Jammu and Kashmir

Chopper service providers fined Rs 1 lakh for violating agreement in JK's Kishtwar

Jammu, Jul 20: Hundreds of pilgrims performing the Shri Hud Mata Yatra in the remote Dachan mountainous belt in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district are facing hardships due to the failure of two pr...

Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies in J&K's Reasi

Jammu, Jul 20: An 85-year-old pilgrim died near the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, while a fresh batch of 1,753 pilgrims today left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp for the v...

Boy drowns in Jehlum in south Kashmir

Srinagar, July 20: A boy drowned in river Jehlum at south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said here on Friday. They said Amir Ahmad drowned in the river at Lelhara, Kakpora of Awanti...

Landslides disrupt traffic on historic Mughal road

Srinagar, July 20: Traffic on historic 86-km-long Mughal road was disrupted for several hours due to landslides, triggered by rains on Friday, while Srinagar-Jammu and highway, linking Ladakh with Ka...

Over 3,500 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Srinagar, July 20: Over 3,500 pilgrims, including women and saints, on Friday morning left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. Over ...

J&K HC directs Govt to implement Cinema Act 1975

Jammu, July 20: The cinema lovers of the state are soon going to have a gala time ahead as the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to implement the Jammu and Kashmir Cinema...

Army gears up to celebrate 'Vijay Divas'

Srinagar, July 20: Army is gearing up to celebrate 'Vijay Diwas', victory over Pakistani troops during 1999 Kargil war, on July 25 and 26, by organising a number of functions. The celebration will...

Kupwara shuts against murder of missing minor boy

Kupwara, July 19: Shutdown and protests errupted in Gulgam area of Kupwara and several adjoining areas after the recovery dead body of a minor boy of Batergam spread in the entire district. Acco...

Missing Youth From South Kashmir’s Pulwama Village, Joined Militant Ranks,

Srinagar: Missing youth of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, joined militant ranks, pic goes viral on Social Media. Showkat Ahmad Dar Son of Nazir Ahmad Dar, hailing from Murran area of the distri...

Hajj-2018: SHC issues flight schedule for 21 to 24 July, 2018

SRINAGAR, JULY 20: The State Haj Committee (SHC) issued flight schedule for 21th to 24th July, 2018, for the information of public in general and intending Haj Pilgrims in particular. According to...

ADC Ganderbal reviews traffic scenario

GANDERBAL, JULY 19: Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Naseer Ahmad Wani reviewed the traffic scenario in Ganderbal district and directed officials to use modern and time-tested methods to reg...

DDC Baramulla chairs public grievances redress camp at Boniyar

BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash chaired a public grievance redressal camp at Boniyar Uri. The camp was aimed to get the first-hand appraisal of public...

DC Jammu reviews performance of education, health deptts

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar reviewed the progress on infrastructure development projects of Education and Health Sectors in the district, here at meeting of the concerned departments. ...

Chief Secretary chairs 109th FAC meeting

SRINAGAR: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam in its 109th meeting cleared 13 proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on the specif...

DC Kishtwar reviews Machail Yatra arrangements

KISHTWAR: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana reviewed arrangements for the upcoming annual Machail Mata yatra here at a meeting of officers and representatives of local religious or...

1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, July 20: A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as ...

J&K SVO raids CAPD official’s residence, seizes gold, silver worth crores

Jammu, Jul 19: The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation on Thursday raided the residence of CAPD official Pranav Gandotra and seized gold and silver worth crores, an official spokesman here...

India will be watching us, says PM on No Trust debate

New Delhi, July 20: All eyes will be on Lok Sabha on Friday as the House will take up for a day-long debate and voting on the first No-Confidence Motion against the government headed by Prime Ministe...

Labourer dies in Kashmir as stone quarry caves in

Srinagar, Jul 19: A labourer was killed when a portion of stone quarry caved in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Thursday, official sources said. A group of labourers were working at a qu...

IGP officer Basant Rath allegedly slaps man, video creates buzz on social media

Srinagar, Jul 19: A video surfaced on social media purportedly showing Inspector General of Police (Traffic), Jammu and Kashmir, Basant Rath slapping a person repeatedly and calling him an idiot . ...

Seven injured in Baramulla road accident

Baramulla, Jul 19: At least seven persons, including a woman and her daughter, were injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling met with an accident on Baramulla-Uri road on Thursday, offici...

