Jammu and Kashmir

Relative calm on International borders after two days of firing

Jammu, Jan 21 : After two days of heavy firing across the border with Pakistan, it was a comparatively calmer night for thousands of border residents in the Jammu region on Sunday. "There was calm...

BOOK REVIEW | 'Transgenders have been marginalised in Kashmir'

Srinagar, Jan 21 : A recent book looks at the suffering of Kashmir's transgender community by studying the lives of 24 "hijras", with the author contending that very few people are interested in know...

Restrictions in Srinagar ahead of separatist protest march

Srinagar, Jan 21 : The government on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city to prevent protests against the killings of 55 people on January 21 in 1990. The separatist camp had ...

26 injured after vehicle turned turtle in Udhampur

Jammu, Jan 20 : Twenty-six people were today injured after their vehicle turned turtle in Udhampur, the police said. The vehicle, a matador, was on its way to Majalta, they said. In the acciden...

30 killed, 253 injured in wild animal attacks in 2 yrs in state

Jammu, Jan 20 : The state government today said 30 people were killed and 253 others injured in attacks by wild animals in the state over the past two years. Quoting a census conducted in March la...

Award for Media Coverage of House Proceedings: Speaker nominates panel

Jammu, Jan 20: The Speaker Legislative Assembly, Mr Kavinder Gupta today nominated a 7-member Committee headed by Legislator, Mian Altaf Ahmad to decide the “Media Award” for the best coverage of th...

Life crippled in Kupwara due to strike

Baramulla, Jan 20 : Life was on Saturday crippled due to strike in Kupwara in north Kashmir against abduction of a local girl by a resident of Uttar Pradesh (UP) last week. Shops and business esta...

Labour department organises awareness programme on welfare schemes at Moghla.

Rajouri, Jan 20 : In order to reach out at the gross root level and genuine beneficiaries for availing benefits of social security schemes,labour department organized an awareness camp in the far flu...

Rs 1.88 cr compensation released for 283 man-animal conflict victims

Jammu, Jan 20 : The Minister for Forests, Lal Singh informed the House that government has paid Rs 1.88 crore as compensation to the victims of man-animal conflict incidents in last two years. ...

Several measures taken to boost agri production in Poonch: Hanjura

JAMMU, JANUARY 20 : Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government has taken several concrete steps under central and State Sponsored ...

Work underway on 47 bridges, 82 road projects in Rajouri

Jammu, Jan 20 : Minister for Works (R&B), Mr Naeem Akhtar informed the House that under Special Bridge Programme, 47 bridges involving a cost of Rs 81.15 crore are under execution in district Rajouri...

Govt taking tangible steps to meet staff dearth in schools: Altaf Bukhari

Jammu, Jan 20 : Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Ahmad Bukhari informed the House that government is abreast with problem of staff strength dearth in the government schools and to overcome...

Centre must take effective measures to end cross-border firing

Srinagar, Jan 20 :The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today asked the Centre government to take effective measures to end the cross-border firing. The JKPCC also accused the Centre of...

UP CM announces aid for kin of BSF jawan killed in Pak firing

Lucknow, Jan 20 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today announced financial aid of Rs 20 lakh for the wife and Rs 5 lakh for the parents of a BSF jawan killed in ceasefire violations by ...

Army Organises Ekta Committee meeting at Malar Region, Kishtwar District

Kishtwar, Jan 20 : With a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony, Indian Army organised Ekta Committee Meeting at Malar region of Kishtwar District to promote peace and tranquil...

Soldier killed in Pakistani firing on LoC

Jammu, Jan 20 : An Indian Army soldier was killed on Saturday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. The Pakistani Army violat...

Opp stages walkout from Assembly over ceasefire violations

Jammu, Jan 20 : The opposition National Conference and Congress members today staged a walkout from the Assembly over the alleged failure of the government to protect the lives of the border resident...

Omar questions demand of MPs for business class in flights

Srinagar, Jan 20 : Questioning the Members of Parliament demand for upgradation of their seats to business class in flights that are vacant in the premium cabin, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minist...

Two civilians killed, Army jawan martyred in Pak firing

Jammu, Jan 20 : Two civilians were killed and an Army jawan attained martyrdom as Pakistan troops shelled forward border outposts and targeted civilian areas along International Border and the Line o...

