Jammu And Kashmir News

Militants fire at police check post in J&K, three cops, cab driver hurt

Three policemen, including an SHO, and a taxi driver were injured on Friday night when militants opened firing on a police check post in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

BJP's popularity in Jammu dipped after govt formation: Hari Om

 Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader Prof Hari Om today suggested the party to break its alliance with the PDP as the popularity of BJP in Jammu province has dipped to the lowest levels since it become partner in the government in the state.

People stage protests against 'shortage' of doctors in J&K's Ramban

 The residents of Banihal today staged protests over "shortage" of doctors in various hospitals here and accused the state government of "adopting discriminatory policies" against them, police said.

BSF foils infiltration bid at J&K's Samba district, says forces on alert after Gurdaspur attack
BSF foils infiltration bid at J&K's Samba district, says forces on alert after Gurdaspur attack

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday foiled an infiltration attempt along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba region.

J&K Govt approves first-ever state disaster management plan

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday approved the first-ever disaster management plan in the state in an effort to reduce the vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters and natural calamities in a more effective manner.

Jammu bandh over AIIMS turns violent, police use force to disperse protesters​; Oppn targets BJP
Jammu bandh over AIIMS turns violent, police use force to disperse protesters​; Oppn targets BJP

Violent protests broke out in Jammu as a three-day shutdown called from Friday to press for setting up of AIIMS in the region disrupted normal life and opposition parties took to streets accusing ruling BJP of "betrayal".

ISIS, Pakistan, LeT flags waved near Jama Masjid in Srinagar

Flags of ISIS, Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Toiba ( LeT) were waved near the Jama Masjid in Srinagar after Friday prayers.

Jammu: Army Jawan commits suicide

An Indian Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in an army camp in Jammu, police said on Friday.

BJP, ACC activists clash as Jammu observes complete bandh

Clashes broke out between activists of AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) and the BJP today in Jammu, where a complete bandh was observed over demand of establishment of AIIMS in the region, following which police used cane charge to bring situation to normal.

Yakub Memon hanging: J&K MLA reveals he met Tiger Memon in PoK
Yakub Memon hanging: J&K MLA reveals he met Tiger Memon in PoK

On the day Yakub Memon was hanged in a Nagpur jail, a Congress MLA in Kashmir on Thursday created a stir when he claimed meeting the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Tiger Memon.

Fresh batch of 418 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

Amid tight security, a batch of 418 pilgrims on Friday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

BSF troopers fire after noticing suspicious movement on Pakistan border
BSF troopers fire after noticing suspicious movement on Pakistan border

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers guarding the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday opened fire after they noticed suspicious movements, police said.

Soldier kills self in Jammu

A soldier shot himself with his service rifle late Thursday inside a barrack in Jammu, police said.

Three-day shutdown in Jammu over AIIMS

A committee of lawyers, traders and civil society members called for a three-day shutdown in Jammu beginning on Friday, accusing the central government of going back on its promise of setting up an AIIMS here.

J&K Independent MLA detained after rally against Yakub hanging

Police today detained Independent MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, after he took out a rally here to protest the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and against the prevalence of capital punishment.

Jawan, VDC member arrested for firing in Rajouri

An Army jawan and a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member were arrested for firing shots, triggering panic and terror among the people in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Wanted LeT guerrilla arrested in Kashmir

A wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, involved in a bomb blast targeting a police vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir`s Sopore town last month, was arrested on Wednesday, the army said.

AIIMS row: ACC's hunger strike enters 9th day

 Amid protests by political parties, the chain hunger strike of the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up an of AIIMS here entered its ninth consecutive day on Wednesday.

Security forces arrest LeT militant blamed for June 20 blast

 In a significant catch, security forces today claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant who is the main accused in a bomb blast of last month when a police vehicle was targeted, killing an undertrial militant from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and a cop.

US woman alleges molestation in bus in J&K, accused arrested

 A 23-year-old US woman has alleged molestation by a co-passenger on a state bus on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway here, police said on Wednesday.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along Line of Control

Pakistan on Wednesday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir by targeting Indian positions.

Eight injured in Kashmir grenade blast

Four troopers and four civilians were injured in a grenade explosion on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

Batch of 449 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

Amid tight security arrangements, a batch of 449 pilgrims on Wednesday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

Centre proposes to amend Statistics Act to cover J&K

 Government has proposed to amend a 7-year old Act to enable the Centre to collect statistical data in Jammu and Kashmir for removing a "legislative vacuum" with regard to data collection in the state.

AIIMS Row: JKNPP, Congress hold protest in Jammu

 Accusing the BJP of betraying the people of Jammu region, the JNPP today held a protest in Jammu and burned the effigy of Deputy Chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh and the Forest minister Bali Bhagat.

Militant hideout busted in Kupwara, arms and ammunition recovered

Security forces have busted a militant hideout in the forest area in North Kashmir's Kupwara district and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, police said on Tuesday.

J&K AIIMS row: Hunger strike enters eighth day

The chain hunger strike resumed by the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up of an AIIMS here entered its eighth consecutive day on Tuesday with a fresh batch of protesters taking their turn.

J&K declares seven-day state mourning for APJ Abdul Kalam

The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared a seven-day state mourning while the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not observe its foundation day on Tuesday as a mark of respect to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away last evening.

Kashmir's famed 'pashmina' threatened by cheap imitations

One of Kashmir's oldest handicraft legends and legacy, the pashmina, is threatened by its imitations as the high-priced handmade fabric is increasingly being eased out from markets by its cheap, machine-made namesake.

Security stepped up in Kashmir after Punjab attack

Security has been beefed up in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu and Kashmir following the terror attack in neighbouring Punjab, police said on Tuesday.