Encounter between militants and SF in north Kashmir

Srinagar, July 19: An encounter ensued between militants and security forces on Thursday afternoon in the frontier district of Kupwara, a police spokesman said. He said security forces, Special Op...

Police use social media to reunite two missing minors with their families in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 19: Jammu and Kashmir police once again used social media and reunited two missing minors, including a mentally unsound, with their families in the Kashmir valley. A police spokesma...

Narco-terrorism more dangerous than terrorism: Team Jammu

Jammu, July 19: Team Jammu, an organisation that looks into the affairs of the region, on Thursday expressed gratitude towards Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra for taking strict action against dr...

Katra hoteliers demand reservation to senior citizens, handicapped in Helicopter tickets

Jammu, July 19: A delegation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Katra on Thursday demanded reservation to senior citizens and handicapped in tickets for helicopter service operating from Katra to...

Senior J&K officials under scanner of Rajasthan ATS in fake arms licence cases

Jaipur/Srinagar, Jul 19: Several senior Jammu and Kashmir government officials are under the scanner of the Rajasthan Police's Anti Terror Squad, which is probing 4.29 lakh arms licences being issued...

Terrorists Open Fire Upon Police Party at Sopore Bypass in J&K; Area Cordoned Off

Srinagar, Jul 19: Terrorists open fired upon a police party at Sopore bypass in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. As per the latest reports, the area has been cordoned off. No casualties have been repor...

Woman killed after being hit by train in Samba

Jammu, Jul 19: A 35-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a train in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a railway police official said today. The woman was crossing railway tracks near Ra...

VDC member commits suicide in Doda

Jammu, Jul 19: A 60-year-old Village Defence Committee (VDC) member allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today. Baljeet Ro...

Mehbooba meets party workers, asks them to foil designs to weaken PDP

Srinagar, Jul 18: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired the first formal meeting of the PDP after the BJP pulled out from the coalition government she headed, and directed wo...

Week-long search operation in Kupwara woods concludes

Srinagar, July 19: Security forces concluded a week-long long search operation in the woods of frontier district of Kupwara after no fresh contact was established with the militants, official sources...

Militants attack police post in north Kashmir

Baramulla, July 19: Militants hurled a hand grenade towards a police post in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district on Wednesday evening, official sources said. The militants lo...

Advisors to hear public grievances at Srinagar, Jammu

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals, who want to personally bring their grievances and demands into the notice of the Government can meet the three A...

Empowered Committee clears 32 cases for regularization

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: The 3rd meeting of the Empowered Committee constituted under SRO-520 was held under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Navin K Choudhary...

Students, teachers should be ambassadors for cleanliness drive: DSEK

SRINAGAR, JULY 19: Students and teachers should be ambassadors for maintaining cleanliness in the schools in particular and society in general. This was stated by Director School Education Kashmir Dr...

Owais assumes charges as DDC Shopian

SHOPIAN, JULY 19: Owais Ahmed assumed the charge as District Development Commissioner Shopian. After assuming the charge, the DDC took an introductory meeting with all district and sectoral office...

DIC Udhampur bids farewell to outgoing DIO

UDHAMPUR, JULY 19: District Information Centre, Udhampur organized a simple but impressive farewell function for the outgoing District Information Officer, Esha Chib on her transfer as Cultural Off...

Trishu lBhaint Yatra reaches Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH, JULY 19: The day long annual TrishulBhaint Yatra, which started from Doda, reached Mata Chandi temple here at village Chinote. The Yatra was accorded rousing reception at various pla...

DC Rajouri reviews achievements under RD schemes

RAJOURI JULY 18: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad took a comprehensive review of performance of Rural Development Department including implementation of flagship schemes and prog...

Over 2,600 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 19: A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 81 vehicles for the Kashmi...

Defence counsel in Kathua case appointed AAG; PDP, NC criticise decision

Srinagar, Jul 18: Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed Aseem Sawhney, one of the defence lawyers in the Kathua rape and murder case , as an additional advocate general of the state, drawing cri...

Advisor Kumar visits Kupwara; Reviews developmental scenario

KUPWARA, JULY 18: Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited the Kupwara district to review the developmental scenario and progress of implementation of various schemes and programmes in ke...

