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  • J&K: Six civilians injured in Pak firing in Poonch 5 hours 36 minutes ago

    Jammu: Six civilians including two women were injured and six houses partially damaged during shelling by Pakistani troops on border hamlets along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Wednesday night resorted to firing by...
  • J&K Governor, CM Omar Abdullah pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi -836977019 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, describing him as the champion of human values and architect of secular democratic India. In his message, Omar said the best way of paying tributes to Gandhi is...
  • J&K: Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts in Poonch -1480707419 minutes ago

    Poonch: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday violated the ceasefire and fired at Indian posts in Sabzia area of Mandi sector in Poonch. The firing continued from both sides. There was no report on casualties or injures. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in three forward areas along LoC in...
  • BSP for early Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir 2 days ago

    Jammu: Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday called for early elections in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the Election Commission to hold assembly polls well before the tenure of the present assembly ends. "The Party has asked the election Commission of India for early elections in J&K quite well before the...
  • PDP demands inquiry into J&K's flood management 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition PDP on Monday demanded a high-level inquiry into the management of recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir saying it needs to be conclusively established whether every effort was made to save the summer capital and other areas from the deluge. "The sequence of events would suggest that the...
  • J&K: NC seeks 'massive' funding for reconstruction work 3 days ago

    Jammu: Expressing concern over loss of life and property due to floods and landslides in the state, the National Conference on Monday sought a massive central assistance for rehabilitation of flood victims and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure. "We seek a massive central assistance for rehabilitation of flood sufferers and reconstruction...
  • CM Omar Abdullah hopes PM Modi will go beyond norms to help flood-hit J&K 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go beyond norms for the sake of rehabilitating flood affected people of the state. "I am hopeful that Prime Minister of India will go beyond norms in supporting...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government hopeful Centre will approve flood spill channel projects 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday expressed hope that the Centre will approve its Rs 2,200-crore project for construction of a second flood spill channel that will be able to handle the kind of water discharge witnessed during the recent floods which claimed more than 280 lives and destroyed...
  • Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost a month after the disastrous floods struck Jammu and Kashmir, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will reach out to people in the state during their two-day visit starting on Monday. "Sonia and Rahul are visiting J&K on a two days visit from Monday...
  • Sure of Centre's support after Modi's reference to floods in UNGA address: Omar Abdullah January 16, 1410

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said he has no doubt that his flood-hit state will get the Centre's support in reconstruction works as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pointed reference to the natural calamity in his address to the UN General Assembly. "I have no...
  • BSP hopeful of playing major role in government formation in J&K 4 days ago

    Jammu: Claiming that BSP will play a major role in the formation of the next government in Jammu and Kashmir, the party on Sunday said it will provide a corruption-free government to the people of the state. "If BSP is voted to power, the people of the state will see a...
  • Volunteer groups start clean-up drive in Kashmir Valley 4 days ago

    Srinagar: With the civic authorities crippled by the recent floods, volunteer groups here have started their own clean-up drive in the Kashmir Valley. Nissar Ahmad Dar and Mehrajuddin Ganiae are leading an initiative to clean the Doodhganga stream of the garbage dumped by floods at three bridges within a span of...
  • Army likely to replace the Indo Tibetan Border Police along LAC with China: Sources 4 days ago

    Leh: In a significant move aimed at countering the increasing threat and incidents of incursion by China's People's Liberation Army, the Centre is contemplating replacing the ITBP by the Army, particularly in the Ladakh sector. Maximum number of incidents of incursion have been reported here. The Army's role in handling the...
  • Hurriyat welcomes Sharif's move to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on Kashmir in his speech in the United Nations' General Assembly. Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said the Pakistan Prime Minister not only repeated the known stand of his country with regard to the...
  • Public sector insurance companies deploy 279 teams in Kashmir 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Reaching out to the flood-hit people in Kashmir valley, Public Sector Insurance Companies has deployed 279 survey teams in valley, where 7,668 claims have so far been lodged with companies by the people. As many 279 survey teams have been deployed in the valley by these Public Sector Insurance...
  • J&K: Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on richter scale hits Indo-Pak border 4 days ago

    New Delhi: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred on the Indo-Pak border region of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to the Indian Meterological Department, the quake struck at 9.52 pm. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the surface, IMD said. ...
  • Sena demands closure of Pak High Commission over Sharif's Kashmir rhetoric 5 days ago

