Jammu And Kashmir News

Masarat Alam's arrest: Rajnath Singh congratulates J&K CM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday congratulated Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for arresting separatist leader Masarat Alam for raising pro-Pakistani slogans and unfurling Pakistan`s flag.

JKLF resolves to oppose separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in Valley

JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday ended his 30-hour fast and resolved to oppose establishing any separate township for migrant Kashmiri Panidts in the Valley.

BSF troops, militants exchange fire; infiltration bid foiled

BSF troops on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of armed militants, who tried to enter the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a BSF official said.

BJP claims to have registered eight lakh members in J&K

BJP on Sunday claimed that it has registered over eight lakh members in Jammu and Kashmir and hoped to achieve the target of 11 lakh memberships in the state.

Ceasefire violation: Pakistan Rangers indulge in heavy shelling in Jammu

Pakistan Rangers on Sunday indulged in unprovoked heavy shelling at Indian positions along the international border in Kathua district here.

J&K govt committed to provide better amenities to people: Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura

The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday said that it was committed to provide better amenities to the people of the state in order to increase their living standards.

J&K govt relaxes norms for compensation to farmers

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday eased the procedure for seeking compensation by the farmers and fruit growers for their crop-damage due to natural calamities, by making certain changes in the norms of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF).

Anti-India activities will not be tolerated in India: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that any kind of anti-India activities will not be tolerated on the country's soil.

J&K BJP skirts raking up controversies at party meet

The ruling BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday passed a resolution pledging to ensure rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley but avoided any reference to recent controversies like on separate settlements for those displaced by militancy.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed can resolve Kashmir issue if he gets a free hand: Sharad Yadav

If given a "free hand" to run his government, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will succeed in resolving the long pending Kashmir issue, Janata Dal(U) President Sharad Yadav said on Sunday.

Kashmir Valley remains tense after teenager's killing, stray incidents of violence

An uneasy calm on Sunday prevailed in Kashmir where authorities have kept several separatists including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest to foil their plans of holding protests against the killing of a teenager in Budgam district.

Militants planning to attack Kashmir Valley: Reports
Militants planning to attack Kashmir Valley: Reports

Even as protests continue to rock Kashmir, militants are planning to infiltrate from across the border and launch terror strikes in the valley, according to reports on Sunday.

Sharad Yadav meets J&K CM over lunch in Jammu

 Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, his former Janata Dal colleague who is now in alliance with BJP, over lunch here.

Pakistan always fish in troubled waters in J&K: Jitendra Singh

 Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan is always expected to fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir.

Budgam killing: Two policemen arrested

A constable and an ASI of Jammu and Kashmir Police were on Saturday arrested in connection with the death of a youth in security forces firing during protests in Budgam district this morning.

Army busts militant hideout in J&K's Reasi district

Army troops Saturday busted a militant hideout in Reasi district in Jammu and Kahsmir and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.

Geelani threatens to stage sit-in against Budgam killing

Already under house arrest, chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani Saturday threatened to stage a sit-in protest at Partap Park area here tomorrow against killing of a youth in Budgam district.

Mehbooba condemns killing of youth in Budgam

Ruling PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was not followed while dealing with the protesters.

Tension prevails in Kashmir Valley after teenager dies in firing, two cops held, probe ordered
Tension prevails in Kashmir Valley after teenager dies in firing, two cops held, probe ordered

A teenager was shot dead by security forces in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday during a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference against the recent killing of two youths in an Army operation in Tral, prompting the authorities to register a murder case and order a magisterial probe.

Hurriyat seeks NHRC probe into Budgam incident

Hurriyat's moderate faction on Saturday approached the National Human Rights Commission seeking a probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youth in Budgam

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youth in central Kashmir's Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished.

Congress activists hold protest against J&K govt, Centre

Several activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress on Saturday held a protest here against the state government and the Centre, alleging that both the Central and Mufti Sayeed governments have been supporting anti-national forces in the state.

PDP expresses grief over death of youth in Budgam

Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday expressed grief over the death of a youth in security forces firing in Budgam district and appealed to the forces to follow standard operating procedure.

Yaseen Malik, Swami Agnivesh detained in J&K

JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh were on Saturday detained when they tried to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district where a youth was killed in firing by security forces during a protest.

J&K govt capable to deal with any situation: Jitendra Singh

In the backdrop of anti-India slogans raised by separatists leaders at a rally in Srinagar, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the state government is capable to deal with any situation and urged people not to get panicky over the issue.

Won't let 2008 situation be repeated: J&K Dy CM

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday said certain elements were trying to bring back the 2008 situation in the valley, but the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-led state government would not let that happen.

Yasin Malik on hunger strike to protest against separate Kashmiri Pandit enclaves

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Saturday led a 30-hour long hunger strike in protest against the proposed separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley.

Hurriyat's Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Authorities Saturday placed several separatists, including moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest even as a strike called by hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani over killing of two youths in an army operation earlier this week evoked a partial response in some parts of Kashmir.

One killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir; Yaseen Malik detained on way to Narbal
One killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir; Yaseen Malik detained on way to Narbal

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday detained JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh when they tried to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district where a youth was killed in firing by security forces during a protest earlier today.

Lalu Yadav decries separatists pro-Pak action in J&K, slams PM

RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday assailed the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir for failing to prevent waving of Pakistani flags and raising of pro-Pakistan slogans by separatist leaders and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ability.