Kashmir Valley

  • J&K: 3 national highways leading to Kashmir Valley opened September 17, 2014

    Srinagar: The life in floodhit Kashmir region is limping back to normal as vehicular traffic to the Valley has been restored through three national highways facilitating the resumption of supplies at a massive scale. The national highways Mughal Road, SrinagarJammu and KishtwarSinthan have been thrown open for traffic, a spokesman...
  • Fresh rains bring flood worries in J&K, could hamper rescue operations September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: In bad news for the relief and rescue work in Jammu and Kashmir, fresh rains on Sunday have raised worries for floods in the already ravaged state. After a few clear days, rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on Sunday. The river...
  • J&K: Damage to become clear after roads are fixed September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: With no telecom or road connectivity between the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, the extend of damage due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir will be known only after the communication lines are restored. Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley are stranded at various...
  • Six bodies recovered from different water bodies in Kashmir June 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The bodies of six persons including a sevenyearold girl were fished out from different water bodies in the Kashmir Valley. Three of the deceased drowned while taking bath to beat the heat, and the other three were found dead mysteriously in the water bodies prompting police to start inquest...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley May 15, 2014

    Normal life was disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against detention of youth and separatist leaders who campaigned for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions were shut, while government offices and banks...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike April 21, 2014

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts of...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, national highway closed March 18, 2014

    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 in...
  • Top army officers review operational preparedness along LoC August 28, 2013

    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 Singh...
  • Omar Abdullah unfurls tricolour at Bakshi stadium on Independence Day August 15, 2013

    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 forces,...
  • Security beefed up across Kashmir Valley March 23, 2013

    Srinagar: Security has been beefed up across Kashmir Valley, especially in the summer capital of Srinagar, where militants recently carried out two attacks in as many weeks. Official sources said that the police and CRPF have set up check points at various places in the city following intelligence inputs that...
  • J&K: CRPF camp attack brings back fears of terrorism March 14, 2013

    Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley was returning towards normalcy for the last three years as terror related incidents were on a decline. Tourism and allied activities were on the upswing but following Wednesday's audacious terror attack on a CRPF camp in which five security personnel and two terrorists were killed has...
  • Uproar in J&K Assembly over CRPF killings March 14, 2013

    Jammu: Slamming the Jammu and Kashmir government for "disarming" the police and CRPF in Kashmir valley and making them "targets" to terror attacks, Opposition parties on Thursady staged a walkout over the killing of five CRPF personnel by terrorists in Srinagar. As the House began Thursday's proceedings, opposition BJP, JKNPP and...
  • Curfew imposed in 10 areas in Kashmir Valley March 6, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew was imposed on Tuesday night in 10 police station areas of Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure with the authorities apprehending law and order problem following the killing of a youth in firing allegedly by security forces in Baramulla district. Curfew has been imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Navhatta, Safar...
  • One injured in Kashmir protests over Afzal hanging February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: One person was injured on February 12 as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, officials said. Muzamil Rather was hit in the eye by a pellet fired by security forces chasing a group of stonepelting protesters in Sheeri area of...
  • Afzal Guru hanged: Curfew continues for 4th day in Kashmir February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: There were no newspapers, internet or cable television in the Kashmir Valley as curfew continued uninterrupted for the fourth day on February 12 to prevent violence in the wake of Afzal Guru being executed in New Delhi's Tihar Jail. As tension continued in the Valley, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah...
  • J&K national highway reopens for oneway traffic February 6, 2013

    Jammu: JammuSrinagar National Highway on February 6 reopened for oneway vehicular traffic after being closed for three days due to snowfall. The highway was reopened for traffic between Jammu and Srinagar and stranded passenger vehicles, mostly Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs), were cleared in the morning, police officials said. Trucks and tankers...
  • Rainfall, snow hit north India; MeT office warns of more February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Rain and snowfall continue to lash north India, pulling down the mercury with the inclement weather likely to continue in the coming days. It was a chilly day for Delhiites after a spell of relatively warm weather as intermittent rain lashed parts of the city and the maximum...
  • Mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir Valley January 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Ahead of Republic Day parades in Srinagar and elsewhere on January 26, mobile phone services were suspended across the Kashmir Valley as part of a security drill. Different service providers did not issue any alert to subscribers before suspending their services. Contacted on landline phones, people in Srinagar, Ganderbal,...
  • J&K: Avalanche warning issued after heavy snowfall January 17, 2013

    Srinagar: Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley today experienced fresh snowfall, prompting the authorities to issue a warning about an avalanche warning in areas close to the Line of Control (LoC) and suspend traffic on SrinagarJammu national highway. It started snowing heavily in the summer capital on Thursday evening...
  • SrinagarJammu highway to close due to snow alert January 16, 2013

    Srinagar: The SrinagarJammu highway, Kashmir Valley's only link with the country apart from air travel, would be closed on January 17. This follows the Met office forecasting moderate to heavy snow from January 16 evening to January 19. "The snowfall could be rather heavy in the Pir Panjal mountain range that...
  • Kashmir Valley gets connected by rail December 28, 2012

    Banihal (J&K): Northern Railways on December 28 made history as the first train chugged through India's longest railway tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range, connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on SrinagarJammu National Highway. The train on a trial run, arrived at Banihal station from Qazigund in Anantnag district...
  • Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir Valley December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, advising them to move about with utmost caution. "Medium danger avalanche warning is issued for people living in Keran, Tangdhar, Machil, Chowkibal, Gurez, Bannihal, Uri and Gulmarg areas," Aamir Ali, head of disaster management...
  • J&K: Protests in Shopian after a woman is allegedly abducted, raped November 12, 2012

    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. ...
  • President Pranab says Kashmir situation improving September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The situation in Kashmir is improving, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday after winding up his twoday visit to the Valley during which he interacted with a crosssection of the population besides being briefed by Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abduallah. "I got a good impression that...
  • Shah Rukh begins his first ever shoot in Kashmir August 27, 2012

    Srinagar: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived here Monday to shoot in the picturesque Kashmir Valley for the first time in his over twodecadeold film career. Shah Rukh immediately left for south Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station in a chopper after his arrival at Srinagar airport Monday morning. He is here to...
  • Militancy on the rise in Kashmir valley August 4, 2012

    Srinagar: This year has seen a rise in militancy in the Kashmir valley with the Army reporting 100 per cent increase in infiltration from across the border. There have been six attacks on village heads and encounters near the Line of Control in the last few weeks. Once again there...
  • I've shed my blood in Kashmir Valley: Army Chief July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh, who has spent a major part of his 40 years of service in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday recalled his days in the Valley saying he has "shed his blood" there as he was wounded in a terrorist incident there. "Kashmir Valley is always...
  • Kashmir Valley is the new investors' paradise July 6, 2012

    Srinagar: Kashmir for once is in the news for all the right reasons. While the guns in the valley are yet to be fully silenced, the last three months alone have seen half a million tourists visiting the state. For Kashmiris, this is a rare opportunity, especially with hotel, houseboat...
  • Mobile phone blackout in Kashmir on RDay January 26, 2012

    Srinagar: Mobile phones across the Kashmir Valley stopped functioning as service providers shut off connectivity as part of the high security drill for the 63rd Republic Day Thursday. Mobile phone services in Srinagar were withdrawn to prevent separatists from triggering electronicallycontrolled remote devices. "This is part of the standard security drill. The...
  • Kashmir remains cut off from rest of the country January 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day on Monday as snowfall blocked the vital SrinagarJammu National highway and delayed all scheduled flights to the Valley. The snowfall, which began on Saturday night, continued overnight in most parts of the Valley including in the...