Jammu And Kashmir News

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.

J&K Guv to inspect Amarnath Yatra tracks on June 1

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra would undertake an aerial inspection of the twin tracks leading to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath on June 1, an official spokesperson said on Friday.

J&K police rescue abducted women, two kidnappers arrested

Three women who were allegedly abducted from different areas of Jammu and Kashmir have been rescued and two kidnappers arrested in Poonch district, police said on Friday.

Survival of PDP-BJP government in J&K is very difficult: Azad

The survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult" since it is not based on principles and there is no "meeting point", senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here on Friday.

Kashmiri Pandits have lost faith in Modi govt: YAIKS

 Asserting that the issue of return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley has become just a "phrase" used by political parties to befool the people, an organisation representing the community on Friday said they have lost faith in the Narendra Modi government.

Pakistani flags appear at separatist rally, Shabir Shah detained

In yet another such instance, Pakistani flags on Friday appeared at a rally organised by separatist leader Shabir Shah in south Kashmir, prompting police to take him and his two close aides into custody.

Pak flags once again raised at separatist leader's rally in Kashmir
Pak flags once again raised at separatist leader's rally in Kashmir

Pakistani flags were once again raised in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Guerrilla hideout busted in Jammu

Security forces overnight busted a guerrilla hideout in Jammu region's Reasi district and recovered arms and ammunition, an official said here on Friday.

Terrorists open fire at police personnel in J&K's Shopian, manhunt launched

A group of unidentified terrorists on Friday opened fire at police personnel deployed outside a bank in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, critically injuring one person.

Army jawan injured in landmine blast in Jammu

An Army jawan was injured in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor belt of Jammu district.

Won't tolerate pro-Pakistan activities in J-K: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said pro-Pakistan activities would be not be tolerated in Jammu and Kashmir even as he noted that the ruling PDP-BJP alliance in the state was doing well in the desired direction.

RBI chief visits Pulwama, assures support to flood-hit people

In a first, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday paid a visit to this south Kashmir town and assured people affected by last year's massive floods all help in reviving their livelihood.

Soldier steps on landmine near LoC, loses foot

An Indian soldier was critically injured in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir`s Jammu district on Thursday, police said.

Hurriyat says will oppose creation of 'Israel-type settlements' in Kashmir

Hardline Hurriyat Conference, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Thursday claimed that the Jammu and Kashmir government had earmarked land for rehabilitating migrant Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley and said it would oppose any such attempt to create "Israel-type settlements".

Devotees throng Sufi saint's Urs in Jammu

Devotees in large numbers paid obeisance at the shrine of Sufi saint Naugaza Peer at a village in Jammu district on Thursday, coinciding with the saint's annual Urs.

Mobile services disrupted in Kashmir after attacks on telecom employees

A spate of attacks against telecom employees and those who have rented out space for installation of mobile towers in their fields has thrown the communication system in north Kashmir's Baramulla into disarray.

Militant hideout busted in J&K's Reasi, arms, ammunition recovered

The security forces on Thursday busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition from the higher reaches of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

Hurriyat welcomes revocation of AFSPA from Tripura

Moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Thursday welcomed the Tripura government's decision to withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state, and said it should serve as an "eye opener" for the Jammu and Kashmir government too.

BJP's Kashmir Displaced Unit demands political empowerment of KPs

BJP's Kashmir Displaced Unit has urged the Union government to "return and rehabilitate" Kashmiri Pandit community at "one place" in the Valley and demanded "political empowerment" for them.

Kashmir guerrillas' latest target - mobile phone operations

Guerrillas in Kashmir have carried out three deadly attacks over three days against mobile phone operations after their communication equipment fitted on a mobile tower was seized -- leaving them with poor connectivity.

Amnesty urges ban on use of pellet guns by Kashmir police

International rights watchdog Amnesty International on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government must prohibit the use of pellet firing shotguns during policing of demonstrations.

Protesting govt employees baton charged in Srinagar

Hundreds of temporary state government employees held a rally for their regularisation in summer capital Srinagar on Thursday and also tried to storm the civil secretariat prompting police to use batons and water cannons to disperse them.