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Avalanche warning for some areas in J&K, Himachal

A high as well as medium danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche-prone areas of Jammu-Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir: Hurriyat calls off Friday strike in view of Shivratri
Jammu and Kashmir: Hurriyat calls off Friday strike in view of Shivratri

The Hurriyat leadership in Jammu and Kashmir has called off its strike on Friday in view of the Shivratri or Herath festival celebrations in the state.

Multiple landslides occur in Ramban, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for traffic

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic on Monday as landslides occurred at several places along the road link following rains.

Ceasefire violation: Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire in Jammu
Ceasefire violation: Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire in Jammu

Firing exchanges continued well past midnight after Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire at the International Border in Ramgarh sector of Jammu region, a BSF official said on Sunday.

J&K: 26 soldiers martyred, 22 militants killed as Army steps up security in Valley
J&K: 26 soldiers martyred, 22 militants killed as Army steps up security in Valley

The army has lost 26 soldiers in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir in the first two months of 2017, while the security forces have stepped up the heat against militants, killing 22 ultras in 50 days -- the highest since 2010.

J&K police bust Hizbul Mujahideen terror module

Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit with the arrest of a militant and nine others who were "influencing" young and innocent boys in Baramulla district to join militancy.

Two J&K ministers resign from Mehbooba's cabinet

Shortly after senior PDP leader Basharat Bukhari resigned from the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet, another PDP leader Imran Ansari followed by puting in his papers on Friday.

Peoples Democratic Party leader Basharat Bukhari resigns from Jammu and Kashmir cabinet

Apparently irked over change of his portfolio, senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Basharat Bukhari on Friday resigned from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti`s cabinet.

Syed Basharat Bukhari resigns from Mehbooba Mufti's Cabinet

Syed Basharat Bukhari on Friday resigned from the Cabinet of Mehbooba Mufti soon after he was shifted from high-profile Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Ministry to Horticulture department.

Congress speaking in separatists' voice on Gen Rawat's remark: BJP

Accusing the Congress of speaking in the voice of separatists and politicising the Army for "lowly political gains", the BJP today defended Army Chief Bipin Rawat's statement on tough action against locals hampering counter-militancy operations in Kashmir.

Mehbooba Mufti inducts senior PDP leader in cabinet

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday expanded her cabinet by inducting senior PDP leader Syed Altaf Bukhari, who was dropped when she formed the government 10 months ago after the death of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Army Chief only `expressed concern` not `threatened action` on locals against supporting militants in Kashmir: BJP
Army Chief only `expressed concern` not `threatened action` on locals against supporting militants in Kashmir: BJP

A political slugfest has broken out over Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat’s statement.

Night temperatures rise across Kashmir, Ladakh

There was huge improvement in the night temperature across Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, even as some places in the Valley received rains overnight.

After Army Chief's warning to stone-pelters, J&K govt issues advisory, asks people to stay away from encounter sites
After Army Chief's warning to stone-pelters, J&K govt issues advisory, asks people to stay away from encounter sites

A day after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat issued a strong warning to stone-pelters, the Jammu and Kashmir government of Mehbooba Mufti has issued an advisory asking people to stay away from the encounter areas.

Recovery of wireless set near border sets off alarm

Recovery of a wireless set by a villager near the Indo-Pak border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir today triggered panic before it was found that the device belonged to the army.

Mehbooba Mufti to expand Council of Ministers

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will carry out tomorrow the first expansion of her nine-month-old ministry with induction of one or two PDP members.

Govt needs to politically engage with Valley youth: National Conference

Opposition National Conference today dubbed as "tragic" the Army Chief's warning of tough action against stone-pelters and said the government needs to engage politically with the "alienated" youth of the Valley.

Minimum temperatures increase across Kashmir, Ladakh

Overnight rains at many places and fresh light snowfall in Gulmarg led to an increase in the minimum temperatures across the Valley and Ladakh region, with the mercury settling above the freezing point at most places.

Kashmiris supporting terrorists will be considered anti-nationals: Army Chief Bipin Rawat
Kashmiris supporting terrorists will be considered anti-nationals: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said those Kashmiris supporting terrorists would be considered anti-national.

J&K: Wreath laying ceremony held for Handwara braveheart

The wreath laying ceremony for Rifleman Ravi Kumar was held today in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Army pays homage to soldiers killed in counter-insurgency ops

The Army today paid homage to four soldiers, including an officer, who laid down their lives during two counter-insurgency operations in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of Kashmir.

Army pays homage to soldiers killed in Kashmir gunfights

Major Satish Dahiya , 31, led the Army operation in Handwara town in which three terrorists were killed.

J&K: Restrictions in parts of Kulgam ahead of separatist march

Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of south Kashmir's Kulgam district as a precautionary measure in view of separatists' call for a march to protest the death of two civilians there on Sunday.

Overcast conditions lead to rise in min temp across Kashmir

Overcast conditions led to an increase in the minimum temperatures across Kashmir division, with the mercury settling above the freezing point at most places in the Valley, even as the Meteorological department forecast rains or snow over next few days.

Security heightened in Kashmir to prevent separatist march

At least 17 persons, including nine militants, six soldiers, and two civilians, were killed since Monday in three different gunfights in the Valley.
 

Kashmir encounters: Major among four soldiers killed; four militants also gunned down
Kashmir encounters: Major among four soldiers killed; four militants also gunned down

Four Army men, including a Major were on Tuesaday killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir.

One militant, 3 soldiers killed in encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipora district
One militant, 3 soldiers killed in encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipora district

While the forces were conducting the search operation in Bandipora district, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

Army pays tributes to two soldiers killed in Kulgam encounter

The army today paid tributes to the two jawans killed in an encounter with militants yesterday in Kulgam district

Curfew imposed in Kulgam, Sophian in Jammu & Kashmir

Curfew was today imposed in south Kashmir's Kulgam district and Shopian town after two civilians were killed yesterday

Security forces deployed across Kashmir

Violent clashes erupted on Sunday in Fraesal village of Kulgam district where eight people -- two civilians, two soldiers, four local militants -- were killed during a gunfight.