Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, January 26, 2022Mercury falls across Kashmir, Gulmarg coldest at minus 10.4 degrees Celsius

Srinagar, Jan 26: There was a slight dip in minimum temperatures in most parts of Kashmir with the tourist resort of Gulmarg reeling under intense cold wave as the mercury fell to minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, officials said here on Wednesday.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.3 degrees Celsius down from 1.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.



Wednesday, January 26, 2022Ironic Cong doesn't need his services when nation recognises them: Sibal on Padma award to Azad

New Delhi, Jan 26: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday took a jibe at his party over Ghulam Nabi Azad being conferred with the Padma Bhushan, saying it was ironic that the Congress does not need his services when the nation recognises his contributions to public life.

Sibal, Anand Sharma and Shashi Tharoor -- who were among the 23 leaders dubbed as the 'G-23' who wrote to Congress


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Republic Day celebrated in Kashmir amid bone-chilling cold

Srinagar, Jan 26: Braving inclement weather and bone-chilling cold, contingents of police and paramilitary forces on Wednesday took part in the 73rd Republic Day celebrations here amidst tight security arrangements, officials said.

R R Bhatnagar, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, presided over the Republic Day function which was held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium at high se


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Former PDP MLA Wagay passes away

Srinagar, Jan 26: Abdul Razaq Wagay, former PDP MLA from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian constituency, died in his native village on Wednesday.

The 80-year-old was ailing for long.

"Abdul Razak (Wagay) Zawoora, former MLA Shopian, is no more. He lost the battle of his life today after prolonged illness at home in Zawoora Shopian," PDP leader Yawar Banday said.

Wagay was elected to the Jammu


Wednesday, January 26, 2022J-K tableau at R-Day parade depicts changing face of Union Territory

New Delhi, Jan 26: The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday depicted the changing face of the Union Territory in terms of the development scenario.

The Union territory consists of two divisions namely Jammu and Kashmir. While Jammu is known as city of temples, the Kashmir Valley is famous for its meadows, lakes, high altitude tourist destinations like Gulmarg an


Wednesday, January 26, 2022Jammu and Kashmir police officer Babu Ram awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously

New Delhi, Jan 26: Wife of slain Jammu and Kashmir police officer Babu Ram was awarded India's highest peacetime gallantry award Ashok Chakra on 73rd Republic Day.

Assistant Sub Inspector Babu Ram was part of an anti-terrorist operation that took place ?in Srinagar on August 29, 2020.

On that day, three terrorists fired upon the joint force of police and the CRPF at Srinagar and fled the sp


Tuesday, January 25, 202212th National Voters Day observed in Baramulla

Baramulla, January 25: In order to encourage and empower new voters to cast their votes and contribute in nation building, a grand function was today organised at District Election office Baramulla in order to mark the 12th National Voters Day which is organized on foundation day of the Election Commission of India established on 25th January 1950.

District Election Officer Baramulla Bhupin


Tuesday, January 25, 2022To encourage Tourism and Growth prospects in Rajwar area, National Tourism Day was conducted by the Handwara Camp

Handwara, January 25: As a part of Republic Day Celebrations, National Tourism Day was organised by the Handwara Army Camp at TRC, Handwara. National Tourism Day is observed every year to encourage tourism and explain the essential role of tourism in the growth of the country.

The event was graced by DDC chairperson Mr Irfan Pandithpuri , DDC Rajwar, Mr Suleiman Mir and Chairman Municipal Cor


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Man arrested for 'derogatory' social media post against PM Modi in Rajouri

Rajouri Jan 25: Police on Tuesday arrested a man for what it termed making "derogatory remarks" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a social media video.

A police official told that Showkat Hussain, son of Salam Din, a resident of Mohalla Mamb locality in Dehrian village of Rajouri, was arrested after he "shared a video on a social media platform with derogatory and objectionable rema


Tuesday, January 25, 2022Bright sunshine after week-long rain, snow in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 25: Bright sunshine greeted people in J&K on Tuesday after the week-long rain and snow as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast dry weather during the next 48 hours.
The 40-day long period of harsh winter cold known as the 'Chillai Kalan' started on December 21 and will end on January 31.
"Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K and Ladakh during the next 48 hours. Til


Monday, January 24, 2022J&K's Raja Sarfaraz to be seen in multiple bollywood projects

Jammu: With a High trend of enormous new Actor and Content Creators rushing in miscellaneous fields associated with art and aesthetics, Jammu and Kashmiar is also contributing its way. Besides having impeded sources and Disturbance Some youth make it to grasp and fulfil their dreams and Bring laurels to the Crown of India. Raja Sarfaraz Writer of the Book "Tears of Kashmir" is among such youth w


Monday, January 24, 2022Fresh snowfall in many parts of Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 24: The minimum temperature in most parts of Kashmir dropped but settled several degrees above normal for this time of the season, except in Gulmarg, officials said on Monday.

