SRINAGAR

  • World Cup: CRPF personnel cheer for India in Srinagar 2 days ago

    CRPF personnel in Srinagar show their support for Team India in the semi-final against Australia. ...
  • Parliament panel calls for White Paper on Jammu and Kashmir militancy 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox". The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry has said that it felt that though...
  • Srinagar-Jammu National Highway reopens for one-way traffic March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was on Thursday re-opened for one-way traffic, three days after landslides caused by rainfall forced its closure. "The highway has been reopened for light motor vehicles and today vehicles from Jammu will be allowed to move towards Srinagar," an official of the traffic department said. The official...
  • Kashmir rail project cost overrun at Rs 17000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway project has been delayed by over 16 years which would result in cost overrun of Rs 17,065 crore, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The project is now expected to be completed by December 2018, in place of November 2002 as the initial commissioning target for the...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked due to heavy rainfall, 2,000 truckers stranded March 16, 2015

    The snowfall and rains since last week in Kashmir forced closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway even as air traffic remained suspended. Over 2,000 truckers stranded since last three days. ...
  • Heavy rains, snowfall in Valley; Jammu-Srinagar highway closed March 16, 2015

    Srinagar: A 4-year-old girl was killed in a landslide triggered by snowfall and rains in the last 24 hours in Kashmir, which also forced closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway even as air traffic remained suspended. Huda Jan was killed when she was buried under a landslide at Sunergund in Awantipora...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway opened for one-way traffic March 10, 2015

    Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was opened on Tuesday for one-way traffic after remaining closed for two days due to landslides and snowfall along the road. "The Jammu-Srinagar highway has been opened for one-way traffic on Tuesday," a senior traffic official said. "Vehicles will move from Jammu to Srinagar but no vehicle will...
  • In pics: Heavy snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway shut March 9, 2015

    Heavy rain and snowfall continues to disrupt life in North India. Five inches of snowfall was reported in Srinagar. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is shut after a mudslide at Kheri leaving several hundred people stranded. ...
  • J&K: Cross-LoC bus service resumes after a week's hiatus February 16, 2015

    Srinagar: The cross-Line of Control bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for a week over the arrest of a truck driver from PoK following recovery of drugs from his vehicle. "The cross-LoC bus service resumed this morning from both the sides," Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Talat...
  • J&K: Clashes in Maisuma during rally by JKLF activists on Maqbool Bhat's death anniversary February 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Minor clashes broke out in Maisuma in Jammu and Kashmir after the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) tried to take out a rally in locality. The rally was being taken out to commemorate the death anniversary of the party's founder Maqbool Bhat who was executed in 1984 over the...
  • Indo-Pak bus service suspended over truck driver's arrest on drug charges February 9, 2015

    Srinagar: The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service was on Monday suspended by authorities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir over arrest of a driver from the other side of the LoC following recovery of narcotics from his vehicle. The Karvan-e-Aman (Peace Caravan) Bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad has been suspended indefinitely, official sources said....
  • J&K was never Pakistan's and will never be: India February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir was never Pakistan's and will never be, India said in a sharp reaction to observance of the so-called 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' in Pakistan. Pakistan's "self destructive" and "futile quest for territorial aggrandisement" in the state was well known, spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin...
  • Imam removed after 'Haider' role; sends legal notice to Vishal Bhardwaj January 30, 2015

    Srinagar: An Imam, who appeared in a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-set film 'Haider', has been sacked by the management committee of the mosque over a marriage scene. Ghulam Hassan Shah claimed he was tricked into performing the 'nikah' scene in the Bollywood film and has now sent a legal...
  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains January 22, 2015

    Srinagar: Belying high hopes, the Kashmir valley's plains did not get the much-awaited snowfall on Thursday although there has been some in the higher reaches. People had expectantly been waiting for the season's first snowfall, but Srinagar city and all other major towns of the valley got nothing more than a...
  • A village in J&K where electricity has not been restored since 1992 January 11, 2015

    Srinagar: At a time when the Centre is trying to project India as the next super power, Gurbal village in Jammu and Kashmir is without electricity for over two decades because of apathy of administration. A flood in Gurbal in 1992 rendered thousands homeless. While the people returned to the village...
  • In pics: Shikaras struggle to move in frozen Dal lake in Srinagar January 2, 2015

