were being performed at Pahalgam in the sou...

Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi Police have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Srinagar, it said on Tuesday. The terrorist has been identified as Basir Ahmad Ponnu, carrying a reward o...

Man stabs wife to death, hangs self in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 15: A man on Monday stabbed his wife to death and later hanged himself in his house in Greater Kailash area here on city outskirts. Police here said that one Naveen Sharma this morning ...

Pakistan will be 'compelled' to ink SAARC Treaty on terror : Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jul 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will make no compromise on the issue of fighting terror and maintained that Pakistan will be even 'compell...

Police pays tribute to constable killed in militant attack in Anantnag

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has paid rich tributes to a Selection Grade Constable, who was martyred in a militant attack on an National Conference (NC) leader in south Kashmir district...

Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar, Jul 15: Security forces on Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation in south Kashmir district of Kulgam. Official sources said that following specific information about presence of ...

Bus, trade with POK remain suspended since March 24

Srinagar, Jul 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), and Cross- Line of Control (LoC) trade on Monday remained suspended s...

Three drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir, contraband recovered

Srinagar, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband from them in separate places in Kashmir valley. A police official said that following specific ...

Suspicious object found on Rajouri highway

Jammu, July 15: Army on Monday morning have recovered a suspicious object on Jammu Rajouri highway. Sources said that army team patrolling the highway found something suspicious in nature lying on...

Three more Amarnath yatries die

Jammu, July 15: Three more yatries died due to health reasons during the ongoing pilgrimage to Amarnath cave in south Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Monday. A 52-year-old yatri Dimple...

CASO underway in South Kashmir Village

Srinagar: Security forces on Monday afternoon launched Cordon and Search Operation in Wani Mohalla, Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The area has been sealed by a joint team of fo...

Over 1.80 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 14 days

Jammu, July 15: More than 1.80 lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last two weeks, officials said as another batch of around 5,000 yatris left for the Himalayan shrine on Monday....

BSF shoots intruder on international border in J&K

Jammu, July 15: Border security force (BSF) troopers on Monday shot and killed an intruder on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district. The incident took place in Ramgarh se...

Pakistan removes pro-Khalistani leader from Kartarpur panel, but includes another

New Delhi/Islamabad, July 13: Acceding to India's request, Pakistan has removed pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla from a panel linked to the Kartarpur corridor, ahead of Sunday's meeting betwe...

Man held along with suspicious objects in Shopian

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a person along with some suspicious substances including rods in South Kashmir's Shopian district. A police official told that the person nam...

Girl dies after falling from 3-storey building in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: A 20-year-old girl died after she fell down from the rooftop of her three-storey house in Noorbagh area of Srinagar. An eyewitness said that a girl identified as Masrat Jan, dau...

‘Politicians like Dr Farooq Abdullah can’t befool people of Kashmir by raising hollow slogans’: Altaf Thakur

Srinagar, July 12: Bhartiya Janata Party state spokesman Altaf Thakur on Monday lashed out at National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah for trying to befool people of Kashmir by claiming that ...

11 employees found absent in DH Bandipora; Govt issues explination and Show-Cause notice

Jammu: Government-issued show-cause notice against 11 employees of Bandipora hospital for remaining unauthorizedly absent from their duties. Eleven employees were found absent from duties when Med...

Life crippled due to strike in Kashmir on martyrs day

Srinagar, Jul 13: Normal life was crippled in the Kashmir valley due to general strike called by separatists here as on this day in 1931, twenty-two Kashmiris were killed in firing by police during D...

Man arrested with heroin in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 13: A man was arrested and heroin recovered by police in Handwara in frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, official sources said on Saturday. They said police on a tip-off ...

Governor Malik skips official function at martyrs' graveyard in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs' graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor for paying homage to the people ki...

Massive blaze guts 15 shops in Gulmarg

Srinagar, July 13: At least fifteen shops were gutted in a mysterious blaze that broke out in world-famous ski-resort, Gulmarg on early Saturday morning. Soon after the fire broke out, the fire te...

Policeman posted with BDS arrested in Handwara, Heroin like contraband substance recovered

Srinagar: A cop posted with Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of Handwara Police was arrested with approximately 750 grams of heroin in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Sa...

ABVP delegation meet Amit Shah, other central leaders: Discuss core issues

New Delhi, Jul 13 : Office bearers of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the ruling BJP, met Union Home Minister and party chief Amit Shah and other central leaders and d...

Modi to visit US in September for UN Climate Summit, community meeting in Houston

New York, July 13: When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the US in September for the Climate Action Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, he is expected to visit Housto...

Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu to Srinagar

Jammu, July 13: The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown, police said. "Takin...