Civilian killings in Pakistani shelling rock Legislative Assembly

Jammu, Jan 20 : The opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday created ruckus in the state Assembly to protest the "failure of the government to protect civilian lives in border villages". Fo...

Fresh landslides disrupt traffic on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 20 : Fresh overnight landslides disrupted traffic on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country on Saturday morning while there is no possibility of re...

Schools along IB, LoC shut in Jammu region as Pak continues shelling

Jammu, Jan 20 : The Government has ordered closure of all schools located along the International Border and the Line of Control in view of heavy shelling by Pakistan. Pakistan continued heavy mor...

Valley, Ladakh shiver as Jammu warms up

Srinagar, Jan 20 : Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Saturday even as the days started getting comparatively warmer in the Jammu re...

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on IB in state.

Jammu, Jan 20 : Pakistan Rangers on Saturday again resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing on Indian security and civilian facilities in two sectors on the international border in Jammu and Ka...

Tension grips J&K's border residents

Jammu, Jan 20 : Tension gripped people living close to the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday in the Jammu region as authorities ordered closure of schools there. "All ...

123 families provided PMAY (G) assistance in Shopian

Jammu, Jan 19: ‘Govt transfers funds directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries through PFMS’ Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati, Raj Abdul Haq, while replying to a question of Showkat ...

Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos declared unsafe: Bali

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today informed the House that use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos has been declared as unsafe. He said a special drive t...

One BSF Jawan killed due to ceasefire violation in Samba Sector

SAMBA, Jan 19: A BSF Jawan was killed due heavy shelling by Pakistani rangers in the international Border of samba district here today. According to the sources, today afternoon the Pakistani rang...

4 policemen injured in grenade blast in Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 19 : Four policemen were injured in a grenade explosion in south Kashmir's Pulwama district today, police said. "A grenade exploded near Tehsil office in Pulwama resulting in minor i...

Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over ceasefire violations

Islamabad, Jan 19 : Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces along the International Border in Sialkot Sector, that left one civilian dead and injured nine others. A 24-year-old man Irfan, resident of village Harpal, was killed while the injured included women and elderly persons, a Foreign Office s...

SF withdrawn after protests to avoid any damage in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 19 : A police spokesman said on Friday that security forces have been withdrawn from an area in south Kashmir district of Kulgam on Thursday after protests to avoid any damage to life a...

Four BJP MLCs attend LC wearing black ribbon, PDP MLCs stage walkout

Jammu, Jan 19 : To lodge protest against ceasefire violations by Pakistan in bordering belts here, four BJP legislators on Friday attended the House proceedings by wearing black ribbons while the PDP...

Targeting civilians is coward act of Pakistan: DyCM

Jammu, Jan 19 : Against the backdrop of heavy shelling along the international border, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday termed targeting of civilians by the Pakistan cow...

Night chill intensifies, day temp remains above normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 19 : The night chill has intensified as the minimum temperature dipped and settled several degrees below freezing point while day temperature remained above normal in Kashmir valley, wh...

Omar bats for Indo-Pak talks to end ceasefire violations on IB, LoC

Jammu, Jan 19 : National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Friday batted for Indo-Pak talks to end ceasefire violations on international border and the Line of Control. 'It’s a matter ...

Pak fires heavily on forward BoPs, villages along IB, woman among 2 killed

Jammu, Jan 19 : Two civilians, including a woman, were killed and 11 others injured as Pakistan heavily shelled forward Border Outposts and villages along International Border in Jammu, Samba and Kat...

Photo exhibition on diverse hues of Kashmir, Ladakh

New Delhi, Jan 19 : A photo exhibition here showcases the diverse hues of Kashmir and Ladakh with a special section dedicated to the 'Kumbh of the Himalayas' or the Naropa festival that is celebrated...

''Indian forces well prepared to contain ceasefire violations''

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Amid heavy shelling by Pakistani forces on the border, Union minister Subhash Bhamre said today that Indian forces know "what to do" and are "well prepared" to contain any ceasefi...

Hizb chief Salahuddin's son's judicial custody extended

New Delhi, Jan 19 : A court on Friday extended till February 5 the judicial custody of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid, arrested in a six-year-old terror funding case. Sp...

Documentary to tell 'untold story' on surgical strikes

Mumbai, Jan 19 : A documentary titled "Surgical Strikes: An Untold Story" will pour out the details on the cross-LoC surgical strikes by the Indian Army in 2016. Terrorists from Pakistan attacked ...

