News from the region

Kashmir Autumn Festival from Oct 25 to counter negative perception

Srinagar, Oct 21: All arrangements are in place to host three-day “ Kashmir Autumn Festival” from October 25 in which 100 delegates from travel and media industry have been invited to showcase the st...

59 Valley schools upgraded since Jun

SRINAGAR: Director School Education, Kashmir, Dr GN Itoo, has approved upgradation of 59 Primary Schools to the next higher level during the last four months across the Kashmir Division. The Direc...

One-way traffic to continue on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Oct 21: One-way traffic will continue on the national highway connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country while traffic will ply from both sides on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh a...

Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan PM, takes stock of bilateral ties: South Block

New Delhi, Oct 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe held consultations here on Saturday with both the leaders taking stock of the entire range of bilat...

Kashmir highway closed due to landslide; Leh NH, Mughal road reopens for traffic

Srinagar, Oct 20: The 300-km-long national highway, which connects Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic movement on Saturday evening following fresh landslide. Howev...

Normal life crippled in Pulwama due to strike

Srinagar, Oct 20: Normal life was crippled in Pulwama on Saturday due to a strike against the death of a woman in cross-firing after militants attacked an Army camp in south Kashmir. Even though...

Restrictions lifted in SeK, downtown Srinagar after two days

Srinagar, Oct 20: Curfew-like restrictions, imposed for the past two days as a precautionary measure, were lifted from the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) besides parts of the civil lines in Srinaga...

Crime Branch books fraudster in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The Crime Branch of Kashmir booked a fraudster for extracting huge amount of money from educated youths, on the pretext of jobs in J&K Bank. An official spokesperson said that th...

ULB elections: Counting of votes begins in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20: The counting of votes for for the four-phased Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls began on Saturday morning in Srinagar Municipal Committee (SMC) and other Municipal Committees (MCs) in ...

Friday prayers not allowed for second week in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 19: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week in the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew-like restrictions remained imposed for the second day...

Class 9 student gang raped, attempts suicide

Patna, Oct 19: A gang-raped Class 9 student was seriously injured on Friday after she leapt from a building and landed on high voltage wire in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, triggering mob violence, po...

Barring parts of Srinagar, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19 :Barring parts of Srinagar, life returned to normal on Friday as shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was plying normally on all roads in Kashmir valley, after rema...

All HSSs, colleges closed in Srinagar; KU, IUST suspend classes

Srinagar, Oct 19: All higher educational institutes, including Higher Secondary Schools and colleges, were closed on Friday as a precautionary measure to prevent protests in the summer capital, Srin...

Traffic suspended on Srinagar-Leh highway; Kashmir NH, Mughal road open

Srinagar, Oct 19: Traffic was on Friday again suspended on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, due to slippery road conditions following fresh...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19: Train service resumed on Friday after remaining suspended on Thursday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike against civilian ...

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar, Oct 19: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to prevent a separatist-called protest and maintain law and order, police said. There is...

Mobile internet service restored in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18: Mobile internet service of all cellular companies, including the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), was restored on Thursday after remaining suspended on Wednesday due to security...

Modi's cronyism putting IAF pilots at risk: Rahul

New Delhi, Oct 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government's focus on renegotiating UPA-era defence deals instead of finalising them, was causing life risks for ...

Normal life crippled in Kashmir due to day-long strike

Srinagar, Oct 18: Normal life was crippled in Kashmir valley on Thursday as shops and business establishments were closed, while traffic was off the road due to an ongoing strike called by the separa...

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 18: Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and parts of civil lines in Srinagar on Thursday following a strike called by separatists against ...

Train services again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 18: Train service was again suspended on Thursday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against civilian killings, arresting of ...

Roads to dozens of far-flung, remote areas near LoC closed due to snowfall

Srinagar, Oct 17: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages near the Line of Control (LoC), including border town of Keran, Tangdhar and Gurez, were on Wednesday cut off with their respective district ...

Educational institutions closed in Srinagar, KU suspends class work

Srinagar, Oct 17: All educational institutions were closed as a precautionary measure on Wednesday in the summer capital, Srinagar, where three militants were killed and a constable of Special Operat...

Mobile internet services suspended in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 17: Mobile internet services of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), were suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in the summer capital, Srinagar. ...

Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 17: Train service resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended on Tuesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in poll bound a...

#Big_Breaking | Policeman, 3 militants killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 17: A Jammu and Kashmir policeman and three militants were killed in a gunfight in old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said. The four died in the gun battle that erupted b...

Gunfight rages in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 17: A gunfight started early on Wednesday in the old city area here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces surrounded the Fateh Kadal area following information about the...

Protests rock KU against 'harassment' of Kashmiri students in AMU

Srinagar, Oct 15: Scores of Kashmir University (KU) students on Monday held a protest rally in their campus against the alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for ...

Searches on in J&K's Kulgam

Srinagar, Oct 15: Security forces started a cordon and search operation on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district after presence of militants was suspected, police said. Following a tip off...

Life remains crippled in Pulwama, returns to normal in Kupwara

Srinagar, Oct 15: Life remained crippled in south Kashmir district of Pulwama while normal activities resumed in Kupwara after remaining paralysed for four days due to general strike. Meanwhile, ...