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

Srinagar, July 13: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent separatistcalled protests in connection with the Martyrs Day. July 13 is observed as Martyrs Da...

Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Jul 13: Train service was suspended for security reasons on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike, as on this day in 1931, 22 Kashmiris were kil...

Man, wife allegedly murdered by grandson in Kathua

Jammu, Jul 13: An elderly man and his wife were allegedly murdered by their grandson in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police here said that a man identified as Chand (82), son of Bhagtu Ra...

Narcotic smugglers held with poppy straw in Udhampur

Jammu: Police arrested two narcotic smugglers with contraband of poppy straw in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police spokesman here said that a police party led by Inspector Vijay Singh ...

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader's presence on Kartarpur panel

New Delhi, July 12: India is going "with high expectations" for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro...

BJP cautions separatists not to hoodwink Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, July 12: Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesman on Kashmir affairs on Friday said that Kashmiri Pandits did not need anybody's certificate on their commitment ...

AGES opens Srinagar office for Valley students seeking admissions abroad

Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Apex global education service (AGES), a franchise of CANAM consultants, on Friday opened its branch office here in Jammu and Kashmir. The AGES branch office was inaugurate...

CMs of Himalayan states to meet on July 29

Mussoorie, July 12: A conference of Chief Ministers of the Himalayan states has been convened on July 28 here to discuss various issues, it was officially announced on Friday. Making the announce...

No prayers at historic Jamia Masjid due to restrictions

Srinagar, Jul 12: No Friday prayers could be offered at historic Jamia Masjid due to restrictions imposed by the authorities as a precautionary measure to prevent any demonstration. The main gates...

Youth injured in mysterious Pulwama blast

Srinagar, July 12: A youth was injured on Friday in a mysterious explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Police sources said, 28-year-old Javaid Ahmad Dar was injured in a mysterious ex...

Rishikesh's Laxman Jhula bridge closed

Dehradun, July 12: Rishikesh's iconic Laxman Jhula bridge on the river Ganga was closed for public on Friday citing security reasons. The 96-year-old narrow suspension bridge was used only by pedestr...

Urdu refresher course for police in J&K's Bandipora

Srinagar, Jul 12: In order to acquaint police officials with Urdu language, police organised one week Urdu refresher course at District Police Lines (DPL) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora. A poli...

Woman, student injured in separate accidents in Ganderbal

Srinagar, Jul 12: A woman and a minor student were injured in two separate road accidents in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Friday, official sources said. They said the woman, identified...

SMC starts removing hoardings in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday started removing unauthorised hoardings within the municipal limits of summer capital, Srinagar. SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu sa...

OGW of Jaish arrested in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jul 12: An Over Ground Worker (OGW) worker of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was arrested by security forces in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, official sources said on Fr...

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 12: Authorities imposed restrictions in an area in Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist protests on the death anniversary of a local militant. Police sources said restrictions h...

Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, July 12: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, police said. "At 8 a.m., the...

Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 days

Jammu, July 12: 1,44,058 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1 as another batch of 5,395 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday. Officials said 1,44,058...

Pakistan Army refuses to take back boy's body

Srinagar, July 11: The Pakistan Army has refused to take back the body of a Pakistani boy pulled out from a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. "Following appeals posted by the father...

Chairperson State Commission for Women calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 11 - The newly-appointed Chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, Mrs. Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi, called on Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahm...

Secy RDD reviews implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme

SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Secretary Rural Development Department, Sheetal Nanda, today convened a meeting here to take a detailed stock of the implementation of ‘Umeed’ scheme under J&K State Rural Liveliho...

Four Jammu residents killed in Jalandhar road accident

Jammu: Five including 4 Pesons of Jammu were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a SUV near Pachranga village today morning, police said. The accident took place when the car...

Solution of Kashmir issue must satisfy all: Farooq

Srinagar, July 11: The Kashmir problem needs a political solution and this must satisfy all stakeholders, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday. Speaking to the ...

NIA to attach properties of more Kashmiri separatists

New Delhi, July 11: In a major clampdown, the NIA is likely to question some more separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and attach more properties it knows have been bought from funds meant to prom...

FIR against army in Rajouri after illegal construction row

Jannu, July 11: Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case against the army for damaging an under-construction building near a vital army establishment. The building has been damaged at a tim...

Woman among 6 injured by stray dogs in Uri, 2 shifted to Srinagar

Srinagar: Six people including an old age woman were injured after they were attacked by stray dogs in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnesses said. Officials at Sub District Hos...