When will government wake up, Congress asks after Pakistani shelling

New Delhi, Jan 19 : The Congress on Friday attacked the Modi government over the recurring deaths of civilians and military personnel due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kas...

Sadhna pass reopens, Razadan top still closed

Srinagar, Jan 19 : The Sadhna pass, connecting dozens of far flung and remote villages, including near the Line of Control (LoC) with their district headquarter in Kupwara, reopened on Friday after r...

NC, Cong stage walkout from J&K Assembly over power crisis issue

Jammu, Jan 19 : Assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes over power crisis in Kashmir valley. The National Conference members, along with Congress legislators, staged walkout of the House. Dur...

UP CM calls for modernization of madarsas

Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday called for modernization of the Madarsas' imparting education to children of the minority community. Inaugurating a ...

Minor's murder again causes uproar in assembly

Jammu, Jan 19 : Pandemonium marred the proceedings of Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday as the opposition again created an uproar over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua district. As the spea...

14 year old Soham Kamotra becomes No.1 chess Player of state.

Young 14 years old Soham kamotra becomes Top FIDE Rated player of J&k State after his brilliant show in International Grandmaster events in Bhopal and New Delhi held recently. His International Ra...

Body of youth recovered under mysterious circumstances in Kashmir

Anantnag, Jan 19 : Panic gripped in Bijbehara area in this south Kashmir district when a body was found early Friday morning, official sources said. They said that a body was found in Bijbehara by...

Two drug peddlers arrested in Sopore: Police

Srinagar, Jan 19 : While continuing its drive on war against drugs, police in Sopore arrested two drug peddlers on Thursday, and recovered 588 gms of charas from their possession. Acting on credib...

Minor girl's death: Govt orders magisterial probe

Jammu, Jan 19 : Government on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into alleged murder of a missing girl after opposition members from National Conference and Congress staged protest in the Legislati...

#BudgetSession2018 | Govt orders magisterial inquiry into murder of Kathua girl

@v@VmlywG8WKdk#v# Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the murder of 8-year-old Kathua girl following protests by the opposition in the legislative...

Kashmir reels under 'Chillai Kalan', Kargil at minus 20

Srinagar, Jan 19 : Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region dropped several notches below the freezing point on Friday. The Met said the cold wave will continue till Sunda...

Two civilians killed in Pakistan shelling in J&K

Jammu, Jan 19 : A woman and a youth were killed and three others injured on Friday in heavy shelling and firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the international border (IB) in state, police said. The ...

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...

Avalanche warning for some places in State

Jammu, Jan 18 : A low danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche prone areas. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the avalanche warning for the areas above 2500 metre altitude. The warning is valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm today. The warning exists for avalanche prone areas in Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts of Jam...

War like, tense situation on LC, IB; jawan’s sacrifice will not go waste: DG BSF

Jammu, Jan 18 : Director General Border Security Force K K Sharma on Thursday said that situation was tense on Line of Control and International Border in state. “Situation on LC and IB is tense a...

Kathua, Bari Brahmana unit holders meet CM

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: 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 Min...

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...

New revenue villages created on merits

Jammu, Jan 18 : Minister for Revenue, Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that desirability to create new revenue villages are assessed and taken care on certain merits. Replying t...

Dy Speaker asks Govt to probe mysterious death of minor girl

JAMMU, Jan 18 : Deputy Speakers Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the government to conduct a thorough probe into the mysterious death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district...

2124 teacher vacancies referred to JKSSB for fast-track recruitment: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU, JANUARY 18 : Minister for School Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today informed Legislative Assembly that the government has referred 2154 teacher vacancies under Direct Recruitment...

Army organises a lecture on prevention of winter related diseases at Padhyarna, Kishtwar

Kishtwar, Jan 18 : To educate the locals regarding the importance and relevance of healthy life, Indian Army organised a lecture on prevention of winter related diseases for the locals of Padhyarna,...

Akhtar condoles Hakim Adbul Salam’s demise

JAMMU, Jan 18: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar has condoled the demise of Hakim Abdul Salam who breathed his last at Batahaar, Budgam today. Hakim Abdul Salam was the grandson of legendary...

Foreign skier killed, another missing in snow avalanche in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Jan 18 : A skier from Sweden was killed and another missing after a snow avalanche hit upper reaches in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg. Official sources told TNN that two skiers went...

