Jammu And Kashmir News

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.

Airlifting of people stranded in Ladakh begins

Airlifting of people stranded in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region, due to the landslide blockade of a river, began Sunday, the state government said.

59-day Amaranth Yatra to begin from July 2

 The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) headed by Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Sunday decided that this year's pilgrimage to the cave shrine would start from July 2 and the duration would be for 59 days.

J&K Governor Vohra urges Centre to release funds for flood-hit businessmen

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take an urgent decision on the release of relief funds to the owners of small-scale businesses who suffered huge losses due to devastating floods in the state last year.

Intense cold abates in J&K

The residents of Ladakh region experienced relief from intense cold conditions as the mercury rose by around seven degrees there, even as the MeT department said a fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

RS polls, a catalyst for govt formation in J&K?

The election to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to become a catalyst for government formation in the state as the PDP and BJP appear to have entered into an understanding on seat sharing.

Pak rangers violate ceasefire, fire on BoP along IB in Jammu
Pak rangers violate ceasefire, fire on BoP along IB in Jammu

Hours before US President Barack Obama's arrival in India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate.

PDP does not have numbers to form govt on its own: Mehbooba Mufti

Soon after her re-election as the PDP president for a tenure of three years, Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the party does not have a mandate to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own.

"Informal" government formation talks on with BJP: Mufti Sayeed

 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday confirmed that "informal talks" were on with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to work out a common minimum programme (CMP) for a stable Jammu and Kashmir government.

Army treats over 400 in Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian Army Saturday said it has given free medical care to over 400 people in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ramban district.

Saddal to be Kashmir's first 'smart village'

Saddal village in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir will be the state`s first `smart village`, union minister Jitender Singh said Saturday.

Centre asks Jammu and Kashmir to submit detailed proposal for relief package

The Union Home Secretary has informed Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra that the state government should prepare a detailed sector-wise proposal and submit it to the Centre so that the 44,000-crore flood relief and rehabilitation package could be released.

Only willing to form coalition for betterment of Jammu and Kashmir: Mufti
Only willing to form coalition for betterment of Jammu and Kashmir: Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mufti Mohammed Syed on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir`s betterment would be his only concern while indulging in negotiations for government formation in the state, adding that he will not trade the mandate given to his party by the people of the state.

PDP says talking to BJP, lists conditions for J&K govt-formation

PDP on Saturday confirmed that it is holding "track-II" dialogue with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir as it listed out a number of conditions with an assertion that there will be no "sell out" on "core" issues like time-bound revocation of AFSPA.

Track two dialogue with BJP on govt formation in progress: PDP

Putting an end to speculations on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday said "track two" dialogue with BJP is in progress.

Cold intensifies in Valley; Kargil shivers at minus 17 deg C

Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir as the minimum temperature there plummeted by nearly six degrees to minus 17 degrees Celsius even as the cold wave tightened its grip in the state.

J&K: Peoples Democratic Party likely to elect party president today

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likley to elect party president on Saturday.