    It was the season's coldest night in the Kashmir valley on Thursday. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, down from the previous night's minus 4.8 degrees Celsius. Kargil, also in Ladakh region, too recorded the season's low of minus 16.1 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's...
  • Snapshot: Dal lake freezes as temperature dips in Srinagar December 30, 2014

    The intense cold continued across Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar saw a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius below the freezing point forcing the Dal lake in the city to freeze. Temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 3.4 and minus 7 degrees was recorded in Pahalgam in the state. Leh town...
  • J&K election: PDP demolishes NC citadel, wins 5 out of 8 seats in Srinagar district December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Making a huge inroad into the National Conference (NC) bastion Srinagar for the first time, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrested five out of eight seats in the district. Ashraf Mir of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) flashes a victory sign to the media outside a counting center in Srinagar. The most...
  • Snapshot: Migratory birds spotted at Srinagar's Dal Lake December 22, 2014

    As Srinagar freezes at minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a flock of migratory birds was spotted at Dal Lake on Monday morning. ...
  • Assembly elections: Voter turnout dips to 49 per cent in J&K, Jharkhand records 61 per cent voting December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In the fourth phase of polling on Sunday, while voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir dipped to 49 per cent as compared with the earlier three phases, Jharkhand recorded a relatively decent turnout with 61 per cent voting in the Naxal-affected constituencies. The voting in the two states...
  • Assembly elections: overall 49 per cent polling registered in J&K December 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defying separatists' boycott call and chilly weather, voters came out in good numbers on Sunday to record a 49 per cent turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections that involved 18 seats. The polling in the four districts--Srinagar, Anantnag,...
  • J&K Assembly elections: FIR registered against BJP's Shopian candidate for thrashing a voter December 14, 2014

    Srinagar: An FIR has been registered against the BJP candidate from Shopian Javed Aahmad Qadri who got into a brawl with a voter Srinagar on Sunday. Qadri allegedly thrashed the voter inside a polling station in Jammu and Kashmir. Qadri thrashed an unidentified person in presence of the polling staff...
  • Srinagar: Despite boycott calls, terror threats, voters upbeat about polls December 13, 2014

    Despite boycott calls and threat from terrorists, voters in Jammu and Kashmir are upbeat about the elections. "Everything is going on very smoothly. And I can say, what I have experienced in the last few years, the people are going to come out on their own, not by force," say...
  • J&K polls: Close contest between Omar Abdullah, PDP's Ashraf Mir in Sonawar; BJP to cash on Modi wave December 13, 2014

    Srinagar: A day ahead of the fourth phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is leading the fight for the National Conference from Sonawar, a constituency that bore the brunt of the recent floods. Omar is up against BJP candidate Darakshan Andrabi but many believe it...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah slams NC, PDP, Congress for 'lack of development' in J&K December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the ruling National Conference (NC)-Congress government in Jammu and Kashmir as well as on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that the funds being sent by the Centre were not reaching the people of the state. However,...
  • Two car-borne youth throw acid at a college girl in Srinagar December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A college girl studying law was attacked by two car borne youth with acid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. The girl's face has reportedly suffered some burn injuries, police said. The hunt to nab the culprits is on. The girl has been taken to a hospital for treatment. More information...
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu first BJP leader to address rally in downtown Srinagar December 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday became the first BJP leader to address an election rally in downtown Srinagar, a hotbed of stone-pelting in the recent past, and wooed voters in his inimitable style. Sidhu, who is campaigning for BJP candidates in Kashmir Valley, addressed a poll rally...
  • J&K polls: Invisible native Christians, least talked about and most neglected December 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar has two churches - Holy Family Catholic Church on Maulana Azad road and the Protestant's All Saints Church near Sher-E-Kashmir cricket stadium. These churches look almost invisible most part of the year and come alive during the Christmas in December. But, this time there...
  • Development only path to solve problems ailing J&K: Modi December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked his mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' again and said development is the only path to solve all the problems of Jammu and Kashmir. He also invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ideas of communal harmony, humanity and democracy to share...
  • J&K: Big day for BJP as a party PM visits state after 11 years December 8, 2014

    It is a big day for the Bharatiya Janata Party as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A Bharatiya Janata Party prime minister will visit the state after 11 years. He will give tribute to soldiers who were killed during the Friday's terror attack. ...