Body of missing 8-yr-old girl found in CITY

Jammu, Jan 18 : The police has found the body of an eight-year-old girl, who was missing for the last one week, in Kathua district. The girl's body was found near the jungles at Rasana village of ...

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...

NIA files terror charges against Kashmir separatists

New Delhi, Jan 18: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under a stringent anti-terror law against jailed seven Kashmiri separatist leaders and Pakistan-based terrorist le...

BSF jawan martyred, another injured, girl killed, 6 injured in Pak firing along IB in state.

Jammu, Jan 18 : A BSF jawan attained martyrdom while another sustained injuries and a civilian girl died as Pakistan shelled forward posts and villages along international border in R S Pura and Arni...

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...

Traffic resumes on Kashmir highway, Sadhna, Razdan passes closed

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Traffic on the national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was resumed on after remaining suspended Wednesday night due to slippery roa...

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...

Burglars loot SBI ATM in Bemina Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 17: Burglars on Wednesday looted an ATM belongs to State Bank of India in Bemina area of Srinagar last night and decamped with cash. A police official said that unknown persons on Tu...

Countries that back terror must be tackled: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 17 : Countries which support terrorism need to be "tackled" and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. H...

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...

NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 : A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial 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...

Youth injured in 'security force' firing in south Kashmir dies

Srinagar, Jan 16 : A youth, who was injured in alleged security force firing last month, after massive protests erupted following the killing of two local militants in an encounter in south Kashmir district of Shopian, died on Tuesday, official sources said. Life was crippled in Chittragam and adjoining villages after the youth identified as Mohammad Ayub Bhat died. Bhat was injured critically ...

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...

3,168 cases of crime against women registered in 2017

Jammu, Jan 16 : The Government today said that 3,168 cases of crime against women were roistered in the state in 2017, as against 2,915 cases in 2016. As compared to this, 2,915 such cases have been registered in which 3,736 people have been arrested in 2016, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to a question of PDP MLA Anjum Fazili in the Assembly. Mufti said 3,168 cases of cr...

DMRRR dept gets Rs 362 cr allocation during 2017-18: Govt

Jammu, Jan 16 : The Government today said that the newly-created Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) department was allocated Rs 362 crore for 2017-18 to meet unfo...

Rs 3 cr released for upgradation of NTPHC Pahalgam: Bali Bhagat

Jammu, Jan 16: Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed the Legislative Council that government has released Rs 3 crore for up-gradation of NTPHC Pahalgam. He said that t...

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...

Roadmap finalized for time-bound completion of Mubarak Mandi Project: Tassaduq Mufti

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Minister for Tourism, Mr Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said that a roadmap has been finalized for time-bound accomplishment of the Mubarak Mandi Conservation Project. “Reputed co...

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 ...

Army jawan cremated at his native place in

Nashik, Jan 16 : The body of an Army jawan, Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane (28), who was killed in Pakistani firing at Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, was cremated w...

Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway disrupted due to protests, Mughal road closed

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Traffic on the National Highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was disrupted on Tuesday for about an hour due to protests in Qazigund, official source...

Electrician found dead in north Kashmir hospital

Srinagar, Jan 16 : An electrician was found dead in a room in hospital in north Kashmir district of Baramulla under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday, official sources said. They said panic grip...

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...

Abdul Haq offers to resign after allegations of corruption

Jammu, Jan 16 : Rural Development minister Abdul Haq Khan today offered to resign after a Congress legislator levelled allegations of corruption against him in the implementation of a centrally-spons...

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...

Cold wave continues in J&K, Kargil freezes at minus 19

Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 16 L: The minimum temperatures dropped again in cities on Tuesday due to nightlong cloud cover, sending down chilly wind from snow-clad mountains, the Met Office said. At minus...

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. ...

800 acres of waqf land encroached in Jammu: J K govt

Jammu, Jan 15 : Government today said nearly 800 acres of Waqf board land has been encroached in this region. Around 800 acres (6,300 kanals) of land belonging to Waqf board has been encroached by various individuals and government organisations in the region, Minister for Haj and Auqaf Abdul Rehman Veeri said in a written reply to the question of PDP member Firdous Ahmed Tak in the Legislati...

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. ...

MLA stages walkout of J&K Assy on 'non-functional' trauma centre

Jammu, Jan 15 : Independent MLA from Udhampur Pawan Gupta on Monday staged walkout of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on 'non-functional' trauma centre in his constituency. The MLA raised the issue...

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...