    Jammu: Criticising Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue in the UN, Shiv Sena's Jammu and Kashmir unit on Saturday held anti-Pakistan protests in Jammu and called the Centre to shutdown the office of the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi. "The Pakistan High Commissioner in India should be sent back...
  • J&K government's ex-gratia relief package insufficient: PDP 5 days ago

    Jammu: Opposition PDP on Saturday termed the Jammu and Kashmir government's ex-gratia relief package for the houses fully damaged by the floods as insufficient, saying the devastation needs to be responded with extraordinary measures. "The state government's ex-gratia relief package for the houses fully damaged by the devastating floods is...
  • Army Public School opened in Srinagar 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Army Public School in Srinagar has resumed normal operations after the flood water was drained out from the Cantonment area, a defence spokesman said on Saturday. "Army Public School Srinagar at Badami Bagh Cantonment opened for Classes IX to XII on September 18 and Classes I to VIII on...
  • J&K: People block arterial roads for delay in dewatering of flooded areas 5 days ago

    Srinagar: A number of people, mostly women, blocked many arterial roads in protest against alleged lack of concern of officials in dewatering the flooded areas in the city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Dozens of residents, mostly women, hailing from Maisuma and Koker Bazaar localities near Lal Chowk...
  • College donates Rs 1.5 lakh towards Jammu and kashmir flood relief 5 days ago

    Coimbatore: The city-based Rathinam College on Saturday handed over a cheque for Rs 1.5 lakh to the District Collector, Archana Patnaik, towards the Jammu and Kashmir Flood Relief Fund. The amount, contributed by the students, was handed over by the students' representatives and Chief Executive Officer of the college, an official...
  • J&K flood victims grateful to Sikhs for shelter at gurdwaras 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Hundreds of flood-victims in Jammu and Kashmir who found shelter at various gurdwaras across the the state are grateful to the Sikh community for their contribution in the rescue efforts. Abdul Rasheed has been staying in Gurudwara Shaheed Bunga for past 17 days ever since he along with his family...
  • Srinagar’s business hubs lie desolate after catastrophic floods 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Even after three weeks of an unprecedented flood in the Kashmir Valley, summer capital Srinagar's once busiest markets and streets were deserted on Saturday. In the fashionable Residency Road and Lal Chowk markets, commuters, shoppers and shopkeepers used to curse the unending traffic jams in the city. Today, they are...
  • BJP: No point raising Kashmir at UNGA 5 days ago

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra slammed Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday saying that there was no point raising the topic of Kashmir at UNGA since Jammu and Kashmir is an issue where there are only two stakeholders involved, but for the sake of answering, the MEA will give an answer...
  • As Modi reaches US, Pak PM Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue at UN, says world can't draw a veil on it January 16, 1410

    New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, saying that the international community could not "draw a veil on it". Blaming India for the cancellation of the Foreign Secretary-level talks, which were scheduled to be held...
  • Srinagar: Terrorists open fire at CRPF bunker, kill one 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Terrorists opened fire at a CRPF bunker and shot dead a jawan in Aalikadal area of the city on Friday, a senior official of the force said. "Militants attacked our personnel at Aalikadal in downtown city this evening, resulting in injuries to one jawan," the officer said. He said the injured...
  • J&K floods: BJP demands inquiry by SC judge to ascertain cause 6 days ago

    Jammu: Asserting that the unprecedented floods in Srinagar city could have been prevented, BJP on Friday demanded an inquiry by a sitting or retired Supreme Court judge to ascertain the causes of the "man-made" disaster and fix responsibilities. "In order to find the causes of this man-made disaster and fix the...
  • BSF restores flood-hit border posts, fencing in Jammu 6 days ago

    Jammu: The six kilometre fencing and all 18 border posts damaged by floods on the international border in Jammu region have been repaired and restored, the Border Security Force (BSF) sources said. It must be recalled that the flood waters of the Tawi river had damaged 10 BSF border posts and...
  • IIMC students leave for Jammu for relief work 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A team of students and alumni from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Thursday left for Jammu with consignments of relief material to help the flood-affected people there. IIMC's Director General Sunit Tandon flagged off a truck with the relief material at the institute's campus. The team will...
  • J&K: HC reserves order on plea for interim payment to flood victims 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking release of 50 per cent of the sum assured to policy holders in flood-hit areas of the state. A division bench of Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey reserved...