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2400cr to be invested in next 5years to promote tourism in Jammu and Kashmir

The Centre along with the Jammu and Kashmir government will be investing Rs 2400 crore over the next five years to give a boost to tourism

Three Army jawans, civilian killed in terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Shopian
Three Army jawans, civilian killed in terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Shopian

Three people were killed and six others injured on Thursday when militants attacked security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

Kashmir court suspends separatist Masrat Alam's bail
Kashmir court suspends separatist Masrat Alam's bail

A court in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday suspended the bail order of hardliner separatist leader Masrat Alam.

BSF expresses resentment over cross-border tunnel

In a flag meeting with the Pakistan Rangers, Border Security Force officers on Wednesday expressed strong resentment over a recently discovered cross-border tunnel on the International Border in Jammu region.

Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens for traffic

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was reopened for traffic today, two days after landslides at some places led to closure of the road link.

BJP Kashmir unit organises counselling session for youths against stone pelting
BJP Kashmir unit organises counselling session for youths against stone pelting

The Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has, for the first time, organised a counseling session for the youths of Ganderbal district of central Kashmir, against stone pelting.

Jammu-Srinagar highway opens

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was on Wednesday reopened for one-way traffic after two days.

BSF foils infiltration bid, militant killed, huge ammo seized

The BSF foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir early today, gunning down a militant even as a huge amount of ammunition was seized.

J&K govt mandates austerity in weddings, official events; max 500 guests, ban on loudspeakers
J&K govt mandates austerity in weddings, official events; max 500 guests, ban on loudspeakers

Setting an example for the rest of the country, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday, announced slew of measures to put a cap on the overspending and use of essential commodities in social, government and private functions.

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for 2nd consecutive day

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day Tuesday stranding scores of vehicles and passengers on the over 300 km long road, an official said.

Terrorist gunned down in J&K's Rajouri, infiltration bid foiled; two militants manage to flee
Terrorist gunned down in J&K's Rajouri, infiltration bid foiled; two militants manage to flee

Border Security Force personnel foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Keri Sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and gunned down a terrorist in the wee hours of Tuesday. 

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.