News from the region

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...

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...

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' ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Alleged kidnapping row: Bhagat's wife appeals to PM for action against husband

Jammu, Jul 13: A day after Jammu and Kashmir BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat and his wife Monika Sharma appeared before the disciplinary committee of the party, the MLA's wife on Friday appealed to Prime Minist...

DGP reiterates appeal to youth to avoid going near encounter site in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Reiterating his appeal to people, particularly youth, not to go near the areas where encounter are taking place between militants and security forces, Director General of Police (D...

Hurriyat Conference separatists detained ahead of protest call to commemmorate "Kashmir' martyrs

Srinagar, July 13: Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq was on Friday detained after he defied house arrest restriction and tried to take out a march to Naqshband Sah...

Restrictions continue in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jul 13: Restrictions continued for the second day on Friday in parts of frontier district of Kupwara, where a youth was killed when the Army opened fire to disperse demonstrators on July 11...

About 6,000 yatris leave base camps for holy cave

Srinagar, July 13: About 6,000 pilgrims, including women and sadhus, on Friday left for holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. Over 1.52 lakh yatris paid obeisance since the commen...

Curfew in north Kashmir town after youth killed in army firing

Srinagar, July 12: The authorities on Thursday imposed curfew in a volatile north Kashmir town after a youth was killed in firing by security forces, a police officer said. The restrictions were i...

Sensex jumps 272 33 points to hit fresh record high

Mumbai, July 12: The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday hit a new record high, rising by 272.33 points to trade at 36,538.26. The 50-share of National Stock Exchange (NSE) ...

Restrictions in Kupwara after youth dies in Army firing

Srinagar, Jul 12: Authorities on Thursday imposed restrictions in most parts of Kupwara district, where a youth was killed when the Army opened fire to disperse demonstrators, pelting stones last nig...

Fresh batches of pilgrims leave Baltal, Pahalgam base camps for holy cave

Srinagar, July 12: Fresh batches of pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 1,...

Business, other activities remain affected in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: Business and other activities remained affected on Thursday in the downtown Srinagar on the second death anniversary of a local militant who was killed in an encounter in the centra...

US envoy on three-day visit to Ladakh

Srinagar, July 11: Kenneth I. Juster, the US Ambassador to India, is presently on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The US envoy visited the Hemis Monast...

Strike cripples normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Normal life was on Wednesday crippled as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by separatists against ...

Woman yatri dies, two injured in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: A woman yatri was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle met with an accident in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu road on Wednesday, official sources said. The vehi...

Motorcyclist killed, pillion rider injured in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 11: A motorcyclist was killed and his pillion mate injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Gulmarg road in this north Kashmir district, official sources said on Wednesday. Motorcycl...

Man dies in road accident in Doda

Jammu, July 11: A man died on Wednesday when a car he was travelling in plunged into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. "One person died on the spot at Bhata-Jodhpur road accident on W...

Separatist-called shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, July 11: A protest shutdown called by separatists affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), separatist conglomerate headed by Sye...

Train service again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Train service was again suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against civilian killings in sec...