No SSP can be called to Jammu, Srinagar without nod from Home dept: J&K govt

Srinagar, Jul 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a circular directing that no district senior superintendent of police can be summoned to Jammu or Srinagar without permission from the st...

Minor girl dies after falling into well in Lolab

Srinagar, July 18: A minor girl died after she drowned in a well while playing in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that the minor identified as Rutba Ramzan, 4, daugh...

100 terrorists, 43 security personnel killed in J-K in 6 months

New Delhi, Jul 18: Hundred militants and 43 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today. Ahir, the min...

MNREGA employees stage Protest demonstrated for the demand of regularization

Jammu, July 18: All Jammu and Kashmir MNREGA employees association unit samba stage a protest demonstration in support for their demands at Nandani Hills Samba here today. The protest held under t...

Hoteliers meet Jammu DC, demands early start of rope way, helicopter service between Katra-Shiv Khori

Jammu, July 18: A delegation of Katra hoteliers on Wednesday called on Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma and demanded early start of ropeway and helicopter service between Katra-Shriv Khor...

Call drop snag irks BSNL users in Jammu

Jammu, July 18: The users of country’s major telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Wednesday remained hit due to call drops snag, which hampered the normal working across th...

Rahul Gandhi Backs Shah Faesal Over 'Rapistan' Tweet Controversy

New Delhi: In a startling development, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has given his full backing to outspoken IAS officer Shah Faesal, who had earlier become embroiled in controversy for issuing a t...

3-day basketball camp for physically challenged persons commences

Srinagar, July 18’; A three-day advanced basketball summer camp for physically challenged persons organised by Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) in collaboration with Wheelchair Basketball Federation ...

Woman Amarnath pilgrim dies in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 18: A 61-year-old woman pilgrim from Maharashtra, who was injured in a road accident, died at a hospital here, while the 18th batch of "yatris" left Jammu today to join the annual Amarnath...

66-yr-old man detained under PSA dies

Jammu, Jul 18: A 66-year-old man, detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) at Kotbalwal Jail, died at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here after a brief illness, a police official sai...

No interviews for Class-IV jobs in J&K: Govt

Srinagar, Jul 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government abolished interviews for all Class-IV posts in the state and the selection would now be based on the merit secured in the written examination, an of...

70-year-old Hurriyat Activist Detained Under PSA Dies

Srinagar: A 70 year old pro-freedom activist, who was lodged in Kotbalwal jail, Jammu under Public Safety Act (PSA) passed away on Tuesday, sources said. A popular pro freedom activist of Uri, Gul...

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while shooting for Uri

New Delhi, July 18: Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal recently got injured while filming for his upcoming movie Uri in Serbia. The 30-year-old injured his right arm badly during the shooting of an action...

Kathua case Lawyer Aseem Sawhney appointed as additional advocate general

Srinagar: Lawyer Aseem Sawhney, a counsel representing the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, has been appointed the additional advocate general by the Jammu and Kashmir administration,...

Fresh batch of 1,983 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, Jul 18: An eighteenth batch of 1,983 pilgrims on Wednesday left from Bhagwat Nagar base camp here for Amarnath Cave Shrine in a convoy of 59 vehicles chanting ‘bam bam bhole’. 'The pilgrims...

Amarnath pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest; toll mounts to 28

Srinagar, Jul 18: A pilgrim died of cardiac arrest during the pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the toll to 28 since the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgr...

Grenade attack on CRPF camp, no injury, Jaish claim responsibility

Srinagar, July 18: Militants fired a rifle grenade towards a CRPF camp in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday night, official sources said. The rifle grenade was fired from an unknown pla...

Sajad Lone meets Governor

Srinagar, July 18: Sh. Sajad Gani Lone, former Minister and MLA Handwara, met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan. Sh. Lone drew Governor’s attention to certain initiatives which had been comme...

Governor reviews Cross LoC Trade

Srinagar, July 18: Governor N. N. Vohra chaired a high level meeting to review issues relating to LoC Trade and identify existing systems and procedures in the LoC Trade framework which require impro...

KATHUA | Sealed envelope supposed to contain victim’s hair turns out empty in court

Srinagar: Strange scenes were witnessed inside the Pathankot district and session’s court, hearing the brutal rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl of Rasana (Kathua), when the envel...

Govt orders shut down of 30 Pakistani, Islamic channels in Valley

Srinagar: In a crackdown on Pakistan-sponsored unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has reportedly ordered cable operators in the Valley to shut down more than 30 Pakistani and Islamic channel...

Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Higher Education Deptt

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai chaired two separate meetings to review functioning of Higher Education department and discuss issues related to cultural centers for ...

Governor reviews Rs 100 crexpansion plan of SMVD University

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, was apprised about the expansion plans of the University with respect to construction of three pro...

Govt to set up residential schools for specially-abled children: DSEK

SRINAGAR, JULY 18: To provide quality education to specially-abled children, the government is going to establish residential schools each in Srinagar and Jammu for such children. This was stated ...

Pulwama Polices seizes huge cache of ammunition during searches.

July 17: Pulwama Police launched searches in village Dangerpora Arihal and during searches, huge quantity of explosive materials were recovered from the house of Bilal Ahmad Ganai, including but not ...

Police arrest four gamblers from Bihar in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 17: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested four gamblers from Bihar and recovered stake money in the city outskirts on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said. He said on a tip off police ra...

Sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir, alleges DAK

Srinagar, Jul 17: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir valley putting lives of patients at risk. Kashmir has turned into a safe...

Governor reviews Rs. 100 crore Expansion Plans of SMVD University

Srinagar, July 17: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, was apprised about the expansion plans of the University with respect to construction of three pro...

Police foil SSA march towards Raj Bhavan in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 17: Police foiled a march towards Raj Bhavan by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Tuesday, demanding implementation of 7th pay commission and delinking of their salary from Minis...

IAF warriors are continuously sensitized to meet any challenge: Air Commodore Shashi Kant

Jammu, Jul 17: Air Officer Commanding Air Commodore of Air Force Station Jammu Shashi Kant on Tuesday said all Air Force warriors are continuously sensitized to meet any disaster challenge in the st...

Police seeks help of general public to trace the missing boy

Kupwara, July 17: : Kupwara police seeks help of the general public in tracing the 11-year-old boy, namely Umer Farooq Malik S/o Farooq Ahmad Malik R/o Gulgam who is missing from his native Village s...

Teachers hold protest in Srinagar, detained by police

Srinagar, Jul 17: Dozens of government employees were today detained here as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of Governor N N Vohra in support of their demands includi...

Motorcyclist killed after hit by vehicle in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 17: A motorcyclist was killed when a vehicle hit him in central Kashmir district of Badgam on Monday evening, official source said here on Tuesday. They said a vehicle hit a motorcyc...

Tourist stand in bank of the Mansar lake in bad condition

SAMBA: In Jammu region, a famous tourist spot Mansar located in district samba is counting last breathes. Although the Government released a Lakhs of rupees funds for beautification of Mansar but not...

Students dangerously cross Tawi river to reach school

Jammu, July 17: Students of four villages risk their lives every day in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir by crossing Tawi River to reach their respective schools. This comes after the footbr...

Woman injured in waterfall accident dies, toll climbs to 8

Jammu, Jul 17: A 50-year-old woman, who was injured in the Siar Baba waterfall accident in the district, today succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the d...

Yatri, sevadar die during pilgrimage; Amarnath toll mounts to 27

Srinagar, July 17: A yatri from Maharashtra and a helper (sevadar) from Punjab died due to health reasons during the pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, raising the to...

Massive search operation resumes in Kupwara woods

Srinagar, July 17: Massive search operation resumed with the first light on Tuesday morning in the dense woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where a militant was killed and two soldiers were i...

Yatra suspended from base camps due to slippery tracks, helicopter service resumes

Srinagar, July 17: The pilgrimage was suspended on Tuesday due to slippery track, following overnight rain from Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Him...

Army man shoots himself in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 17: A soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in a camp near the Line of Control (LoC) here, the police said today. Rifleman Ranbir Singh (28) w...

5 injured in J&K accident

Srinagar, July 17: Five people were injured on Tuesday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Sonamarg hill station, police said. The accident took place when a truck rammed onto an oil tanker....

Siar Baba tragic incident: Free treatment of injured at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Hospital

KAKRYAL, JULY 17: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, 35 critically injured persons in the yesterday’s tragic incident at Siar Baba near Reasi wer...

Amarnath Yatra 2018: Div Com reviews ongoing works on Baltal track

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan convened a meeting to review the measures being taken to prevent shooting stones along the Baltal route to the holy Amarnath cave....

