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  • Kashmir minister's guard flees with two AK-47 rifles 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The personal security guard of a senior Jammu and Kashmir minister fled with two rifles on Saturday, prompting police to launch a massive manhunt. The security guard belongs to Pulwama district of South Kashmir. He was appointed the minister's guard 12 days ago. A senior police officer said on Saturday...
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assures to streamline distribution of ration 3 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed promised to streamline the distribution of ration in the state and assured that the government will take up the issue on priority basis. The ration will be provided to the people as per the 2011 census. "The Government will take up...
  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over 'bias' remark by NC member 3 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir Assembly witnessed ruckus after ruling BJP and PDP members slammed National Conference member Javed Rana for accusing Speaker Kavinder Gupta of being "biased" and demanded action against him. Trouble started as soon as House met for the day with BJP and PDP members protesting against the...
  • J&K: Separatist Asiya Andrabi booked for unfurling Pakistan flag on its national day in Srinagar 3 days ago

    Srinagar: An FIR has been registered against Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Asiya Andrabi for unfurling Pakistan flag on its national day in Srinagar. Asiya has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. "A case has been registered against Andrabi at Nowhatta Police station under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities...
  • DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in JK: government 4 days ago

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday night said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the state. "It needs to be appreciated that, while the J&K Disturbed Areas Act, 1997, has ceased to exist with...
  • Tata Management Consultancy service to prepare vision document on tourism: J&K CM 4 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government is in the process of preparing a vision document to make a comprehensive assessment of all potential areas for development of tourism in the state through Tata Management Consultancy Service. "The tourism department is in the process of preparing a Vision Document to make a...
  • 86.6 per cent more civilian casualties in J&K in 2014: Home Ministry 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 per cent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 per cent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year. According to the 2014-15 annual report of the Home Ministry, there were 224 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • J&K: 12 years on since 24 Kashmiri Pandits died in Nadimarg massacre 4 days ago

    Twelve years have passed since 24 Kashmiri Pandits in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir were mercilessly gunned down by terrorists in 2003. After the Nadimarg massacre, the BJP and the RSS had blamed the 'pro-terrorism policies' of the PDP-led coalition government in which Congress was also a partner. The...
  • Not attending Pak National day celebration due to prior commitments: Masarat Alam 5 days ago

    Pakistan has invited seven separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to attend the celebrations at the Pakistan High Commission. However, Pakistan envoy to India Abdul Basit has played down the controversy saying that the Indian government has no objection to the invite being issued. ...
  • Will gradually repeal AFSPA from J&K, denotify certain areas under the Act, says CM Mufti Sayeed 5 days ago

    Srinagar: In a statement that could lead to fresh trouble with its ally Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that his government will gradually repeal the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the...
  • J&K government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 6 days ago

    Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the state government will examine the need for denotifying 'disturbed areas',...
  • Parliament panel calls for White Paper on Jammu and Kashmir militancy 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox". The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry has said that it felt that though...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed hits out at Pakistan over terror attacks, asks it to control terrorism if it wants peace 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday hit out at Pakistan over terror attacks in the state and asked it to control terrorism if it wants peace. Condemning twin terror attacks in the state, Sayeed while addressing the state Assembly said, "Terror attack is a conspiracy to...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government ambiguous on West Pakistan refugees issue: Hurriyat 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of taking an ambiguous stand on west Pakistan refugees, saying the state was under no obligation to rehabilitate them. The Hurriyat was reacting to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement that the state...
  • Omar Abdullah congratulates Twitter on its birthday; greets on Navratri 1 week ago

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, an avid user of Twitter, on Saturday congratulated the micro-blogging site on its birthday and greeted people on the occasion of Navroz. "So today is @twitter's birthday as well, many happy returns of the day: @newsflicks," the former chief minister who is...
  • J&K: 2 terrorists killed during encounter with Army in Samba, 2 securitymen injured 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed during a fierce encounter with the Army in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. A Major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the camp and was...
  • J&K: Terrorists attack Army camp in Samba district, 2 security personnel, 1 civilian injured March 21, 2015

    Srinagar: In the second strike in two days, Pakistan backed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. One major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the...
  • TV channels asked to restrict live coverage of anti-terror operations March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Noticing that some TV channels have been covering live anti terrorist operations, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked news broadcasters to restrict such telecasts to periodic briefing by officials till the operation concludes. In its advisory issued on Friday, the I&B ministry said that it has in the...
  • We'll start gradual process of scrapping of AFSPA: J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed March 20, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday said his government will soon start the gradual process of scrapping of the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) even as the state witnessed another terror strike by Pakistan backed terrorists on Friday. "We'll start gradual process of scrapping...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed condemns Kathua attack, calls it a dastardly act March 20, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday condemned the terror attack on a police station in the state which left four persons including three security men dead. Two terrorists, who were members of a fidayeen squad which had infiltrated, were also killed in the subsequent encounter with...
  • Kathua encounter leaves bullet marks on walls of Rajbagh police station March 20, 2015

    The encounter in Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district has ended leaving six killed including three security personnel, two terrorists a policeman and a driver. The encounter which began in the wee hours of Friday has also left two injured. ...
  • J&K: Encounter in Kathua ends, 2 security men dead; search for terrorists on March 20, 2015

    Jammu: The encounter in Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district has ended leaving six killed including three security personnel, two terrorists a policeman and a driver. The encounter which began in the wee hours of Friday has also left two injured. Combing operation is underway to search for the terrorists. Three...
  • J&K: Terrorists hold hostages in Kathua police station, 2 security personnel killed, heavy firing underway March 20, 2015

    Kathua: One Jammu and Kashmir police officer along with one CRPF personnel has been killed in a terror attack that is underway in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Two CRPF personnel have also been injured in the attack. Heavy firing which began at the Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district...
  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 March 19, 2015

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • Light intensity earthquake hits J&K March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: An earthquake of low magnitude was felt in Srinagar and other parts of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, the Meteorological Department said. "A slight intensity tremor, measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale was felt at 7.15 AM today," a MET spokesman said. He said the epicentre of the earthquake was J&K-Pakistan...
  • J&K: BJP will not compromise national interest just to remain in power, says Amit Shah March 19, 2015

    "BJP will never compromise on national interest, merely to remain in power in Jammu and Kashmir. The J&K government has been formed only to solve Kashmir issue and I have full trust that we will find a solution. If not, then nobody can stop our party workers from leaving the...
  • Srinagar-Jammu National Highway reopens for one-way traffic March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was on Thursday re-opened for one-way traffic, three days after landslides caused by rainfall forced its closure. "The highway has been reopened for light motor vehicles and today vehicles from Jammu will be allowed to move towards Srinagar," an official of the traffic department said. The official...
  • BJP will quit J&K government if Kashmir issue not solved, claims Amit Shah March 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Amidst raging controversy on Jammu and Kashmir government's alleged 'pro-separatist' moves, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party would not compromise on national interest and could end its alliance with PDP, if "Kashmir issue" is not solved. "People of this country have blessed us like Lord Shiva and...
  • Kashmir rail project cost overrun at Rs 17000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway project has been delayed by over 16 years which would result in cost overrun of Rs 17,065 crore, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The project is now expected to be completed by December 2018, in place of November 2002 as the initial commissioning target for the...
  • BJP softens stand on AFSPA, says can be lifted from peaceful areas of J&K March 16, 2015

    Jammu: Softening its stand on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it was in favour of partial revocation of the law from the peaceful areas of the state. "BJP is with it. Wherever there is a need to lift...