Fresh snowfall was recorded in several areas of the valley especially in south Kashmir, the officials said.

They said the famous tourist resort of Pahalgam received about five inches of snowfall, while K


Monday, January 24, 2022R-Day: BSF troops on India-Pakistan border on high alert, says IG DK Boora

Jammu, January 24: BSF troops deployed on the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir are on high alert following a threat of anti-social elements creating trouble on Republic Day, the force's Inspector General DK Boora said on Monday.

The Border Security Force (BSF) had already announced two-week-long heightened vigilance along the border, he said.

Boora said troops have begun anti-tunn


Monday, January 24, 2022Collective efforts needed to promote awareness about rights of girl child: JK LG

Jammu, Jan 24: Saluting daughters of the country for their accomplishments in various fields on National Girl Child Day, Jammu and Kashmir

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday called for securing equal rights for every girl child and empowering them with opportunities.

Sinha asked people to make collective efforts to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child and provide supp


Monday, January 24, 2022Empanelled ReT aspirants stage protest, demand implementation of court order

Baramulla, Jan 24 : The empanelled ReT aspirants held a protest demonstration today, demanding immediate issuance of their appointment orders.

The protesters assembled in Press Enclave Srinagar and raised slogans in support of their demand and against the Government, particularly the Commissioner Secretary and Director Education.

The protest was led by one Mudasir Hasan, who castigate


Monday, January 24, 2022After week-long rains, snow, weather improves in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 24:After a week of rain and snow, the weather in J&K and Ladakh improved on Monday as the India Meteorological department (IMD) has forecast fair weather till the month end.

An official of the IMD said the weather has started to improve in J&K and Ladakh from Monday morning and is likely to stay dry till the month end.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded 2.8 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam


Sunday, January 23, 2022Mumbai tourist dies of heart attack at Gulmarg

Srinagar, Jan 23: A tourist from Maharashtra died of a suspected heart attack at a luxury hotel at ski resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday.
A police official said that 65-year-old Tejpal Ambalal Shaw from Mumbai complained of chest pain.

He was shifted from the hotel to Primary Health Centre Gulmarg where doctors declared him dead on his arrival.


Sunday, January 23, 2022Hut gutted in overnight fire at ski resort Gulmarg

Srinagar, Jan 23: A hut was gutted at ski resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district last night, officials said on Sunday.
Quoting the officials, reported that the hut belonging to Hotel Highland was fully damaged in the fire.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

There was no loss of life are injury reported in the incident as the fire was brought under control amid sno


Sunday, January 23, 2022Jammu-Srinagar NH closed; helicopter service to Vaishno Devi suspended amid snowfall

Jammu, Jan 23 :Traffic on the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was suspended on Sunday following landslides triggered by heavy rains and snowfall, officials said.
Over 100 trucks are stranded between Chanderkote and Ramsu and efforts by the road clearance agencies are on to make the road trafficable.
Officials said the h


Sunday, January 23, 2022Landslides, shooting stones block Srinagar-Jammu highway

Srinagar Jan 23: Landslides and shooting stones triggered by the prevailing inclement weather in Jammu and Kashmir blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highwayon Sunday, officials said.
Elsewhere, Mughal road and Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road also remained shut due to snow accumulation.
"Traffic update Jammu-Srinagar NHW blocked due to mudslides/shooting stones at many places and Mughal road, SSG road, &


Sunday, January 23, 2022Moderate rain, snowfall in J&K, weather to improve Monday onwards

Srinagar, Jan 23: Moderate to heavy rain and snow lashed J&K on Sunday as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast improvement in weather from Monday onwards.
"Moderate to heavy rain/snow occurred in J&K on Sunday. The system is likely to persist till today evening after which there would be improvement. From tomorrow onwards there is no likelihood of heavy rain or snow till the month


Sunday, January 23, 2022Senior PDP leader from Poonch Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest

Srinagar Jan 23: Senior People's Democratic Party leader and ex-MLC from J&K's Poonch district, Yashpal Sharma died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest last night, family sources said on Sunday. He was 76.
Known among his followers as 'Sheri Poonch(lion of Poonch), Sharma was considered a veteran voice in the PDP.
In March last year, he was among 14 leaders named by PDP President Mehbooba


Saturday, January 22, 202221 arrested for stealing costly wiring worth Rs 3.5 lakh in Kashmir: Railways

