Kashmir Valley

  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, national highway closed 18-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. "There was a fresh spell of snowfall in Pahalgam and Gulmarg during the night," a MET Department official here said, adding there were reports of snowfall from few more places...
  • Travelogue: From Naranaag to Gangabal

    Kashmir Diary |  Mufti Islah
    Move beyond the picture postcards of Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam and a surreal Kashmir, tucked away in the depths, is waiting to unravel itself. Those...

  • Top army officers review operational preparedness along LoC 28-08-2013 06:39 AM

    Top Indian army officers on Tuesday reviewed the operational preparedness of the army along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of continuing violations of ceasefire by Pakistani troops. Northern army command chief Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra and Srinagar-based Chinar Corps chief Lt Gen Gurmit...
  • Omar Abdullah unfurls tricolour at Bakshi stadium on Independence Day 15-08-2013 01:01 PM

    Independence Day was celebrated on Thursday across Jammu and Kashmir, with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah unfurling the Tricolour at the main function at Bakshi stadium in Srinagar amid stringent security arrangements. Omar was given a guard of honour, which was followed by march past in which contingents of various security...
  • Kashmir Valley gets connected by rail 28-12-2012 04:23 PM

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  • J&K: Protests in Shopian after a woman is allegedly abducted, raped 12-11-2012 09:53 AM

    A woman was allegedly abducted and held captive for 12 hours. She was found in an unconscious state and rescued. Police have begun investigations. The woman has undergone a medical examination to determine if she was raped. ...
  • Marriages no more a low-key affair in Kashmir

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    With each culture evolving its own ways of celebrations, marriage is an event of lifetime. After a break during the Holy fasting month of Ramzan,...

  • Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Kashmir Valley 24-09-2011 10:19 PM

    Srinagar: A mild intensity earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale rocked the Kashmir Valley on Saturday night, officials said in Srinagar. "The earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on Richter Scale occurred in Jammu and Kashmir at 8.52 pm," Natural Disaster Management Cell coordinator Aamir Ali said. He said there was...
  • J&K: Infiltration bid foiled, 5 militants killed 20-08-2011 06:11 PM

    Srinagar: Five militants and an Army officer were killed and two jawans injured as troops on Saturday foiled a major infiltration bid near the Line of Control in Gurez sector of Kashmir Valley. A large group of heavily-armed militants was trying to sneak into the Gurez Valley from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir...
  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - IV

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    As the years have passed, what amazes me is the perseverance of journalists who continue to cover the story. There's even an irrational hope that...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - III

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Perhaps the darkest period in this regard came in the late 90s and 2000, when militancy driven by the Lashkar-e-Toiba was at a peak. The...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - II

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The militants we met were probably the last batch of fully home-grown insurgents fighting in Kashmir. 1995 marked the takeover of the struggle by non-Kashmiri...

  • Earthquake measuring 4.9 shakes Kashmir Valley 14-05-2011 11:36 AM

    Srinagar: An earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on Saturday shook the Kashmir Valley but there were no reports of any loss in the tremor, officials said here. The moderate intensity tremor, which was recorded at 3.09 am this morning, had its epicentre in Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan, Coordinator of Disaster...
  • Two moderate earthquakes shake Kashmir Valley 02-04-2011 01:43 PM

    Srinagar: Two moderate intensity earthquakes were felt in the Kashmir Valley but there were no reports of any damage, officials said. An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred on Saturday morning, at 9.24 am. The epicentre was located at Ladakh-China (Xinjiang) border, the officials said. On Friday night also at 7...
  • A spring colour in sync with Kashmir's mood 24-03-2011 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: A spring in the Hindu goddess Ragnya Devi temple at khirbhawani, about 27 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, changes its colours from time to time. It takes on various hues like red, pink, orange, green, blue and has often light green, red rosy...
  • Cancer cases on the rise in Kashmir Valley 14-03-2011 11:07 AM

    Srinagar: Terrorism is not the only worry for the people of Kashmir, the number of cancer cases especially breast cancer is on the rise. The doctors say that the alarming rise in cancer in Kashmir is due to sedentary lifestyle and thoughtless food habits. Thirty-five year Saira Bano is suffering...
  • Geelani asked not to leave the capital 21-02-2011 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: The recently unearthed Hawala trail in the Kashmir valley points to money being allegedly passed to senior Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani following which the separatist leader has been asked not to leave Delhi to face investigations. Sensing trouble, the Hurriyat faction led by Geelani, who...
  • Thousands flock to join Indian Army in Kashmir 19-02-2011 05:50 PM

    Srinagar: More than 8,000 Kashmiri young men on Saturday thronged a recruitment rally in Kashmir Valley's Ganderbal district to join the Indian Army. Braving rain and sleet, the youths reached the Manasbal Sainik School in north Kashmir early morning hoping to join the million-strong army. The recruitment is being held...