Jammu And Kashmir News

Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing at international border

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on Tuesday at Border Security Force (BSF) positions on the international border in Kathua district of Jammu region.

'Snow clearance required to restore tracks leading to Amarnath yatra'

A major snow clearance operation is required to restore the twin tracks leading to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas ahead of the annual 59-day yatra scheduled to commence next month.

BSNL retail franchises down shutters in Kashmir

No pre-paid BSNL cellphone subscriber could recharge his/her phone in the valley on Monday after all the five main retail franchise outlets of BSNL in the Kashmir Valley shut down their operations.

Four militants killed by Army in J&K's Tangdhar after 16-hour gunbattle

Four militants were killed and a fifth unidentified body recovered by the Army in Tangdhar in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district during a sixteen-hour gunbattle.

CAG pulls up J&K govt over lack of response to audit reports

The Comptroller and Auditor General on Monday slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government for its lack of response to the pendency of large number of inspection reports and observations on "serious financial irregularities".

Militants attack mobile phone tower in Srinagar

 Separatist guerrillas on Monday attacked a cell phone tower here with a hand grenade, injuring one person, police said.

Militants target mobile transmission tower in Srinagar

Suspected militants on Monday targeted a mobile transmission tower with a grenade in Habbakadal locality here, causing panic.

Digvijay targets Geelani, asks 'J&K Govt to protect Constitution'

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said it is the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir Government to protect the Constitution and take concrete steps against the people who do not believe in it.

People like Geelani want to put 'speed breakers' on development in J&K: BJP

Reacting to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's recent statement on the hoisting of Pakistani flags in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said people like Geelani only want to put a 'speed breaker' on development and peace in the state.

J&K: Three killed in road mishap in Ramban

Three persons, including two women, were on Monday killed when a truck turned turtle and fell on their car on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district, police said.

Fresh ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers in Kathua district, BSF jawan injured
Fresh ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers in Kathua district, BSF jawan injured

A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was injured after fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday.

Three guerrillas killed in Kashmir

Three guerrillas were killed late Sunday in an ongoing gun battle with the Indian Army in Kashmir's Kupwara district.

People will continue waving Pak flags in Kashmir: Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Hardline Hurriyat Conference on Sunday said people will continue to wave Pakistan flags at its rallies in Kashmir, as it termed the neighbouring a "well wisher".

BJP has no agenda for governance: National Conference

 Opposition National Conference (NC) on Sunday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for remaining "silent" over inflammatory and radical statements on contentious issues by BJP leaders, and accused the saffron party of not having an agenda for governance.

350 intoxicant drugs seized in Jammu, one held

Police on Sunday arrested a drug peddler and recovered 350 intoxicant drugs, including capsules and injections, here, officer said.

BJP hasn't given up stand on repeal of Art 370: Jitendra Singh

Maintaining that BJP stood for abrogation of Article 370 in line with Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee's views, Union minister Jitendra Singh has said that contentious issues in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on the back-burner keeping in mind the "coalition dharma" with its ally PDP.

Three militants gunned down as Army foils infiltration bid
Three militants gunned down as Army foils infiltration bid

Three militants were killed on Sunday as Army foiled an infiltration bid near Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir.

Indian Army intercepts infiltrators on LoC

The Indian Army on Sunday intercepted a group of heavily-armed guerrillas in Kashmir's Kupwara district, triggering a fierce gun battle which is still raging on over the Line of Control (LoC).

Hizbul Mujahideen behind attacks on telecom employees: Jammu and Kashmir Police

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said terror outfit Hizbul Mujhahideen was behind the recent string of attacks on mobile service providers in the Valley.

National Conference cites Tripura's case, calls for revocation of AFSPA from J&K

Giving Tripura's example, National Conference on Saturday sought immediate revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir, saying continuation of the Act was not in sync with the "significant" decrease in violence in the past six years.

JKCET: 26,211 students appear for Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test

Over 26,000 students on Saturday appeared in Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test (JKCET) for admissions to medical and engineering colleges in the state even as several aspirants could not make it to the halls in time due to protests in Nishat area of the city.

We will achieve our objectives on AFSPA: CM Sayeed

Days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ruled out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday said his government would "achieve its objective" with regard to the controversial Act in the state.

At Sheikh's mausoleum, NC pitches for internal autonomy in Kashmir

The opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday vowed to fight for the restoration of "internal autonomy" in Jammu and Kashmir and demanded the "strengthening" of Article 370 of the Constitution that accords special status to the state.

Scores of students miss CET as protesters block road in Srinagar

Scores of youngsters proceeding to appear in the common entrance test (CET) for professional colleges were unable to reach their examination centres on Saturday as insensitive protesters, including elderly people and women, did not heed their pleading to let them pass through roadblocks set up along the Dal Lake here.

New train for Katra from Kalka

Catering to the growing demand of pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, railways will run a new bi-weekly train for Katra from Kalka from June 2.

Militants fire rifle grenades towards security forces camp

Militants on Friday night fired two rifle grenades towards a security forces camp in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

India terms OIC resolution on Kashmir ''completely unacceptable''

India on Friday rejected an OIC resolution commenting on Jammu and Kashmir as "completely unacceptable" and asked the association of 56 Islamic states to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of India".

Survival of PDP-BJP govt in J&K difficult: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult".

VHP demands elaborate security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

VHP on Friday demanded elaborate security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra, starting from July 2, citing recent terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley.

Ram Mandir, Article 370 important to Modi government: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that all issues, including that of the Ram Mandir and Article 370 of the Constitution, were important to the central government.