JAMMU AND KASHMIR

  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP Yesterday

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • Indo-Pak peace should not be held hostage by Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be held hostage by the Kashmir issue. Referring to his recent statements on Kashmir, Bilawal, 26, said that people in India should not misunderstand him over his remarks on Kashmir. "Please don't...
  • EC to hold further consultations to decide poll timing in J&K 2 days ago

    Srinagar: After holding day-long discussions with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission on Saturday said that it will hold further consultations in Delhi on timing of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state. It, however, made it clear that relief and rehabilitation work will not be affected in case...
  • EC team to meet parties to decide on J&K polls today 2 days ago

    Srinagar: An Election Commission team is in Srinagar on Saturday to decide on the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Commission members will meet stakeholders ahead of the polls in the state. The ruling National Conference has said that polls should be deferred till next year in light of the...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Poonch 3 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Indian Army posts in Poonch's Hamirpur sector. The firing occurred on Friday night from 9 PM to 10 PM. No casualties have been reported so far. Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing on forward posts along the LoC and...
  • J&K: LeT terrorist arrested from Pulwama 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Security forces on Friday arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist from south Kashmir's Pulwama district. "Arif Magray alias Sujjee was arrested during an anti-militancy operation from Pulwama district," a police spokesman said. He said Magray was working with LeT and involved in several attacks on civilians and security force personnel. ...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Five weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, residents of Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar are still trying to wade through the destruction and to salvage their belongings. Over 250 people lost their lives and many were injured when the floods ravaged the state. One Sartaj Madni and his friends were...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Hamirpur 3 days ago

    Hamirpur: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again, along the Line of Control in Hamirpur sector in the Rajouri district. Pakistani forces fired at Indian Army posts late on Thursday night. Small arms firing continued for about 90 minutes. No injuries have been reported so far. Earlier on Saturday, Pakistani...
  • J&K floods: Cheer amidst gloom as kidnapped 6-year-old Mumbai girl gets reunited with family 3 days ago

    Srinagar: It has been five weeks since floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir killing over 250 people and leaving behind a trail of damage and devastation. But amidst all the gloom, there was a glimmer of cheer as a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Mumbai has now been reunited with...
  • No one can warn India: Rajnath Singh to China 4 days ago

    Manesar (Haryana): With China reacting sharply to government's plans to construct a border road in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sent a strong message, asserting that no one can warn India. "Today, no one can give warning to India. We are a very powerful country," he told reporters on...
  • Arunachal Pradesh, J&K integral parts of India: Sushma Swaraj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable" parts of India and this has been clearly conveyed to China, including at the highest level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Swaraj, in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran, appreciated his concern over distribution of controversial...
  • Ready to ensure safe environment for Assembly Polls: Army 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said it was ready to ensure a safe environment for conduct of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir whenever the Election Commission of India fixes the dates for the exercise due before the end of 2014. "From the security point of view, we are ready to ensure...
  • J&K: Heavy firing and shelling by Pakistan in Poonch; India retaliates 5 days ago

    Poonch: Heavy firing and shelling was reported from across the border in Shahpur and Kerni area of Poonch sector. Firing commenced at 9am on Wednesday. India also retaliated. Pakistan had violated ceasefire again on Tuesday, after some days of relative calm along the Line of Control. Violation of the ceasefire truce was...
  • Situation in J&K not conducive for Assembly polls, says CM Omar Abdullah 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the Election Commission may hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on time despite the widespread damage to life and property caused by the recent floods, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the situation was not conducive for polling and warned that...
  • 7th Pay Commission visits Siachen to meet soldiers 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Members of the 7th Pay Commission are on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, including the Siachen glacier, to take a first-hand account of the extremely difficult conditions in which soldiers are protecting the country's frontiers. Headed by its chairman, Justice AK Mathur, the 17-member...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along Poonch sector 6 days ago

