VALLEY

  • J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends with 213 candidates in fray on 20 seats 2 days ago

    Jammu: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their...
  • Immediately resolve Kashmir dispute or Jihad will be launched against India: Terrorist Hafiz Saeed December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: On a Black Friday, which was marked by four attacks by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Kashmir dispute needed to be resolved immediately otherwise Jihad against India will continue. Saeed's warning came on a day when he...
  • Incentives on to offer to shoot in J&K, but cinema halls shut in Kashmir Valley November 27, 2014

    Srinagar: In an effort to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, both the People's Democratic Party and National Conference have offered special incentives to filmmakers to shoot in the state even though no cinema halls are allowed to operate in Kashmir valley. Critically-acclaimed Bollywood movie 'Haider' was based on Kashmir and...
  • J&K: Chenab Valley may be the clincher, parties go all out to woo November 20, 2014

    Bhaderwah (J&K): It is famous as "mini Kashmir" for its resemblance to scenic beauty of the Valley, but mountain-locked Bhaderwah lacks development and basic tourism infrastructure which people allege is due to the "discrimination" meted out to it. As Bhaderwah in Jammu region goes to polls in first phase on November...
  • BJP goes full throttle to woo voters in Chenab Valley November 18, 2014

    Jammu: BJP is making inroads in Congress's bastion of Chenab Valley with its star campaigners, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, set to take out mega rallies in the region to boost party's poll prospects in the first phase of the polls. Chenab Valley, which comprises of Kishtwar, Doda, and Ramban districts,...
  • As winter approaches, J&K flood victims turn to government for help November 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Nearly three months after the massive floods in the valley destroyed over a lakh homes, many victims are still forced to live in tents. For people like 67-year-old Saleema, the last couple of months have been nothing short of miserable. The tent provided by government after the floods is too...
  • Infosys pulls out of new development centre project in Bengaluru November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has pulled out of the proposed software development centre project to be set up near Bengaluru citing lack of infrastructure in India's 'Silicon Valley'. It has also asked the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to refund the deposit for land it...
  • 81 terrorists killed in Kashmir Valley this year November 1, 2014

    Srinagar: As many as 81 terrorists have been killed in Kashmir Valley so far this year, with security officials saying the number is higher than that in the last two years. "A total of 81 terrorists have been killed in different operations along the Line of Control (LoC) and in the...
  • 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...
  • 'Positive attitude' is a must in life: Bachendri Pal September 17, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bachendri Pal who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to summit Mt. Everest said that positive attitude and mental toughness were a must in life. "Today with technology, things have become easy. I am excited about my expedition to Kharta Valley," said Pal. ...
  • Bachendri Pal to lead women's expedition to Kharta valley September 16, 2014

    A sevenmember Indian women's mountaineering expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet will be led by the legendary Bachendri Pal. ...
  • 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...
  • Bachendri Pal to lead women's expedition to Kharta Valley September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A sevenmember Indian women's mountaineering expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet will be led by the legendary Bachendri Pal. The trek will begin on Sunday and will continue till October 9. The contingent includes the first Indian woman to climb all the seven highest summits in seven continents Premlata...
  • 1,500 trucks stuck on way to Kashmir September 9, 2014

    Jammu: Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to Kashmir were on Tuesday stranded on the JammuSrinagar national highway as sections of the road were washed away in the flash floods, cutting off the Valley from the rest of the country. Officials said stretches of the over 300km long highway have either...
  • 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...
  • Rajnath asks Omar to identify land for rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step towards bringing back Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland, the Home Minister on Friday asked Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to identify land for their rehabilitation in the Valley. The Narendra Modi Government has committed itself to the return of some 62,000 Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved August 29, 2014

    Death Valley (US): For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed...
  • Lokayukta police conducts raids at government official's houses July 25, 2014

    The Lokayukta police conducted raids at two houses of an official of Narmada Valley Development Authority at Barwani and Gwalior, and recovered assets worth over Rs 90 lakh that were disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a tipoff, police conducted searches at the residences of agriculture development and...
  • Paleontologists find rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in MP July 14, 2014

    Paleontologists have found about six croreyearold rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in Madhya Pradesh's Narmada valley which may unravel some facts about the food habits of this extinct animal, say experts. "We have recently found fossilised feces of dinosaurs along with its bones during excavation in Umarban area near famous tourist...
  • 'Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said. He apparently died of "heatrelated issues," the local sheriff said, after the 50yearold's body was found near Zabriskie Point, a famed movierelated panorama spot. Legeno played...
  • Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh, valleys on alert July 7, 2014

    An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the second in a week's time, hit Darma valley of the district last evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said. The earthquake occurred at 8.18 PM on Sunday with...
  • 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...
  • A year after Uttarakhand tragedy, 44 skeleton remains found in Kedar valley June 18, 2014

    A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year. DIG GS Martolia who heads a Task Force constituted recently to carry out intensive combing operation in...
  • 44 skeletons found in floodravaged Kedar valley over last three months June 18, 2014

    A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year. DIG GS Martolia who heads a Task Force constituted recently to carry out intensive combing operation in...
  • Naxal commander involved in 2013 Jiram valley attack arrested June 12, 2014

    Three naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year's deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgencyhit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a special team of Bijapur district police when they arrived at a weekly market of Bacheli in...
  • 'Silicon Valley' HBO's funny and sometimes painfully real mockumentary finds fans in tech June 1, 2014

    Palo Alto: When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out. Initially, its namesake geeks and nerds who spend their days coding, developing and hacking in a red hot tech economy weren't so sure it was funny: "Most startups are a soap...
  • Narmada valley inclusive development to be a challenge for Centre: Medha Patkar May 28, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Wednesday said ensuring "inclusive development" in the Narmada valley would be a major challenge before the new government at the Centre. "The new government has to ensure the rehabilitation of thousands of families with cultivable land and alternative livelihood and guarantee compliance on various...
  • Jharkhand electricity board fails to pay dues, DVC threatens to reduce power supply May 20, 2014

    The Damodar Valley Corporation on Tuesday threatened to reduce power supply to the Jharkhand electricity board due to nonpayment of dues. In a press statement, the DVC said that it would reduce supply to the Jharkhand Urja Vikash Nigam Limited after it failed to clear dues amounting to around Rs 7,000...
  • 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...