Lady commits suicide in South Kashmir's Anantnag Village

Srinagar, July 11: A 28-year- old lady allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home at Shergund Uttersoo area of Shangus in South kashmir Anantnag district. The Lady (name withhe...

Indian team played well, do not blame players, Do not blame Nehru either: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 11: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said it was unfair to blame players who played well in the semi-final match again...

About 60 pc pilgrims travel without security from Jammu to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: About 60 per cent pilgrims, who had paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas till Wednesday evening, since the commencement of the annual pilgrimage fro...

Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Minister

New Delhi, July 11: There is a shortage of around 1,500 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Out of the authorised strength of 6,699, 5,205 positions are...

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

New Delhi, July 11: 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 rac...

Over 5K pilgrims leave Jammu on Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 11: Another batch of 5,486 pilgrims on Thursday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Since it started on July 1, over 1.30 lakh pilgrims had 'Darshan' insid...

Yatri from Gujarat dies near cave shrine

Srinagar, Jul 11: A 60-year-old yatri from Gujarat died due to cardiac arrest near the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Thursday. He said Bipin Kumar, resi...

J&K Bank commissions ATM at 14 Corps cantonment at Leh

Srinagar, Jul 10: As part of its policy to a extend high-tech banking services to every section of people irrespective of their location in the state, J&K Bank commissioned an offsite ATM today at F...

Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 10: To execute work of repairing 33 KV Bus Bar at 33/11 KV Receiving Station, New Secretariat, the power supply to Kali Jani, Raj Tilak Road, Paharian Mohalla, Monalisa, Dogra Hall, Rehar...

Div Com reviews pace of progress on key projects in Billawar

KATHUA, JULY 10:- Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma reviewed the progress of ongoing projects in Billawar here at a meeting of senior functionaries of key departments. Several developme...

Vasundhara Masoodi assumes charge of Chairperson, SCPWCR

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi on Wednesday took over as the Chairperson of J&K State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (SCPWCR). She assumed as the 5th Chairperson of t...

Feroz Khan for community participation in improving education system

Feroz Khan for community participation in improving education system KARGIL, JULY 10: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today said that active participation of...

Govt. nominates Administrative Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts to monitor dev works

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Government today nominated Administrative Secretaries as In-charge Secretaries for Districts for monitoring development works and other related matters. According to the ord...

Kashmiri translation of Russian folk, modern stories ‘Poz te Apuz’ released

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: JK Cultural Council in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relations today organized a book release function here at DIPR Media Complex in which a Kashmiri tran...

Necessary steps afoot to give requisite fillip to tourism in State: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today said that the Government has undertaken necessary steps to ensure that the tourism sector, which forms one of the main sectors for generating em...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai inaugurate Divisional level cricket tourney at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 10: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today inaugurated divisional level inter district cricket tournament at Government Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara, ...

Div Com inaugurates inter-distt provincial level Kho- Kho C’ship at Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 10: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan in presence of Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar and Joint Director Youth Service and Sports, Bashir Ahmad to...

Govt to setup 100 veterinary polyclinics in JK: Dr Samoon

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Department of Animal Husbandry is going to establish 100 veterinary polyclinics in the first phase of an innovative initiative to strengthen the livestock infrastructure in the...

Vijay Dhar meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. Vijay Dhar, Member Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Dhar shared with Governor his views about strengthening ...

Secretary School Education meets Governor

Vasundhra Pathak Masoodi meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Ms. Vasundhra Pathak Masoodi who has been appointed as Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at...

Ombudsman for Panchayats meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. K.B. Agarwal, Ombudsman for Panchayats, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the R aj Bhavan here today. Sh. Agarwal briefed Governor about functioning of the Panchayats and vari...

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir meets Governor

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Khan briefed Governor about the status of developmental acti...

Hospital waste management reviewed at Ramban

RAMBAN JULY, 10: A meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) was held today to review the implementation of Bio-Medical Waste (BMW) management and handling in the district. District Magi...

Workshop on preparation of Jamabandies held at Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 10: One day workshop cum training programme on updation and preparation of Jamabandies was conducted by Revenue Training Institute Jammu here today. The workshop organized under Digit...

DDC Shopian reviews status of developmental works of Aglar fruit mandi

SHOPIAN, JULY 10: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Dr Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting to review the status of developmental works of Mega Fruit Mandi Aglar, Shopian. Among other...

Advisor Ganai approves expansion plan for ESIC in its 16th Board meeting

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, today approved a massive expansion plan of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) for implementation during the next financial year...

DDC Ganderbal holds public darbar at Gutlibagh

GANDERBAL, JULY 10: To further extend governance to the door steps of people and to ensure the grievance redressal mechanism at every level, District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali K...