News from the region

Business activities remain affected in Srinagar civil lines

Srinagar, Feb 23: Business and other activities remained affected in the civil lines in summer capital, Srinagar, including Lal Chowk for the third day on Saturday, when traders closed their shops in...

Arrest of separatists a tried, tested and failed model: Sajjad Lone

Srinagar, Feb 23: Cautioning government over arrest of separatist and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders during overnight raids in the Kashmir valley, former minister and Peoples Conference (PC) chairman...

Shop, vehicle damaged in fire in Poonch's Mendhar

Jammu, Feb 23: A shop and a vehicle were damaged in a fire during wee hours on Saturday in Mendhar area of Poonch here. "A shop and a vehicle was completely damaged in a fire that broke out at aro...

Efforts on to put through Kargil-Leh, other roads leading to far-flung, remote villages

Kargil, Feb 23: A massive snow clearance operation has been started to put through the roads connecting this border town with Leh and several far-flung and remote areas with Kargil, closed due to ac...

Akali Dal man tries to hoist tri color in Lal Chowk, detained

Srinagar, Feb 23: Police detained one person after he tried to hoist tricolor at Lal chowk on Saturday morning. Eye witness revealed that he was identified him as Deepak sharma from haryana and...

Encounter resumes in Sopore, restriction imposed, mobile internet suspended

Srinagar, Feb 22; An encounter resumed on Friday between militants and security force during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore, where authorities suspended mobile inter...

Avalanche damages 30 houses in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 22: Thirty houses were damaged by an avalanche that hit Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez border area. No casualties have been reported so far, officials said. While 22 houses were complete...

Sikh group helps Kashmiri students travel back home

Chandigarh, Feb 22: Sikh non-profit organization Khalsa Aid has sent nearly 300 Kashmiri students from various places back to their home state following fear among them in the aftermath of the Pulwam...

Valley Muslims announce goodwill gestures for Sikhs

Srinagar, Feb 21: Reciprocating the support offered to Kashmiri students and others by Sikhs in Jammu and elsewhere in India after the suicide bombing in Kashmir, Kashmiri Muslims have announced a n...

Jammu passes normalcy test after 6-day curfew | Schooling resumes today, Colleges still off

JAMMU: After six-day long curfew which saw peaceful spells of periodic relaxations over last two days, the district administration has lifted the day curfew as the town limps back to normalcy. Cu...

Northern Army Commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh arrived here today for a two day visit to review the prevailing security situation post the recent operations in which top Jaish-e-Muham...

Security cover of 173, including 18 separatists, withdrawn or lowered

JAMMU: In a major development late Wednesday evening, Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration stripped 18 more separatist leaders and as many as 155 political activists of security cover. An of...

Fresh snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, Feb 21: Fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector and multiple landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, prompting halt of all traffic on Thursday on the strategic...

18 separatists, 155 J&K politicians lose security cover

Jammu, Feb 21: Security cover of 18 separatist leaders and 155 Jammu and Kashmir politicians has been withdrawn in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack on February 14 in which over 40 CRPF troopers w...

Amid snow, rains, around 2500 Kashmiris took part in army’s recruitment drive

Srinagar, Feb 20: Amid the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country, a large number of Kashmiri youth braved the snowfall and rains to take part in the recruitment dri...

Govt orders major reshuffle in admin; Shahid Choudhary is new DC Srinagar

Srinagar, Feb 19: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered a major reshuffle in the administration, posting Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary as the new deputy commissioner Srinagar. Here is the co...

Security forces launch CASO in south Kashmir’s Tral

Srinagar, Feb 19: Security forces on Tuesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. Official sources said that following specific information a...

Mobile internet restored in Kashmir barring Pulwama

Srinagar, Feb 18 : Mobile internet services of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) were restored on Monday after a day long suspension as a precautionary measure on ...

Life returns to normal in Kashmir barring Pulwama

Srinagar, Feb 18: Life returned to normal on Monday after remaining crippled on Saturday in the Kashmir valley owing to a general strike called by traders in protest against attacks on students and o...

Kashmiri CS staff demand protection to send families home

JAMMU: Kashmiri state government employees working at the Civil Secretariat here on Sunday demanded protection for sending their families home. The Civil Secretariat, the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government, houses all the top offices and functions for six months each in the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu. In a statement issued on Sunday, Ghulam Rasool Mir, Chairman of the Employe...