Jammu And Kashmir News

Crime on decline in Kashmir, says police survey

 Crimes in Jammu and Kashmir, including domestic violence against women, is on the decline, according to data released by state police on Wednesday.

Term 'Indianism' used by me was 'torn' out of context: HC judge

 A year after he observed that any person claiming to be a Hindu or Muslim nationalist was working against "Indianism" triggering a row, a High Court judge here has said that the term used by him was taken out of context by some persons.

JKNPP demands revocation of termination order of daily-wagers

 Urging the state government to revoke termination order of contractual, casual and daily rated employees, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Wednesday sought regularisation of workers who had completed seven years service as assured by the government.

Due procedure should be followed for passport to Geelani: Congress

 Congress on Wednesday said due procedures should be followed while deciding on the application for issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for visiting his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

Pleasant weather in Kashmir, light rain expected

It was a partly sunny morning here on Wednesday and the local Met Office has forecast light rain at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP, BJP differ over passport to Geelani

Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are in conflict again -- now over a passport for separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

PDP to approach Centre for passport to Geelani: Mehbooba Mufti

Ignoring ally BJP's objections, PDP on Wednesday said it will ask the Centre to grant passport to separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani on "humanitarian" grounds even as NC leader Omar Abdullah questioned why it was being made an issue when he has been given passport earlier also.

J&K: Two Army personnel injured in gun battle with militants

Two Army personnel were injured on Wednesday in a gun battle with militants in Heff Shirmal area of Shopian district.

Governor Vohra reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday reviewed the arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra scheduled to begin from July 2.

Kargil gave Musharraf a 'bloody nose': Rao Inderjit Singh

 Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday repudiated former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's comment that Pakistani Army had "caught India by throat" in the Kargil war, saying on the contrary the 1999 war has given him a "bloody nose".

J&K Board (JKBOSE) Class X results announced, girls bag top 3 positions

Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday declared the results of class 10 examination in which the top three positions have been bagged by girls.

Jammu lawyers boycott courts

 The Jammu Bar Association (JBA) continued its boycott of courts for a second day on Tuesday to press its demand for the establishment of an AIIMS in the region.

Geelani seeks passport to visit ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia, BJP asks him to apologise for past mistakes
Geelani seeks passport to visit ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia, BJP asks him to apologise for past mistakes

Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has reportedly applied for an Indian passport to go to Saudi Arabia and visit his ailing daughter. However, the ruling BJP has reacted strongly to his application for an Indian passport and sought an apology from the separatist leader for his anti-India activities.

75 cross LoC as part of Karvan-e-Aman in Kashmir

As many as 75 people Monday crossed the Line of Control (LoC) across the Aman Setu bridge in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla district as part of the Karvan-e-Aman (caravan of peace) between the parts of divided Kashmir, an official said.

Cabinet sub-committee to look into recruitment policy in J&K

The PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday formed a cabinet sub-committee to look into the new recruitment policy announced by the government and submit its recommendations before June 1 this year.

J&K Govt transfers 35 officials including 23 IAS officers

In an administrative reshuffle, Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday transferred over 35 officers, including Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Gazanfar Hussain, within two months of his appointment to the post.

HC expresses concern over alleged faulty J&K rail link

Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over the alleged faulty Katra-Banihal rail link to the Kashmir Valley, saying it was worried about the safety of citizens if a major Nepal-like quake happened and asked the government to take a call on it.

3 killed in Jammu road accident

 Three people were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Monday when a car plunged into a deep gorge.

Locals protest hold protest around Dal Lake

 A massive traffic jam was today witnessed around famous Dal Lake here as locals staged a sit-in to protest against alleged failure of the government to address their problems, including the issue of frequent flooding of the area by rain water.

Lawyers stay away from courts in Jammu

Lawyers throughout the city abstained from the courts on Monday to press their demand for setting up an AIIMS-like medical institute in the region.

Shiv Sena asks BJP to withdraw support from PDP

 The Shiv Sena on Sunday asked the BJP to withdraw its support from the PDP-led coalition government in the state for allegedly ignoring the interests of the people of Jammu.

J&K Health Minister imposes fine on medicos without uniform

 Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Chowdhary Lal Singh has imposed a fine of Rs 6000 on the doctors who were found without uniform and nameplates, an official spokesman said.

Fall in line to get passport: BJP to Geelani

Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Sunday said hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani should acknowledge he is Indian and "apologise" for his anti-national activities if he wants to get passport to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

'Want PM Modi to preside over Davos-type conclave at Gulmarg'

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to preside over a Davos-type conclave at Gulmarg as part of his "dream" to turn the state into a number one tourist destination in the world.

J&K govt to start art and cultural programs in public places

 Bringing local culture into the day to day lives of the people, Jammu and Kashmir government will hold art and cultural programmes in public places.

Teacher sacked for producing fake degree in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of a teacher who had obtained his job on the basis of a fake degree, an official spokesman said here.

J&K: Two students drown in Tawi river

Two students of class XI drowned in Tawi river while taking a bath, a police officer said on Sunday.

Shivani murder case: One more accused arrested

 With the arrest of one more person, police on Saturday claimed to have made a major breakthrough in the murder case of Shivani Jasral, a nursing student who was killed on March 12 this year.

BJP, PDP speak in different voices on artificial lake issue

 Different voices emerged within PDP-BJP alliance yet again as the latter rejected Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remark that the creation of an artificial lake in Jammu and Kashmir was not feasible, asserting that it was committed for the project's completion.

Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrim killed by falling stone

A pilgrim approaching the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir`s Reasi district was killed on Saturday after being struck by a falling stone, police said.