News from the region

Normal remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 22: Normal life in Kashmir remained disturbed for the 79th day on Tuesday following abrogation of Article 370, but there was increased movement of traffic in parts of the city leading t...

Heavy Pak shelling in Poonch, two civilians injured

Jammu, Oct 22: At least two civilians were injured on Tuesday as Pakistan Army resorted to heavy shelling along the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. T...

Support direct dialogue between India-Pak as outlined in Shimla Agreement: US

Washington, Oct 22: The US has said it supports a direct dialogue between India and Pakistan as outlined in the Shimla Agreement, asserting that the "chief obstacle" to talks remain Islamabad's conti...

Kartarpur project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension

New Delhi, Oct 22: At a time when relations between India and Pakistan are going through extreme chill amid occasional military escalation, the prospective operationalisation of the Kartarpur Corrido...

40,000 boxes of apple procured under NAFED: J&K govt

Shopian: Under the recently launched market intervention scheme (MIS), over 40,000 boxes of apple were procured from registered farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, an official said on M...

Army defuses three mortar shells along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Oct 22: The Army has defused three live mortar shells fired by Pakistan troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said on Tuesday. With the safe defusal...

Private bus services resume, Strike called off for 10 days

JAMMU: Private bus services along the Jammu-Pathankot highway resumed on Sunday after six days as transporters temporarily called off their strike against the toll plaza in Samba district after an as...

Students attendance in Valley 20%; shutdown enters day 77

SRINAGAR: A little over 20 per cent students in Kashmir and 100 per cent in Jammu have started attending schools and there is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir, o...

380 Ladakhi cops to shift to new UT

JAMMU: Over 380 police personnel belonging to Ladakh and working in different places in Kashmir and Jammu regions will soon be transferred to Ladakh and posted under the administrative control of the...

No conversion of pre-paid mobile connection into postpaid in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 19: With only postpaid mobile phone services of all cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), made operational after remaining suspended for 70 days in Kashmir ...

Over 90K people availed Internet facility at 20 kiosks

SRINAGAR: Over 90,000 people, mostly students, availed free Internet facility at 20 kiosks set up at the deputy commissioner’s office here, officials said. The officials said the students availed ...

Sarore Toll Plaza | Commuters continue to suffer as buses stay off roads for fifth consecutive day

JAMMU: The private passenger bus service along the Jammu-Pathankot highway remained suspended for the fifth consecutive day on Friday to protest against the newly set up toll plaza in Samba district,...

Fresh restrictions imposed in Srinagar in view of Friday prayers

Srinagar, Oct 18: Fresh restrictions were imposed in parts of the city as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of Friday congregational prayers, officials said. They said the ...

Non-local workforce makes a comeback in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 16: Rajkumar has a packed work schedule lined up for the next fortnight. After returning to Kashmir last week this migrant worker from Punjab, who does the job of tenting for marriage c...

Congress, NCP against national interest: PM Modi

Jalna (Maharashtra), Oct 16: In the sharpest attack yet on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party of always speaking against...

Day-73: Strike continues, no change in Kashmir situation

Srinagar, Oct 16: There is no change in the overall situation as strike continued for the 73rd day on Wednesday in Kashmir valley, where people are protesting against the scrapping of Article 370 , b...

SMS services blocked; each Valley distt to get 50 PCOs

SRINAGAR: SMS services were withdrawn as a "precautionary measure" hours after the government restored post-paid mobile connections in Kashmir Tuesday even as the government has decided to provide fr...