Jammu And Kashmir News

Indian Army hands back boy to Pakistan who inadvertently crossed LoC

The Indian army has handed back a boy from Pakistani Kashmir who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC), a defence official said on Sunday.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K, one BSF jawan killed in Kupwara
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K, one BSF jawan killed in Kupwara

Pakistan has once again violated ceasefire in Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector, reports claimed on Sunday.

J&K police launches drive to control unruly two wheeler riders

 Jammu and Kashmir Police has cracked a whip on the traffic violations by two wheeler riders and even asked fuel stations to deny petrol to bikers not wearing crash helmets.

BJP-PDP coalition ensure transparency at all levels: Dy CM

 Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Sunday said the government has ensured transparency and a corruption-free administration at all levels.

Nine J&K candidates including 3 women crack civil services

Nine candidates, including three women, from Jammu and Kashmir have qualified the prestigious UPSC Civil Service examination, the results of which were declared yesterday.

Army fine tunes its anti-militancy and anti-infiltration grid in Kashmir

The changed face of militancy in the Kashmir Valley has led the Army to "completely review" its anti-infiltration and counter-insurgency strategies to tackle among other things the growing trend of youths, even educated ones, gravitating towards terror outfits.

Fifth batch of 2,069 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra

The fifth batch comprising of 2,069 pilgrims today left from the base camp here to the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Security forces conduct search operations along LoC in Uri, no casualty
Security forces conduct search operations along LoC in Uri, no casualty

The security forces conducted searches near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector of north Kashmir as the operation between the Army and the militants entered the third day on Sunday with no reports of fresh casualty on either side.

Over 2,200 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Another batch of over 2,200 Amarnath pilgrims left from here on Sunday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

'Kashmir rail link project to be completed by 2020'

 The rail-link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, would be completed by 2020, railway officials said here on Saturday.

Army should carry out Myanmar-type action in PoK: J&K BJP MLA

 A BJP MLA in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday demanded that the Centre adopt a "proactive policy" and allow the army to carry out a Myanmar-type operation against the terrorist training camps across the LoC.

Woman stripped naked in J&K, accused include Army jawan

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly stripped naked by a gang of five persons, including an Army jawan, in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and the video of the incident uploaded on the internet, police said on Saturday.

JKNPP accuses BJP-PDP govt of discrimination with Jammu

Holding a protest rally here, activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused the BJP-PDP coalition in the state of discriminating with the people of Jammu.

Third batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

Militants could target Amarnath Yatra, confirms Army
Militants could target Amarnath Yatra, confirms Army

The holy Amarnath Yatra is on the target of militants, a top Army officer confirmed on Saturday.

Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC

At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle.

National Conference for paradigm shift in development process

Opposition National Conference on Friday sought paradigm shift in developmental process and emphasised the need for devising separate plans for rural and urban pockets of the Jammu districts.

Police move court to block Facebook pages of young militants

Police on Friday moved a local court seeking directions for blocking the pages on 'Facebook' which carried pictures of 11 young Kashmiri militants donning army fatigues and holding firearms.

Army foils infiltration bid in Uri, militant, jawan killed

Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

PDP hails Amnesty's recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amensty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP on Friday said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

Clashes in Anantnag as Geelani's rally bid foiled

Clashed erupted in Jammu and Kashmir`s Anantnag town on Friday as police detained separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani while heading to lead a rally.

515 RPSF recruits pass out from BSF training centre in J&K

After successfully completing 26 weeks of basic training, 515 recruits of Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) passed out of the BSF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Friday.

Islamic State trying to gain foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Army
Islamic State trying to gain foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Army

Terror outfit Islamic State (IS) is trying to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a senior Army official said on Friday.

J&K Police prevents Geelani from addressing rally
J&K Police prevents Geelani from addressing rally

J&K Police Friday foiled separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's plan to address a public gathering in Anantnag district of south Kashmir by detaining him near his residence here.

Encounter in Kashmir's Uri sector

An encounter broke out between the Army and militants on Friday near the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir, with a militant believed to have been killed in the operation, an Army official said.

UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir state.

As Amarnath yatra gets underway, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists pose for Facebook
As Amarnath yatra gets underway, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists pose for Facebook

In an audacious move, 11 young Kashmiri terrorists donning army fatigues and holding firearms, posted their photographs on Facebook, forcing the security forces to sit up and take notice.

Second batch of Amarnath pilgrims leaves Jammu

Second batch of annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Friday left Jammu city for the Himalayan cave shrine in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

1995 Jammu blasts: SC holds Hizbul Mujahideen operative guilty

The Supreme Court has set aside the acquittal of a Pakistan national, a Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was involved in the serial blasts at Maulana Azad Memorial Stadium in Jammu during Republic Day function in 1995 that had claimed eight lives.

NC to challenge J&K govt's new recruitment policy 'legally'

 Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday attacked the state government over changes in the new recruitment policy in Jammu and Kashmir terming it as "cruel-joke" and said the party will consider challenging it "legally".