Jammu And Kashmir News

Rs 30 lakh for family of armyman killed in Kashmir

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs.30 lakh for the family of Col Munindra Nath Rai who was killed in a gun battle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesvantpur-Katra train to be launched tomorrow

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch a new premium train from Yesvantpur to Katra tomorrow to cater to the growing number of pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies of heart attack

 A 44-year-old pilgrim has died of heart attack en route cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, 6 others file nominations for 4 Rajya Sabha seats in J&K

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was among seven candidates, including two each from BJP and PDP, for the four seats of Rajya Sabha going to polls next month in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K Guv seeks enhancement of flood relief fund from Centre

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday sought substantial enhancement in the flood relief fund from the Centre, saying the assistance given to the affected families is inadequate.

New govt in J&K soon? PDP, BJP leaders meet Governor
New govt in J&K soon? PDP, BJP leaders meet Governor

Amid intense speculation about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir later this month, the leaders of the two parties on Tuesday met the state's Governor and discussed the issue of government formation here.

Army names Sainik Institute after martyr

The Indian Army on Wednesday named a facility for soldiers and general public in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir after Naik Neeraj Kumar, who was awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously on the occasion of Republic Day.

Liyaqat Shah case: Omar Abdullah happy that action will be taken against Delhi Police personnel

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed happiness over indications that the Centre would take action against some Delhi Police officials who allegedly filed a fabricated case against Liyaqat Shah, labelling him as a terrorist.

BJP kicks off membership drive in Kashmir

BJP on Wednesday kick-started its membership drive in Kashmir with an aim to attract new members and to reach and connect every household in the Valley with the party.

Mercury dips across Valley; Leh coldest at minus 16.4 deg C

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir experienced the coldest night of this winter as the minimum temperature in the Valley and Ladakh region slipped further below the freezing point.

Colonel Rai had reached out to youth in militancy-hit Tral: Army

The Army on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Colonel MN Rai, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, recalling his efforts to reach out to youths in the militancy-hit region and said such sacrifice only strengthens its resolve to fight elements inimical to peace.

Pakistan Rangers target BSF posts on the International Border in Jammu

Pakistan Rangers overnight targeted Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the International Border in Jammu, a source said on Wednesday.

BJP, PDP likely to form govt in Jammu and Kashmir soon: Reports
BJP, PDP likely to form govt in Jammu and Kashmir soon: Reports

Political grapevine is rife with speculations about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir later this month.

NC, Congress won't fight each other in RS polls

 The National Conference will back Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha elections for four seats in Jammu and Kashmir.

Liyaqat case: Govt may take tough action against Delhi Police officers

Taking strong exception to an NIA report against Delhi Police's Special Cell, the government has indicated tough action on delinquent officers who had allegedly "framed and fabricated" terror charges against a Kashmir resident returning from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Several areas in Jammu hit by power outage

Several areas in Jammu have been reeling under power outage for past several days, with locals claiming their repeated requests to the authorities to restore electricity supply going unnoticed.

J&K Governor orders exemption of entry tax for flood-hit hotels

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday ordered the state finance department to exempt from entry tax various items that are used for reconstruction of infrastructure damaged due to last year's floods.

National Conference, Congress decide to pitch common candidate for Rajya Sabha polls

Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir took a new turn on Tuesday with National Conference and Congress deciding to pitch a common candidate -- Ghulam Nabi Azad -- to defeat what they termed as "unholy alliance" of PDP and BJP.

Transfer orders by Governor sending confusing signals: Omar Abdullah

National Conference working President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra ordering transfers in state administration and the PDP and BJP entering into a seat sharing agreement for Rajya Sabha polls were sending confusing signals.

J&K Governor orders transfers of 155 police and civil officers

In a major reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir, 155 police and civil officials have been transfered, the first such move after President's Rule was imposed in the state and Governor NN Vohra took charge.

Governor orders reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir police

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday ordered a major reshuffle in the police.

Jammu and Kashmir encounter: Colonel, who received gallantry medal on R-Day, killed
Jammu and Kashmir encounter: Colonel, who received gallantry medal on R-Day, killed

A commanding officer and a policeman were on Tuesday killed while battling a group of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Cold conditions return in Kashmir Valley; Leh coldest

 The cold conditions returned in Kashmir division as the night temperature in most places, including Leh, plunged further below the freezing point followed with clear skies and unusual sunny days.

History will judge former PM Dr Manmohan Singh kindly: Omar

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday saw praise for Manmohan Singh in US President Barack Obama's comments on poverty alleviation in India.

Kashmir experiences cold night, warmer day

Srinagar: Most parts of the Kashmir Valley experienced bright and sunny morning today though the mercury continued to hover below the freezing point during the night.

India, Pak troops exchange sweets on R-Day

Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) Monday exchanged sweets at three places in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Republic Day.

Civilian administrator presides over Kashmir's main R-Day function

Republic Day celebrations Monday passed off peacefully across Kashmir where a civilian administrator presided over the Valley's main function for the first time in nearly 20 years due to Governor's Rule in the state.

J&K Governor hopes elected government would take over soon

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Monday hoped an elected government would soon take over the reins of governance, reflecting the wishes of the people who voted in large numbers in last year's assembly election in the state.

Mobile, Internet services not disrupted in Kashmir on R-Day

 For the first time in a decade, mobile phone and mobile Internet services were not disrupted in Kashmir Valley as part of the security drill for Republic Day celebrations.

Army jawan dies of gunshot wounds in Udhampur

An Army jawan died of gunshot injuries in an Army camp in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.