News from the region

DGP visits Central Jail, Srinagar to review security, other works

Srinagar, May 25: Director General of Police and Prisons Dilbagh Singh on Saturday visited Central Jail, Srinagar, and held security review meeting with senior jail officers and CRPF officers on sec...

Life remains crippled for day 2 due to strike in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25: Life remained crippled for the second day on Saturday due to restrictions and spontaneous strike in the Kashmir valley, where where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed ...

Weather turns pleasant after 2 days below normal temperature in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 25 : Weather turned pleasant on Saturday after recording below normal temperature due to rain for the past two days in the Kashmir valley, where people in hilly and remote areas could ...

Bhaderwah: Curfew lifted after 9 days, Internet resumes

JAMMU: Night curfew has been lifted and Internet services resumed in Bhadarwah Valley after nine days. Curfew was imposed in Bhadarwah valley of Doda district on May 16 following violent protests by...

Train service remains suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, May 25: Train service remained suspended for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley for security reasons following killing of Ansar Gazwatul chief Hind Zakir Musa, in an encounte...

Youth injured during clashes in Sopore

Srinagar, May 24: Amid the curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir, a youth was injured during the clashes between security forces and protestors in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. ...

How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'

Srinagar, May 24: The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant i...

Friday prayers not allowed for 2nd week in Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, May 24: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week of holy month of Ramzan in Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measur...

Jammu-bound stranded vehicles to ply on National highway, one-way on Ladakh, Mughal roads

Srinagar, May 24: Only Jammu-bound stranded vehicles were allowed to move on Friday on the National Highway connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said. ...

Educational institutions closed in Kashmir, IUST, KU postpone exams

Srinagar, May 24: All educational institutions were closed as a precautionary measure on Friday in the Kashmir Valley, where clashes erupted on Thursday night after reports about the death of Ansar G...

Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, May 24 : Train service was suspended on Friday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley following killing of two militants, including chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind Zakir Musa, in an encou...

Curfew imposed in Srinagar, restrictions in major towns in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: Curfew has been clamped in Srinagar while elsewhere in the Kashmir valley, restrictions were imposed in major towns and tehsil headquarters on Friday as a precautionary measure foll...

Chargesheet in 3-yr-old rape case soon

Srinagar, May 22: Appealing people not to pay any heed to rumours, a police spokesman said that chargesheet in 3-year-old rape case will be filed in the court against the accused, soon. He said th...

Army soldier died, seven others injured in IED blast along LoC in Poonch

Poonch, May 22: An army soldier was died and seven others sustained injuries in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion near forward post along Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch distri...

Enhance the Budget for Kheer Bhawani Pilgrimage: Shah Faesal

Srinagar, May 22: President J&K Peoples Movement Dr. Shah Faesal has called upon the State Government to enhance the budgetary support for facilitation of annual Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra, one of the ...

Yasin Mailk to appear in TADA Court on June 8

JAMMU: TADA court Jammu on Tuesday issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Dr. Rubiya Syed and killing ...

Two drug peddlers arrested in Sopore

Baramulla, May 21: Two drug peddlers were arrested alongwith codeine phosphate and spasmoproxyvon tablets in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, a police spokesman said on Tuesda...

J-K: Ujh bridge to become functional soon, locals pleased

Jammu: An under-construction bridge at Ujh river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district is nearing completion and locals are hailing the progress of the project. According to authorities, the brid...

All Educational Institutions remain closed in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to keep all the schools and colleges closed today,in Srinagar district. “Decision to close educational institutions has been taken as a precautionary measure to ...

Kami Rita Sherpa scales Everest, takes his record tally to 24 times

Kathmandu, May 21: Veteran climber Kami Rita Sherpa on Tuesday scaled the world's highest peak of Mount Everest, Qomolangma second time in a week, taking his record of setting foot on the top of the...

Governor, Advisor, DGP congratulate 2 cops for scaling Mount Everest

Srinagar, May 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik, his advisor, Chief Secretary (CS) and Director General of Police (DGP) on Tuesday congratulated two Selection Grade (Sgct) constables of Jammu and Kashmir...

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in downtown, Jamia masjid closed again

Srinagar, May 21: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), Srinagar to prevent demonstration on Tuesday, when separatists have called for a general strike on the...

KU gets prestigious A+ grade by NAAC

SRINAGAR: The National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC) has awarded the prestigious A+ grade to the University of Kashmir, it was announced on Monday. A NAAC team had visited the Univ...

Curfew relaxed in entire Bhaderwah town

Jammu, May 20: The authorities relaxed curfew for five hours between 10 am to 3 pm in the entire Bhaderwah town where it was imposed on Thursday following massive protests over the killing of an elde...

Pregnant woman denied ambulance, probe ordered

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri on Sunday ordered an enquiry after a pregnant woman was denied ambulance “due to fuel shortage” in this mountainous district of Jammu division. The deputy commiss...

Magisterial probe ordered in Bhaderwah murder, violence

JAMMU: District authorities on Sunday ordered a time-bound magisterial probe into the death of a man in firing and subsequent violence in Bhaderwah, which prompted imposition of curfew in the communa...

Pak to appoint NSA to revive backchannel diplomacy with India

ISLAMABAD: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a National Security Advisor to revive backchannel diplomacy with India to iron out issues hindering the resumption...

Only talks can bring long lasting peace, stability to Valley: Mufti

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that only meaningful engagement between India and Pakistan and the leadership of the state c...

Ready for conditional support to Indo-Pak dialogue: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Sunday that the separatists were ready to support talks between India and Pakistan provided India accepted Kashmir as a dispute. The ...