KCCI delegation calls on Advisor Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the t...

2,201 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 17: A batch of 2,201 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. Since it started on June 28, more that 197,000 pilgrims have alread...

First Lady e-inaugurates All Women Branch of J&K Bank

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra e-inaugurated the first “All Women Branch of J&K Bank” at a function organised at the SKICC on monday. Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank was present on...

J&K BJP constitutes new team

Jammu, July 17: The state unit of Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Monday constituted a new team and nominated 11 state spokespersons, including its chief. BJP State President Ravinder Riana (MLA), in con...

Governor inaugurates SFA Football League Phase II

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated the Inter State Football Academy - Football League Phase-II at the Astro Turf, Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Go...

ADC Doda flags off 2nd batch of Hajj pilgrims

DODA, JULY 17: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar and SSP Mohd Shabir flagged off 150 hajjis from the district for Hajj-2018. Pilgrims from various areas of the district including Doda...

DDC Rajouri inspects resurfacing work on NH 144-A

RAJOURI, JULY 17: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad inspected the resurfacing/ macadamisation work on National Highway 144-A (Jammu-Poonch) on Nowshera-Rajouri stretch. He was ...

Div Com reviews traffic scenario

JAMMU, JULY 17: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma convened a meeting to review the traffic scenario in Jammu city besides discussing measures to further streamline the traffic movement. The m...

Chief Secretary chairs SEC meeting of SDRF

SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Chief Secretary, Mr B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired a meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Financial Commissioner, H&UDD,...

Thousands appear in PET for post of constable in SDMF in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 16: Thousands of youth on Monday appeared in Physical Endurance Test (PET) for the post of constables in State Disaster Management Force (SDRF) of Jammu and Kashmir police, a police sp...

Andrabi, aides sent to 30 days judicial custody

New Delhi, July 16: A court here on Monday sent Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's group "Dukhtaran-e-Milat" (Daughters of Faith), and two associates to 30 days judicial custody for alleged...

Youth killed in sibling fight in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 16: A youth died when he had a fight with his brother over some issue here on city outskirts. "Two brothers this afternoon had a fight over some matter in village Harsa Dabber of tehsil...

Rain to continue in Jammu for next one week

New Delhi: Due to these weather conditions, moderate rains with few heavy spells are currently have occurred over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the last 24 hours. Jammu and Kashmir also wit...

JKCA Scam: CBI Files Charge Sheet Against Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Jul 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and others in multi crore scam in Jammu and...

Holy Mace to reach cave on August 26 for final 'darshan'

Srinagar, Jul 16: The “Chhari Mubarak”, the holy Mace of Lord Shiva, will be taken to Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on August 26, the concluding day of 60-day-long pilgrimage which ...

Teenager drowns in stream in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: A teenager drowned in a stream in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Monday. They said a youth, identified as 16-year-old Abid Hussain, was taking a ...

SFs arrest suspected militants along with arms, ammunition in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Security forces arrested a suspected militant alongwith a pistol and other arms and ammunition in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Monday morning, official sources said. ...

Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Jul 16: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) left here on Monday morning to cross over to other side of the Line of...

2 Amarnath pilgrims detained for questioning after their friend found dead in Ramban

Jammu: Two persons were detained as they were carrying the body of their friend, who died in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir after making a pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, on a motorcycl...

Landslide hits new track to Vaishno Devi near Himkoti, closed for pilgrims temporarily

Jammu: A landslide occured on the new track to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Himkoti, in the early morning hours on Monday. No casualties were reported due to the landslide. Meanwhile, the track ...

One terrorist gunned down in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar: terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday. Two Indian Army personnel were al...

Over 4,000 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: Over 1,87,300 pilgrims have so far performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra as another batch of 4,195 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Monday. “A total of 4,195 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar ...

Rs 32 lakh cash, property papers found at ARTO house in VO raids

JAMMU: In a raid at the residence of an official of Motor Vehicles Department, the Vigilance Organisation claimed to have recovered Rs 32 lakh in cash and papers pertaining to various properties and ...

105 tie knots in Kashmir’s first mass marriage

SRINAGAR: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmir, includ...

Most PDP ex-ministers vacate houses, those from BJP averse

JAMMU: Ahead of 30-day deadline after demitting offices, the former Ministers have begun vacating their official bungalows in the winter capital Jammu even as most of them still retain their Srinagar...

