Kashmir

  • AAP not to contest coming assembly polls in 4 states: Arvind Kejriwal Yesterday

    Sangrur: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would not contest upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand due to "limited resources". However, the party would contest two assembly bypolls in Punjab slated for August 21, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said after the...
  • J&K: One killed, four injured in grenade attack in Baramulla 2 days ago

    Srinagar: As the nation commemorates 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas, a policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir early on Saturday, police said. "Around 02:30 am, terrorists hurled a grenade and fired at a police party near main...
  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks 3 days ago

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. "The resumption of talks at foreign secretary level (between India and Pakistan) is a welcome step. We...
  • J&K: Protests held against Israel's Gaza incursion 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Protests were held in Srinagar on Friday against Israel's Gaza incursion. Police had to resort to tar gas shelling and also had to fire in the air. Kashmir has seen several protests against the killing of civilians in Gaza in the past few days. Shops in the area have...
  • Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir 3 days 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...
  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir 5 days ago

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: PDP launches online membership drive July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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...
  • Vaidik has no relation with RSS: Ram Madhav July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: RSS leader Ram Madhav, who recently joined BJP on Tuesday asserted that journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has no relation with RSS, saying a person roaming around with Congress leaders is not from the Sangh fountainhead. Vaidik saab has no relation with RSS. The person who roams around with Mani...
  • After Hafiz Saeed meeting, Ramdev aide Vaidik sparks a row on Kashmir July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ramdev aide and journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik who has been making headlines for his "interview" with Jamat ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has stoked another controversy by pitching for an independent Kashmir. In an interview to Pakistan's Dawn News, Vaidik pressed for more power to Kashmir, adding that if...
  • 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...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • World Cup fever grips Kashmir, girls shun stereotypes to play football July 13, 2014

    Srinagar: As football frenzy has gripped the entire world, its passion has reached Kashmir valley too. So much so that the fasting month of Ramzan is also not deterring girls from the valley to go out and fight for honours for their school. "My dad and me stay up late...
  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • 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...
  • India asks J&K UN Military Observer Group to vacate Delhi bungalow July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step, India on Friday asked the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to vacate its government bungalow in New Delhi. The government says the group has outlived its relevance but maintains that the move will not have any impact on the Kashmir dispute. However,...