Jammu And Kashmir News

J&K govt refutes Omar Abdullah's allegation of snooping

 A day after former chief minister Omar Abdullah accused Jammu and Kashmir government of spying on him, the government today hit back saying he was just trying to make an issue.

J&K HC appoints two commissioners to check construction around Dal Lake

Irked over the failure of lake authority - LADWA - to halt encroachments in Dal Lake, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has appointed two Vigilance Commissioners for reporting any violation of the ban imposed on construction activities around the famous water body.

Kashmiri pandits celebrate Janamashtami in Valley

Attired in their colourful best with some kids dressed up as Lord Krishna, dozens of Kashmiri pandits on Saturday took out a procession here to celebrate 'Janamashtami.'

Policeman injured by kite thread in J&K

 A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was seriously injured after his throat was accidentally slit by a kite thread here today.

Pakistan violates ceasefire twice, jawan injured

An Army jawan was injured as Pakistani troops on Saturday violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Azad, Mehbooba, Mir greet public on Janmashtami

Former Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad Azad, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti and J&K Congress Chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Saturday greeted people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

Omar's 'spying' charge: JK police says following procedures

In the wake of Omar Abdullah's allegation of "spying" on him, Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday said it is following the procedures and protocols as laid down in respect of all SSG (Special Security Group) protectees which includes the former Chief Minister.

Internet version of anti-India radio station launched

Radio Sada-e-Hurriyet-e Jammu Kashmir, an anti-India radio station started in 1991, has launched its round-the-clock internet transmission.

Army commander says 'not easy to infiltrate' along LoC

The security grid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is firmly in place and infiltration will not be easy, a top army official said on Friday.

Clashes in Srinagar after march foiled

Violent clashes erupted between stone-pelting youth and security forces after Friday prayers in old city ares of Srinagar as authorities prevented a march being taken out, police said.

Mufti government spying on me: Omar Abdullah
Mufti government spying on me: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday accused the state government of "brazenly spying" on him.

Pakistan targets Indian post in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF retaliates
Pakistan targets Indian post in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF retaliates

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked shelling at a Border Security Force (BSF) post along the international border in the Jammu district on Friday.

Syed Ali Geelani lauds Pakistan's stand on Kashmir, reveals secret letter
Syed Ali Geelani lauds Pakistan's stand on Kashmir, reveals secret letter

Two weeks after NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan derailed over the latter`s insistence on raising the Kashmir issue and meeting the separatist leadership, the Hurriyat`s hardline faction led by Syed Ali Geelani has lauded Islamabad for standing firm and calling off the talks.

ISIS not an immediate threat, says J&K Deputy CM

ISIS is not an immediate threat to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and the few people who display ISIS flags during prayers would stop doing it if media stops paying attention to them, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said here on Thursday.

ISIS not an immediate threat, says J&K Deputy Chief Minister

ISIS is not an immediate threat to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and the few people who display ISIS flags during prayers would stop doing it if media stops paying attention to them, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said here on Thursday.

Special status boosted separatists' morale: J&K Deputy CM

 Jammu and Kashmir's special status has boosted the morale of the separatists, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said here on Thursday.

J&K govt orders inquiry into implementation of National Saffron Mission

 Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered an inquiry to look into the implementation of Rs 400 crore National Saffron Mission (NSM) on the ground level in the four districts of the state.

BJP to contest all 26 seats of LAHDC

The BJP on Thursday said it will, for the first time, contest on all 26 seats in the upcoming elections for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC).

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch

After a lull of few days, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing along the Line of Control in the frontier district of Poonch, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

Three J&K residents drown in canal in Punjab

Three persons hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, including a couple, drowned in a canal on the Sri Hargobindpur Sahab bypass road in Gurdaspur area on Thursday.

Soldier, 4 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight
Soldier, 4 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

The Indian Army killed four terrorists in a fierce encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara district early Thursday.

Hurriyat's Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM
Hurriyat's Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM

A three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction met Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit here on Tuesday and handed over a confidential letter for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Farooq Abdullah applies for LPG subsidy; PDP flays him

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah is in the midst of a controversy in the wake of his recent application for LPG subsidy, which was criticised by his rivals.

Rafiabad encounter ends with one terrorist dead; an Army jawan also martyred
Rafiabad encounter ends with one terrorist dead; an Army jawan also martyred

The encounter underway between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Rafiabad has now ended.

Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam re-arrested
Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam re-arrested

Hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam was re-arrested on Tuesday soon after his release from high security Kotbalwal jail in Jammu, where he was lodged since April 17 for waving Pakistani flags and chanting anti-national slogans during a separatist rally in Srinagar.

Opposition dubs 6-month rule of PDP-BJP govt as 'disappointing'

As the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir completed its six months in office on Tuesday, the Opposition termed the tenure as a period of "disappointment" and said expectations of the people in the state remain unfulfilled.

One more arrested in Udhampur attack case

In yet another arrest in the Udhampur attack, NIA on Tuesday booked an alleged overground worker of banned Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit who had transported four terrorists from one place in Kashmir to another after they infiltrated into Valley.

PDP's Mehbooba visits shelling-hit Balakote area

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday visited the Balakote area of Poonch in J&K where five civilians were recently killed in shelling from across the border.

NIA sets up 4 camp offices in J&K, wants permanent base there

With Jammu and Kashmir being the hub of terror activities, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has set up camp offices at four places in the state and wants to establish a permanent base there for more effective monitoring of cases that take place in the region.

J&K forest officers association to forego IFS induction

 Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Officers Association today said its members are planning to forego the induction into Indian Forest Service (IFS) due to the discriminatory attitude of the government towards them.