7 killed in Reasi’s waterfall mishap, 31 battling injuries

Jammu: At least seven persons died and 31 others were reported injured when a huge boulder rolled down a 100-feet high waterfall in Reasi district where several people had gathered for a Sunday bath ...

Mehbooba chairs party meeting, PDP eyes Kargil Hill Council polls

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: A week after consolidating her position with the legislators, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday had a meeting with the workers from central Kashmir to discuss with ...

Amarnath: 11331 pilgrims pay obeisance

SRINAGAR: On the 18th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,331 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,87,375 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

Couple dies in Bhaderwah mishap

Bhaderwah: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, t...

NIA quizzes Kashmiri scribe Auqib Javed

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency, late last evening and Sunday morning, questioned Kashmir Observer reporter, Auqib Javed, in a sedition case filed against Dukhtaraan-e-Millat chief Asiya And...

Activists alarmed: Bill to amend RTI in Parliament this monsoon session

JAMMU: A bill to amend the law on Right to Information has been listed for passing for monsoon session. According to a media report, government sources earlier indicated that this bill is only for...

Notorious criminal slapped with Public Safety Act in JK's Samba, sent to jail

Jammu, Jul 15: A 33-year-old notorious criminal, arrested last week in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir after a long hunt, has been charged under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and sent to ...

Police arrest 4 gamblers from Srinagar, recovers stake money

Srinagar, July 15: Police claimed to have arrest four gamblers along with stake money from Rajbagh area of Srinagar. The police spokesman said that they have arrested four gamblers and recovered t...

In Kashmir’s First Ever Mass Marriage, 105 Couples Tie The Knot

Srinagar, July 15: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmi...

Cong tweet on PM’s attempt to repair relation with Pak disappointing: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Congress' tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to repair India's relations with Pakistan was dis...

Civilian killings: Malik reaches Hawoora to offer condolences

Srinagar, July 15: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday reached to the Hawoora village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district to offer condolences to the families of thre...

Carpenter falls to death from rooftop in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 15: A carpenter fell to his death when he suddenly slipped from a rooftop of an under construction building for a hospital in the central Badgam, official sources said on Sunday. The...

People hate Mehbooba Mufti : NC Senior Leader hits at Former J&K CM

Srinagar, July 15: National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone from Sonawari today said that when Mehbooba is saying if BJP tries to break PDP, more Yasin Malik and Syed Salahuddin may be formed but ...

Army distributed 17000 solar lights in un-electrified hamlets in J&K's Doda

Bhaderwah, Jul 15: The Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. The initiative under 'Roshni' ...

Senior govt official booked on corruption charges in J&K

Jammu, Jul 15: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has registered a case against a senior government officer posted in Reasi district for allegedly amassing assets by indulging in c...

Valley Weekends resume with cultural show at Dal Lake

Srinagar, July 15: The Department of Tourism Kashmir resumed its Valley Weekend programme here at Zabarwan Park on Sundaywith a mesmerizing performance by local singers. The Valley Weekend program...

Couple killed after car falls into gorge in Doda district

Srinagar, July 15: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda this morning, the police said. The...

'Kolkata court has summoned Tharoor over his 'Hindu Pakistan' comment'

Kolkata, July 15: A court here has summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his comment that a "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the BJP returned to power, the petitioner said. The Metropoli...

Body found under mysterious circumstances in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 15: Body of a person was recovered under mysterious circumstances in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official source said on Sunday morning. They said panic gripped in Lalpor...

Amarnath yatra: pilgrim dies, toll touches 23 since June 28

Srinagar, Jul 15: A yatri from Maharashtra died of cardiac arrest near the holy cave on Saturday night, official sources said on Sunday. With this, a total of 21 pilgrims and two service providers...

Omar takes dig at BJP for protesting against Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 15: Taking a dig at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for protesting at winter capital, Jammu, against former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for stating that the Centre was trying to split her...

2,922 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 15: A batch of 2,922 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Sunday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. Since it started on June 28, more that 1,76,000 pilgrims have alread...

Advisor Ganai inspects government schools in Sonwar

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today visited government run schools in Sonwar area in Srinagar to personally take stock of the educational and infrastructural facili...

Advisor Vyas takes stock of facilities for Kashmiri migrants

SRINAGAR, JULY 14: Advisor to Governor B. B. Vyas today called for improving the facilities provided to the Kashmiri migrants. Chairing a meeting here in this regard, the Advisor took a detailed r...