Srinagar, Jan 22: Government Railway Police Kashmir (GRPK) on Saturday said it has arrested 21 accused men for stealing the costly Overhead Equipment (OHE) copper wire worth over Rs 3 lakh in separate theft incidents in last two years.
The installation of OHE copper wire by railway authorities through M/S R.S. Infra private limited company has been under progress along the Baramulla-Banihal rail


Saturday, January 22, 2022Militant killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight: police

Srinagar Jan 22: Police on Saturday claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in an ongoing gunfight with security forces in Kilbal area of south Kashmir's Shopian district.
"ShopianEncounterUpdate: 01 #terrorist killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow, " a police spokesman said.
A second militant is believed to be trapped in the area.
The encounter broke out this after


Saturday, January 22, 2022Pak flag seized along IB in JK''s Samba

Jammu, Jan 22: Amid heightened security arrangements ahead of Republic Day, a small Pakistani flag was seized along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials here said.
The flag tied to a balloon landed inside the Indian Territory at Raguchak village of Ghagwal sector, the officials said.
They said the flag had apparently flown to this side from acro


Saturday, January 22, 2022Rains lash Kashmir plains, light snowfall at higher reaches

Srinagar, Jan 22: Rains lashed plains in Kashmir while upper reaches including Gulmarg received snowfall, officials said on Saturday.
Quoting a local meteorological department official, reported that Srinagar received 1.6mm rainfall in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours today and recorded a low of 2.3°C against last night’s 2.8°C.
Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest perio


Saturday, January 22, 20222021 watershed year for armed forces in J&K and Ladakh: Army Commander

Jammu,Jan 22: A top army officer on Saturday called 2021 a watershed year for the armed forces on Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
He said the troops displayed boldness in standing up to the aggressive designs in the two Union Territories.
General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, northern command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi said there has been a "reductio


Saturday, January 22, 20224.0-magnitude quake jolts J&K

Jammu, Jan 22: An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, with no immediate reports of any casualties or damage to property.
A disaster management official said the temblor occurred at 2.53 a.m., and the coordinates were latitude 36.06 degrees north and longitude 75.82 degrees east.
"The epicentre was located in Doda region 10 km inside the earth's cr


Friday, January 21, 2022Additional power curtailments in Kashmir as Samba-Amargarh transmission line damaged in Rajouri

Jammu,Jan 21: Authorities in the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited on Friday said that the power supply to the valley has been partially affected after a tower of 400kV Sambha-Amargarh Sterllite transmission line slipped due to land erosion at Thanamandi area of J&K's Rajouri district.
As per a statement by the KPDCL, the damage to the transmission line has resulted into 10% shortag


Friday, January 21, 202231kg narcotics recovered near LoC in J&K's Poonch: Army

Srinagar Jan 21: Army on Friday claimed to have recovered 31kg narcotics near the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch district.
As per an Army spokesman, the drugs weighing approximately 31kg were recovered "very close to the Line of Control" by a joint team of Army and J&K Police during a search operation on January 19 and 20.
The operation was launched following inputs about smuggling of narcotic


Friday, January 21, 2022Night temperature rises amid forecast for rains, snow in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 21: Amid forecast for widespread moderate rain and snow on weekend, night temperature recorded an increase in J&K, except Gulmarg and Pahalgam on Friday.
Quoting a meteorological department official, reported that Srinagar recorded a low of 2.8°C against last night’s 2.2°C.
Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kal


Thursday, January 20, 2022Jerri hamlet declared as 'milk village' in J&K

Jammu, Jan 20: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has declared Jerri settlement in Reasi district as the first 'milk village' of the Union Territory and sanctioned 57 more dairy farms under the Integrated dairy development scheme (IDDS) for the hamlet, officials said.

The milk village, which houses 73 individual dairy units with 370 cows, will give financial security to the local farmers, th


Thursday, January 20, 2022Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, Pahalgam in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 20: The minimum temperature dropped slightly in most parts of Kashmir where the tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam received fresh snowfall, officials said on Thursday.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, settled at a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius half-a-degree down from the previous night, they said.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort


Thursday, January 20, 2022LeT militant held in Chadora along with arms and ammunitions

Budgam, Jan 20: Joint Forces today claimed that it arrested a militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba in Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district along with arms and ammunition.

Sources told that the arrested militant is from Memandar village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district and had gone missing three weeks ago.

Sources added that the said militant had joined LeT in the


Thursday, January 20, 2022Cloudy weather likely in Kashmir during next 24 hrs

Srinagar, Jan 20: Rain lashed the plains while light snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of J&K on Thursday as the weather office forecast cloudy weather with isolated rain during the next 24 hours.

An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said: "Rain/snow occurred in J&K and Ladakh on Thursday. Weather is likely to remain generally cloudy during the next 24 hours.