JAMMU AND KASHMIR

  • J&K hit by floods after incessant rains; armed forces, NDRF launch rescue operation 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Srinagar/Jammu: Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a century, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. The state is in panic as several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu are flooded following incessant rains in the last couple of days. Till now...
  • 17 die as floods ravage Kashmir, thousands flee 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    Up to 16 people were killed on Monday as a devastating flood in the Kashmir Valley forced thousands to flee to safer places as rain-fed streams rushed down the mountains, flooding parts of Srinagar. A man was washed away by a swollen river in Jammu region. ...
  • J&K floods: Centre monitoring situation very closely, says Jitendra Singh 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a decade, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said there was no reason to panic and the the government is monitoring the situation in Kashmir very closely. He...
  • Cartoon of the day: Indian Army turns saviour for J&K floods victims 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    Less than a year after Jammu and Kashmir faced its worst floods ever, the valley is bracing to battle yet another flood. Heavy rainfall has caused the water level in the Jhelum river to rise above the danger mark forcing the state government to issue a flood alert in the...
  • Centre sanctions Rs 200 crore for flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Jammu: Centre on Monday sanctioned Rs 200 crore for immediate rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. This information was provided by Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed to the Assembly on Monday, according to an official press release which came in the form of a clarification. The clarification was issued after...
  • J&K will receive more rainfall but intensity will reduce, says Met department 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    Met department has claimed that rainfall will continue but the intensity will reduce. Floods have hit Jammu and Kashmir even before the state could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014. ...
  • Jhelum crosses danger mark in Kashmir, several areas waterlogged 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Several areas in Jammu and Kashmir are waterlogged after heavy rains in the valley The state government has declared a flood alert in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Centre delayed rehabilitation of flood-hit in Valley: Omar Abdullah 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    Jammu: With Kashmir Valley facing fresh floods, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday asked the Centre what steps it was taking to help the state even as he accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying rehabilitation of the those hit by 2014's deluge. The NC leader said people should not...
  • Stranded locals pulled out of flood waters using ropes 10 hours 40 minutes ago

    Some dramatic visuals of rescue operations in Poonch district were caught on camera. Army personnel can be seen swimming to the rescue of locals stranded in flood waters. They can be seen helping locals to safety using ropes. ...
  • 100 NDRF personnel rushed to Kashmir; 4 teams on standby 13 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Two NDRF teams comprising 100 personnel have been rushed as part of contingency measures in Jammu and Kashmir, where Jhelum river on Monday crossed the danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir following heavy rains. The two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, comprising about 50...
  • J&K: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to visit Srinagar to monitor flood situation 13 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of flood alert in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is likely to visit the state as central observer to monitor the flood situation. "We will take stock of the situation in the state. We will be talking the...
  • Flood declared in J&K, 21 missing as house collapses in landslide in Charar-e-Sharief area 13 hours 18 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Even before Jammu and Kashmir could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014, the state is battling yet another deluge with the government declaring flood in the state. Adding to the devastation, twenty one people are missing after a house collapsed in a landslide in the...
  • Flood alert in Kashmir as Jhelum crosses danger mark, hundreds evacuated from low lying areas 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Less than a year after Jammu and Kashmir faced its worst floods ever, the Valley is bracing to battle yet another deluge. Heavy rainfall has caused Jhelum river to rise above the danger mark forcing the state government to issue a flood alert in the region. A government spokesman quoted...
  • J&K rains: 221 families shifted to safer places in Budgam Yesterday

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has evacuated 221 families to safer places due to heavy rains causing soil erosion and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Budgam district of the state. State Agriculture Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura told the Assembly that due to the continuous downpour various areas of...
  • Government may decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government is likely to decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A high-level committee headed...
  • Kashmir minister's guard flees with two AK-47 rifles 2 days 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...
  • J&K government forms coordination committee with 5 members each from BJP and PDP 4 days ago

    Jammu: Ruling coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir, People's Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, on Thursday formed a coordination committee to ensure that the agenda for the alliance is implemented within the defined timeframe and all the policy issues adhered to in letter and spirit of the coalition. The...
  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over 'bias' remark by NC member 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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...
  • Alliance between BJP-PDP is not bad: LK Advani 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad: BJP veteran leader LK Advani said on Monday that the political alliance between BJP and the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is "not bad" but some decisions taken by the Mufti Sayeed government without consulting the BJP were "not good". "BJP's stand on Kashmir is clear and known to...
  • MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh attends Pakistan National Day reception 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. Singh, former Army Chief, attended...
  • Not attending Pak National day celebration due to prior commitments: Masarat Alam 1 week 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 1 week 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...
  • Pakistan says India has no problem if separatists attend its National Day; Masarat Alam also invited 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amidst growing criticism over Pakistan inviting Kashmiri separatist leaders for its National Day on Monday, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit claimed that the Indian government has no objection to the invites being issued. Playing down the controversy, he said that resolving the Kashmir issue is key to peace....
  • 7 J&K separatist leaders to attend Pakistan National Day celebrations at High Commission 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As Pakistan will celebrate its National Day on Monday, a seven-member delegation of Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders are in the national capital to attend the celebrations at its High Commission. The delegation will also hold talks with Pakistani officials. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has maintained that the...
  • J&K government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed March 22, 2015

    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',...