Kashmir Valley

  • Six bodies recovered from different water bodies in Kashmir 30-06-2014 05:04 PM

    Srinagar: The bodies of six persons including a seven-year-old 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 15-05-2014 12:32 PM

    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...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike 21-04-2014 11:19 AM

    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...
  • 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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  • Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir Valley 16-12-2012 12:00 PM

    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 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. ...
  • President Pranab says Kashmir situation improving 28-09-2012 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: The situation in Kashmir is improving, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday after winding up his two-day visit to the Valley during which he interacted with a cross-section of the population besides being briefed by Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abduallah. "I got a good impression...
  • 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,...

  • Shah Rukh begins his first ever shoot in Kashmir 27-08-2012 03:02 PM

    Srinagar: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived here Monday to shoot in the picturesque Kashmir Valley for the first time in his over two-decade-old 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...
  • Militancy on the rise in Kashmir valley 04-08-2012 09:37 AM

    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 09-07-2012 04:34 PM

    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...
  • Kashmir Valley is the new investors' paradise 06-07-2012 08:44 AM

    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...
  • 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...