Jammu And Kashmir

  • Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    Jammu: The army on Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Friday. It was the second such attempt by the guerrillas in the last two days. "Late on Thursday night around 9.30 pm a...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: PDP launches online membership drive 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday launched an online membership drive on its updated official website. The updated website and the drive was launched by the party president Mehbooba Mufti at a function held at her Gupkar residence, a party spokesman said. The spokesman said the main feature of the...
  • Congress-NC end alliance in J&K, to contest Assembly polls alone 5 days ago

    Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) alliance is headed for a split in Jammu and Kashmir with the Congress clarifying its stand that it will fight alone in all 87 seats in the state assembly polls. "It is better not to depend on other party like we did...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu 5 days ago

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania 5 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Amarnath Yatra resumes from Baltal, Pahalgam routes 5 days ago

    Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra resumed at 10 AM on Saturday from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes after its temporary suspension, an official said. A senior police official told IANS in Srinagar on Saturday: "After its temporary suspension on Friday, the Amarnath Yatra was on Saturday, resumed from both Baltal and Pahalgam...
  • Amarnath yatra suspended over clashes 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Clashes between ponywallas and community kitchen operators at Baltal Base camp on Friday forced suspension of the Amarnath Yatra even as Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and state government appealed to both parties to maintain peace for smooth conduct of the pilgrimage. At least 37 persons, including few security...
  • J&K: Minister's son storms police station, assaults complainant July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: In a shocking incident from Jammu and Kashmir, the son of the state's Forest Minister on Wednesday stormed into a police station and allegedly assaulted a man who had filed a complaint against three of his men. Mohammad Sadiq had complained that three aides of Mehr Ali had beaten...
  • J&K: Massive protests as 3 die in Army truck-car collision July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: There have been massive protests in the Shalteng area in the outskirts of Srinagar after three people died in a road accident. The incident occurred after an Army truck rammed into a Maruti van. While three people were killed, two others were injured in the accident. The situation in the...
  • Train to Katra stuck in tunnel for nearly 2 hours due to engine failure July 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The newly introduced train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning due to an engine failure near Katra Railway Station. The incident took place about five kms before the...
  • Modi government's rehabilitation plan gives hope to Kashmiri Pandits July 16, 2014

    Anantnag: The focus is back on the valley after Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik's remark pushing for an independent Kashmir. CNN-IBN spoke to a couple who returned to Kashmir following the Narendra Modi government's Rs 500 crore rehabilitation plan for Kashmiri Pandits. The debate continues over Kashmiri Pandits' return to...
  • Bank security guard shot at by gunmen in J&K July 15, 2014

    Srinagar: A private security guard of a bank was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. Mohammad Rajab (55) received bullet wounds in one of his legs when the gunmen opened fire outside a bank at Shaheedi Garden in Pulwama town, 32...
  • No proposal to repeal Article 370: Government July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has no proposal to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "No" was the reply of Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju to a written question by TMC member Saugata Roy on...
  • Government rules out changes in AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is understood to have ruled out changes in the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and favoured its continuation in the present form in the state. The decision in this regard is understood to have been taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on...
  • Kashmiri Pandits observe black day July 13, 2014

    Jammu: As separatists called for a strike in Kashmir Valley to observe Martyrs' day on Saturday, several organisations representing Kashmiri Pandits observed 'black day' and held protests describing it as a day of "loot and plunder" of the properties of the community members. Led by Panun Kashmir, a joint forum of...
  • J&K: Daily Delhi-Katra train service for Vaisho Devi from Monday July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from Delhi to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station...
  • Efforts on to boost tourism, economy in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that initiatives have been undertaken to make tourism attractive for investors in the state and also to enhance economic growth. "Pilgrim, adventure, sport and other related tourism is being encouraged to develop along with the growth of conventional tourism," he...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pora sector, no casualties July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the border on Saturday. Pakistan Rangers fired at Indian post Pindi in RS Pora sector on Saturday morning. The Indian posts retaliated the firing. There are no reports of casualties so far. ...
  • SC rejects PIL to quash Article 370 which gives special status to J&K July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking quashing of Article 370 which gives special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The petition had said that the Constitution does not allow the benefits of Article 370 for a long term but it has been...
  • Omar Abdullah meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks central aid for road projects in J&K July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sought the immediate intervention of the Centre to expedite work on the conversion of the four-lane National Highway which connects the Valley with the rest of the country. Omar raised the issue with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin...
  • J&K: Army jawan injured, 1 terrorist killed in encounter July 9, 2014

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was injured in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. One terrorist was also injured in the firing and is reported to have been killed, however, the Army said they cannot confirm it till the body is recovered. The encounter took...
  • Too early to say if Modi won the heart of J&K people: Omar Abdullah July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: It is "too early" to say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the heart of the people of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. After a meeting with Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Omar was asked whether the Prime Minister was...
  • Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir July 8, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit late Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The quake struck Gilgit at 9:06 PM, Indian Meteorological department said. However, no report of any casualty or damage to property has...
  • Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister in the list of PDP candidates July 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and former J&K bank Chairman Haseeb A Drabu are in the list of 11 candidates released by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state. Sayeed will seek re-election from the Anantnag assembly segment while...
  • Hollywood actor Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama's discourses July 7, 2014

    Leh: Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's discourses, event organisers said Monday. He will also participate in the highly venerated Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony for world...
  • Power project inaugurated by PM illegal, says Kashmir minister July 5, 2014

    Srinagar: A minister in Jammu and Kashmir's Omar Abdullah government said the hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Baramulla district on Friday was illegal. Talking to IANS, Health and Medical Education Minister Taj Mohiuddin said: "The hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no...
  • Congress welcomes rail link to Katra July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday welcomed the rail link to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but reminded that the project was completed during the UPA regime. The party said the railway track from Udhampur to Katra could not be inaugurated as the elections were going...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of Jammu-Baramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • Hurriyat calls for bandh ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir today July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the state since assuming office. But even before he gets there, there's already a controversy brewing. The Hurriyat has called for a bandh while the Grand Mufti has opposed the NDA government's...