Jammu And Kashmir

  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh 20 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir Yesterday

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir - India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan Yesterday

    Jammu: There was no fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday evening after nearly 10 days of intermittent firing and shelling from across the border. "There is no ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the IB in Jammu...
  • J&K: Terrorist shot dead in Kupwara encounter 2 days ago

    Srinagar: A terrorist was killed in an encounter in North Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday. The Army launched a massive search operation following the suspicious movement at the Dhanni forest area along the Line of Control. "The troops along LoC in Tangdhar sector observed some suspicious movement past midnight. On...
  • J&K: State government employees protest outside CM's house, lathicharged 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Clashes have erupted in Srinagar between police and the employees of Jammu and Kashmir Public Health Engineering Department over regularisation of services. The police had to resort to lathicharge to control the protests which were taking place outside Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's residence. (More details awaited) ...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Pakistan envoy to meet J&K separatists leaders ahead of diplomatic meet with India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit will meet Kashmiri separatists Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani before attending foreign secretary level talks with India scheduled later this month, a move that has sparked outrage across party lines. Basit will meet Shabbir Shah on Monday evening and Mirwaiz...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in RS Pura sector 3 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. "Pakistan Rangers armed with heavy weaponry resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing of automatic weapons on 15 to 20 Border Out Posts (BoPs) in Arnia and RS Pura sub-sectors...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, firing at BSF posts in RS Pura sector 4 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another incidence of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targetted two BSF posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu early on Sunday morning. The troops from across the border began firing at about 2:30 AM early morning. The BSF jawans swiftly retaliated against the attack and the gunbattle between the...
  • J&K: 2 BSF soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Pulwama 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Two Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers were killed and four others were injured when terrorists claiming to be from the Hizbul Mujahideen attacked their vehicle just outside the Awantipora IAF airfield in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Officials said a squad of BSF personnel was changing guard at the airfield...
  • J&K: Omar asks people to use vote power for Kashmir's development 6 days ago

    Srinagar: With Assembly elections due by the year end, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday appealed to the people of the Valley to make use of their power to vote as it helps in development while stating that "boycott politics" of separatists has not achieved anything. "I am...
  • Jammu ceasefire violation: India and Pakistan exchange fire in Mendhar 1 week ago

    Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, a day before Independence day, Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged fire between 12:30 AM- 2 AM in Mendhar. No injury was reported and further information awaited. This is the second incident of ceasefire violation that has been reported within a day. On Wednesday, Pakistani troops...
  • Punjab vehicle hijacked on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway August 13, 2014

    Jammu: A vehicle from Punjab has been hijacked on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. An alert has been sounded after the hijack. The Jammu and Kashmir DGP has said that they are probing the incident and that they have got some leads. The DGP said...
  • Jammu: Pakistan violates ceasefire again; fires at four BSF posts August 13, 2014

    Jammu: A day after Prime Minister Modi slammed Pakistan for waging a proxy war against India, another ceasefire violation was reported from RS Pura sector in Jammu. Pakistani troops fired heavily on border out posts (BoPs) and villages along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate. Firing commenced from...
  • PM announces Rs 8,000 crore for building roads in J&K August 12, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a package of Rs 8,000 crore for building of roads in Jammu and Kashmir and waiver of Rs 60 crore in interest owed by the state government to the Food Corporation of India. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had flagged the issue during...
  • PM Modi suggests 3 Ps for Leh - prakash, paryatan, paryavaran; hits out at Pak while addressing troops August 12, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Leh and inaugurated Leh-Srinagar transmission line and Nimmo-Bazgo hydro electric project. He suggested three Ps for Leh - paryavaran (environment), paryatan (tourism) and prakash (power). "We have put Leh at the focus of our solar energy initiatives like Gujarat. We are going...
  • Ahead of PM's visit to Leh, terrorists attack BSF convoy near Pampore; infiltration bid foiled August 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Leh and Kargil on Tuesday after assuming office, two terrorists attacks were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night. Terrorists attacked a convoy of Border Security Force injuring seven personnel including an Assistant Commander, who is in a critical condition....
  • PM Modi to visit Leh, Kargil today; to inaugurate hydro-power projects, address troops August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Leh and Kargil on Tuesday. This is his first visit to both these places after assuming office. He is also the first PM to visit after the Kargil war. PM Modi will inaugurate two hydro-power projects. He will also address troops at Leh...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Leh, Kargil: As it happened August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first visit to Leh and Kargil after assuming office. He will be addressing troops posted in Leh soon after landing. He is the first Prime Minister to visit Kargil after the war in 1999. ...
  • TRS MP Kavitha says Hyderabad, Kashmir forcibly merged into India, faces sedition charge August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtra Samiti MP K Kavitha has been charged with sedition for saying that Hyderabad, Kashmir were forcibly merged into India. An FIR has been filed after a complaint was filed by a Hyderabad based lawyer who also serves as the convener of the BJP's legal cell. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts, 2 BSF soldiers injured August 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired at 10 Border Security Force (BSF) posts on early Monday morning in Arania sector of Jammu. Two BSF soldiers have been injured. The gunbattle started around 2 AM. "Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons on 7 BOPs along IB in Arnia sub-sector...
  • Embarrassment for Omar, senior official quits alleging misbehaviour by a J&K minister August 8, 2014

    Jammu: In an embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a senior official in the public health engineering department has resigned. He has alleged misbehavior by one of Omar's ministers. The official claimed that the State Transport Minister, Choudhary Ramzan, abused him and flung papers at him during...
  • J&K police officer arrested for 'molesting' teenager August 6, 2014

    Srinagar: A police officer has been arrested on charges of molesting a 13-year-old girl in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday. "Inspector Aijaz Ahmad has been arrested following a complaint about sexual assault on a minor girl in Kokernag area of Anantnag district yesterday," a police spokesman...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed in gunbattle in Kupwara August 6, 2014

    Jammu: One Indian army jawan has been killed in a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara. The gun battle took place on Tuesday night. The army has cordoned off the area. There have been many ceasefire violations from Pakistan in the recent past. (More details to follow) ...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate August 5, 2014

    Jammu: In first ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate. "Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Poonch district...
  • Massive fire in Srinagar, property worth crores damaged August 4, 2014

    Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in Srinagar on Monday morning. The fire broke out in Ranawari in Srinagar, gutting nearly half a dozen houses. No casualties have been reported in the incident as yet. Ten fire tenders brought down the fire which is now under control. Property worth crores...
  • Vaishno Devi shrine board to partner with Bangalore based health care service provider July 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is planning to rope in services of Bangalore based health care service provider for its upcoming medical facility for rendering quality health care services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Board had decided to explore the possibility of Shri Mata Vaishno...
  • AAP not to contest coming assembly polls in 4 states: Arvind Kejriwal July 27, 2014

    Sangrur: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would not contest upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand due to "limited resources". However, the party would contest two assembly bypolls in Punjab slated for August 21, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said after the...
  • Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir July 25, 2014

    Jammu: The army on Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Friday. It was the second such attempt by the guerrillas in the last two days. "Late on Thursday night around 9.30 pm a...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: PDP launches online membership drive July 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday launched an online membership drive on its updated official website. The updated website and the drive was launched by the party president Mehbooba Mufti at a function held at her Gupkar residence, a party spokesman said. The spokesman said the main feature of the...