    Poonch: After some days of relative calm along the Line of Control, Pakistan violated ceasefire once again on Tuesday. Violation of the ceasefire truce was reported Balakot area in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector. In wake of the repeated violation by Pakistani troops, Centre had said that the Indian Army will appropriately...
  • Kashmir: Traders praise Modi's Minister, demand probe against Omar Abdullah 6 days ago

    Srinagar: On a day when the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said no to polls this year, his government came under serious attack from Kashmiri flood-hit traders for shoddy relief and rescue work at a meet held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's point man Dr Jitendra Singh. While traders applauded every word...
  • UN honours Indian police officer with International Female Peacekeeper Award 6 days ago

    The United Nation's Police division has awarded Shakti Devi, an inspector in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, with the International Female Peacekeeper Award. She has been honoured for her service with the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts to help victims of sexual and gender-based violence. ...
  • Indian police inspector wins UN's international female peacekeeper award 6 days ago

    United Nations: An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu...
  • Terrorist encroachment on river beds worsened the effects of the J&K floods, says Jitendra Singh 1 week ago

    Jammu: Massive encroachment on river beds in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy took roots over two decades ago worsened the effects of the unprecedented floods in the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The trouble was seen from the beginning... From last 25 years when militancy took roots in...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in Army-terrorists encounter in Handwara 1 week ago

    Handwara: A fierce encounter is on between the Army and terrorists in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday. Till now, one Indian soldier has been martyred in the gun battle going on in Handwara. The gun battle has been going on since 10 am on Monday. ...
  • Security concerns in Kashmir after masked men seen carrying ISIS flags after Eid celebrations 1 week ago

    There have been security concerns in Kashmir after masked men carried ISIS flags after Eid celebrations last week. Security agencies are still searching for those involved in the controversial rally at the Idgah Maidan. The men were seen publicly brandishing the flag of the terror outfit. This is the second...
  • J&K government to provide seeds, fertilisers to flood-hit farmers October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers whose crops have been damaged by recent floods in the state. "The state government has decided to provide relief of Rs 450 per kanal for irrigated land and Rs 225 for non-irrigated (rain-fed) land as a...
  • J&K: Ban on construction around Dal Lake became bane during floods, say residents October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The ban imposed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court on any construction in the Green Belt area around Dal Lake became a bane for the residents of several localities in the area as floods destroyed many decaying houses. In view of the ban on construction activities by the High...
  • Pakistani rangers resort to overnight firing and mortar shelling, target 15 border outposts October 12, 2014

    Jammu: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by opening fire at 15 outposts along the International Border (IB) in Arina and RS Pura sectors of the Jammu district from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Indian BSF forces have retaliated to the firing. The Pakistani troops...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires at 3 BSF posts October 11, 2014

    Poonch: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops fired at three Border Security Force (BSF) posts on Saturday evening along the International Border (IB) in Arina sector of Jammu region said a BSF spokesman. Fresh firing was reported from Rajouri and Poonch sectors as well. Pakistan has violated to the...
  • Private schools criticise J&K government's decision to postpone exams October 11, 2014

    Srinagar: An organization of private schools in Kashmir Valley condemned the government's decision to postpone the annual examinations till March next year, terming it a "politically motivated" move and threatened to approach the court on the issue. "Despite only a small number of schools getting...
  • J&K: PDP appeals PM to include Srinagar in Smart Cities Project October 11, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make Srinagar a part of Smart Cities Project announced in the Union budget, so that the process of rebuilding the city can start "instantaneously". "If Srinagar is included in the Smart Cities project,...
  • Declare floods in J&K as National Disaster: JKNPP October 11, 2014

    Jammu: Fearing that flood affected people of Jammu province will not be properly compensated, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday demanded that the recent floods in the state should declared as a National Disaster. "If the recent floods in the state are not declared as National Disaster...
  • J&K: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch, target 4 Indian posts October 11, 2014

    Poonch: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control on Saturday in Shahpur sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir and targeted four Indian posts. Indian soldiers fired in retaliation to the unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops. Pakistan has violated to the ceasefire several times...