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Various delegations discuss issues with J&K Governor

Several delegations from across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday held meetings with state Governor NN Vohra and apprised him of the problems being faced by the people in their areas.

J&K govt formation: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn-in as CM on Sunday
J&K govt formation: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn-in as CM on Sunday

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir at 11 AM on Sunday.

Four civilians injured in explosion at encounter site in J&K

Four civilians were on Thursday injured when an explosion occurred at a site where an encounter between security personnel and militants had ended last night in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Snowfall in Gulmarg, minimum temperature drops at most places in Kashmir

 The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir received fresh snowfall and was the coldest recorded place in the state on Thursday even as minimum temperature fell at most places in the Valley.

BJP-PDP iron out last-minute hitches to seal J&K govt deal
BJP-PDP iron out last-minute hitches to seal J&K govt deal

The BJP and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seem to have reportedly settled last-minute differences that threatened to derail the deal between the two parties on forming government in Jammu and Kashmir.

PM approves over Rs 400 crore as relief to J&K flood victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of over Rs 400 crore for flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir who lost their houses in the deluge in September last year.

J&K govt formation: Modi-Mufti meeting postponed, last-minute hitches in PDP-BJP deal crop up
J&K govt formation: Modi-Mufti meeting postponed, last-minute hitches in PDP-BJP deal crop up

The postponement of an expected meeting on Wednesday between PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has triggered speculation about any last minute hitches on key issues that could form the basis for the formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Govt to book those playing fraud with J&K students: HRD Minister
Govt to book those playing fraud with J&K students: HRD Minister

The Centre is exploring various options to bring to book those who have played fraud with several hundred students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in various states under the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Army to hold defence pension court in J&K

To settle long pending pension disputes and provide on the spot settlement of pension related grievances of former defence personnel, the Army will hold a defence pension court in the state.

Two Hizbul militants killed, 4 Armymen injured in J&K encounter

Two militants of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen were killed on Wednesday and four Army personnel, including a major, injured in an encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian district.

Govt holding talks for return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley

The Centre has held a series of deliberations with Jammu and Kashmir government and representatives of Kashmiri migrants in last one year for their return and rehabilitation in the Kashmir Valley, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Fresh snowfall at Gulmarg, Pahalgam

The famous tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall, while the intermittent rains continued in other parts of the Valley for the second day Wednesday.

Two militants killed in Shopian encounter

Two unidentified militants were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

Swine flu toll rises to seven in Kashmir

With the death of one more H1N1 infected patient, the toll due to swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to seven, an official said on Wednesday.

Kashmiris join insurgency against India at highest rate in two decades

Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is increasingly dependent on homegrown, educated fighters with the highest number of local youth joining in two decades, according to Indian Army data seen on Tuesday.

NN Vohra, Tarigami, Soz express grief over Shiekh Nazir's demise

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Sheikh Nazir, the former general secretary of National Conference and uncle of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah.

J&K Police solves Rajouri district's minor boy murder case

Police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the murder case of a minor boy whose body was found in Kandi forest area in Rajouri district.

Differences between PDP, BJP over Article 370, AFSPA 'ironed out': Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Differences between PDP, BJP over Article 370, AFSPA 'ironed out': Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who is likely to be the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday said differences with BJP over contentious issues like Article 370 and AFSPA have been ironed out in the Common Minimum Programme.

J&K: Six smugglers arrested; drugs, fake currency seized

With the arrest of six alleged smugglers, police on Tuesday claimed to have busted an interstate gang involved in smuggling of narcotics and fake currency in the frontier Poonch district.

Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants

An encounter broke out on Tuesday between security forces and militants in south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

Between June 2014 and January 2015, J&K saw 685 ceasefire violations

There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday told.

J&K militants getting funds through Hawala: Govt

Various terrorist groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir are receiving funds through different Hawala channels which are routed through Gulf and other countries, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Moderate to heavy snowfall forecast in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir valley will receive moderate to heavy snowfall during the next 48 hours, the local Met office said here Tuesday.

Undertrial dies of heart attack in Jammu

A 69-year-old undertrial allegedly died of heart attack at a government hospital here, officials said on Tuesday.

Rains lash Kashmir Valley; downpour predicted for next two days

 Rains lashed Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir on Tuesday as the MET Department here predicted widespread rains or snow across the Valley with heavy falls at a few places for the coming two days.

Veteran NC leader, Omar Abdullah's uncle dies

Veteran National Conference (NC) leader and uncle of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, Sheikh Nazir passed away Tuesday in winter capital Jammu. He was 84.

BJP, PDP find middle ground, reach 'understanding' on forming govt in J&K
BJP, PDP find middle ground, reach 'understanding' on forming govt in J&K

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday announced that her party has reached an understanding with the Bharatiya Janata Party on forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Minimum temperature rise in Valley

 Amid predictions of widespread rains or snowfall in Kashmir, the minimum temperature across the division, including Ladakh region, appreciated on Monday, providing relief to the residents from the cold conditions.

J&K holds special place for government: President

Jammu and Kashmir occupies a "special place" for the central government and it includes rehabilitation of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Monday.

Mehbooba-Shah meeting on Tuesday, govt in J&K likely on March 1

A PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, is likely to be sworn-in on March one with the two parties sorting out all issues, including differences over AFSPA and Article 370.