Jammu and Kashmir Police arrest 3 youth during nocturnal raids in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 14: Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three youth during nocturnal raids at Kakapora in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Local sources told TNN that government forces arres...

BJP activists stage protest, burn Mehbooba's effigy in Jammu

Jammu, July 14: A group of BJP activists today staged a demonstration here and burnt an effigy of former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over her statement that any attempt by the Cen...

4 Kashmiri students make it to IKGPTU merit list

Srinagar, July 14 : Four Kashmiri Students of Aryans College of Engineering, Rajpura, Chandigarh excelled in the merit list of I K Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar by capturing...

Shopian shooting: J&K govt justifies FIR against Maj Aditya Kumar, urges SC to implead all states AFSPA-imposed states

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has filed an affidavit in the apex court saying that FIR in theShopian shooting case against Major Aditya Kumar was justified. Consequently, the governme...

Monsoon arrives in Jammu, brings relief from scorching heat

From the past four days, Jammuites are waking up to rain showers and a pleasant weather condition which clearly indicates that Monsoon has finally arrived here. Arrived a week ahead of its schedule ...

Panchayat polls will help empower locals, solve problems in J&K

New Delhi, July 14: Holding of panchayat elections will have a far reaching impact in Jammu and Kashmir particularly in the given circumstance when the state has faced unrest in an unending cycle of ...

Skill development programme benefits youth in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 14: Youth of Jammu are being imparted with various technical trainings in a bid to explore their livelihood opportunities. Training to youths is being given by professionals in courses li...

PDD employee electrocuted in north Kashmir

Baramulla, July 14: A Power Development Department (PDD) employee died due to electric shock in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir on Saturday, official sources said. They said 50-year...

Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul...

Chancellor of Central University Jammu, G. Parthasarathy calls on MoS Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 14: The Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathy called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoN...

Army Chief visits Jammu's Akhnoor

Jammu, July 14: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited Akhnoor area here. The General visited the Akhnoor based Army Division and held a meeting with the officers. He also ...

Low voltage irks Uri residents

Srinagar, July 14: Over a dozen villages in this border town of Uri have decried the failure of Power Development Department (PDD) to address low voltage problem in the area. Locals said that they ...

19 forest smugglers arrested in Sopore: Police

Jammu, July 14: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested 19 persons involved in forest smuggling in Sopore town of north Kashmir. A police official said: “The arrests were made from Rampura and...

Fresh batches of pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave

Srinagar, Jul 14: Fresh batches of pilgrims on Saturday left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where over 1.65 lakh yatries have paid obeisanc...

Soldier injured by Pakistan sniper firing along LoC in J&K

Jammu, Jul 14: A soldier was injured when he was reportedly shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said today. The inc...

Life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 14: Life returned to normal on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where a day-long strike was observed on Friday to commemorate Martyrs Day in remembrance of those killed in 1931, with bus...

First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir leaves for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar: The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform this year's Hajj pilgrimage. Special buses from the Srinagar Hajj House in Bemina area...

Over 3,000 Amarnath pilgrims head for holy cave

Jammu, July 14: A fresh batch of 3,048 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy ...

CEC Kargil inaugurates Passport Camp

KARGIL: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan inaugurated Passport Camp here yesterday. To benefit from two-day camp, applicants have been asked to submit the Passport Appli...

Sharmila Tagore meets Governor and First Lady

SRINAGAR: Ms. Sharmila Tagore, renowned actor, who is visiting Kashmir on a holiday, met Governor and First Lady at the Raj Bhavan. Ms. Tagore shared with Governor and First Lady, her reminisces o...

Advisor Ganai expresses sorrow over passing away of Dr. Giriija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the said demise of former Principal GMC Srinagar and Chairman, JKPSC, Dr. Girija Dhar. In his condolence messa...

Prepare state-of-art disaster management plan: Addl Secy MHA

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Rajni Sekhri stressed for the need to prepare effective and realistic disaster management plan across all districts in the state of Jam...

DC Poonch meets injured at DH Poonch; provides relief assistance

POONCH: The Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav visited District Hospital Poonch and met persons who were injured in a road accident at Shahpur. He enquired about their well being and directed doc...

Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

Shillong, July 14: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border S...