Jammu And Kashmir News

J&K Guv approves grants to Voluntary Cultural organisation

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has approved more than Rs 50 lakh under the financial assistance grant scheme to the Voluntary Cultural and Literary Organizations in the state.

Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Srinagar

The city authorities on Wednesday imposed curfew-like restrictions here, causing inconvenience to people.

Sino-India ceremonial border personnel meet held in Ladakh

The ceremonial border personal meeting was marked by hoisting of national flags by both the delegations.

Tight security on anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging

 Authorities today tightened security as a precautionary measure in the wake of separatists' call for a strike to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on this day three years ago.

"Fossil fuel is the waste material we throw out of house": Govt teachers in J&K fail basic test
"Fossil fuel is the waste material we throw out of house": Govt teachers in J&K fail basic test

At least 17 highly qualified teachers of two government schools failed to answer even basic questions posed by the Deputy Commissioner of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir , prompting him to initiate an education audit of the schools.

Siachen avalanche: Six days later, body of one soldier found

The body of one of the 10 soldiers buried under an avalanche on the Siachen glacier on February 3 was recovered on Monday, officials said.

BJP sets deadline for PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti as J&K logjam over govt formation continues
BJP sets deadline for PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti as J&K logjam over govt formation continues

BJP has asked the PDP chief that to take its final call on government formation in J&K they have time not beyond the Parliament Session.

Minister steps in to help slain VDC member's son

17-year-old Sunak's father, who was a village defence committee (VDC) member, was gunned down by militants in 2001.

Mehbooba Mufti should form govt in J&K or break PDP-BJP alliance: Omar Abdullah
Mehbooba Mufti should form govt in J&K or break PDP-BJP alliance: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah hit out at PDP chief Menbooba Mufti saying she must break her silence over J&K government formation.

No large ISIS footprint in J&K: Army Commander

Terror outfit ISIS does not have "very large footprint" in Jammu and Kashmir but care needs to be taken to ensure it does not make inroads, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda said on Saturday and advocated an "Intelligence Operation" to prevent spreading of its ideology.

Security forces kill terrorist, who used to be a cop earlier, in J&K encounter
Security forces kill terrorist, who used to be a cop earlier, in J&K encounter

The terrorist was neutralised in Gundpora village of Pulwama by security forces after they received a tip-off on presence of ultras there.

IAF to vacate Leh airport, to develop base at alternate site

The airport in Leh will be vacated by the Air Force which will develop its base at an alternate site in the strategically-located district of J&K. 

Names of soldiers martyred in Siachen avalanche tragedy
Names of soldiers martyred in Siachen avalanche tragedy

The army on Friday released the names of its 10 soldiers who were buried in an avalanche on Siachen Glacier of Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region on Wednesday.

J&K govt formation: Mehbooba Mufti hints not averse to ending alliance with BJP
J&K govt formation: Mehbooba Mufti hints not averse to ending alliance with BJP

Mehbooba indicated today that she could end the alliance with the BJP if the Central government fails to announce “confidence-building measures”.

Gunbattle ends in Kashmir's Bandipora, three militants killed

Three rifles and one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) have been recovered from militants.

Ten Army soldiers missing in Siachen avalanche presumed dead; PM Modi 'salutes' martyrs
Ten Army soldiers missing in Siachen avalanche presumed dead; PM Modi 'salutes' martyrs

Ten soldiers were on duty at an Army post on a glacier in J&K at an altitude of 5,900 metres (19,600 feet) when it was hit by a massive avalanche.

One militant killed, encounter on in Kashmir

The encounter started this morning after security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Khushi Mohalla in the district, about 35 kms from Srinagar.

Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding 10 missing soldiers very remote, says Defence Ministry
Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding 10 missing soldiers very remote, says Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the chances of finding any survivors who went missing after an avalanche hit their post in Siachen were very remote.

Two militants hiding in J&K's Bandipora, gunbattle underway
Two militants hiding in J&K's Bandipora, gunbattle underway

A fierce encounter is currently underway between the security forces and militants in Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday.

Geelani terms Pakistan Parliamentary panel report as "unfair & unjustified"

The recommendations of the Parliamentary Panel headed by member parliament Awais Ahmad Leghari depicts an apologetic policy and it cannot be named more than this that it is an attempt to appease India, Geelani said.

Big Jaish-e-Mohammad terror module busted in J&K
Big Jaish-e-Mohammad terror module busted in J&K

In a significant victory in the fight against terror, the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Wednesday, busted a Jash-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror module operating in the state.

Mehbooba puts conditions for govt formation in J&K; BJP wants PDP to take first step
Mehbooba puts conditions for govt formation in J&K; BJP wants PDP to take first step

Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday appeared to be headed for a longer spell of political uncertainty with both allies PDP and BJP putting the onus of forming the next government on each other as their leaders met Governor N N Vohra who had stepped in to break the month-long impasse.

Being Human: Muslims perform last rites of 84-year-old Kashmiri Pandit

Muslims of a village in Kulgam district of south Kashmir performed the last rites of Janki Nath (84), a Kashmiri Pandit, who refused to leave the Valley when all others in his family fled.

Before government formation, Centre needs to do more on Jammu and Kashmir: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

After meeting the Governor, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that Centre needs to do more on Jammu and Kashmir.

Want assurances from BJP high command on alliance: Mehbooba Mufti
Want assurances from BJP high command on alliance: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP chief said she needed assurances from BJP on time-bound implementation of the agenda of alliance between the two parties before staking claim to power in J&K.

J&K: BJP leader meets Mehbooba Mufti, confident that coalition will continue

 Just before their meetings with Governor NN Vohra on government formation, BJP leader Nirmal Singh on Tuesday met PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti here and expressed confidence that the coalition will continue and an elected government will be in place "very soon".

Ahead of meeting Jammu and Kashmir Governor, BJP's core group to meet again

Ahead of the meeting with the Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to clear its stand on government formation, BJP's core group will hold an important meeting in Jammu winter capital city on Tuesday.

Agenda of PDP, BJP alliance has failed in J&K: National Conference
Agenda of PDP, BJP alliance has failed in J&K: National Conference

The National Conference on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and People's Democratic Party (PDP) of creating a constitutional crisis in Jammu and Kashmir by not forming a government and said the time has now come for fresh elections to take place in the state.

Cold conditions intensify in Kashmir

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius, down by nearly two notches from previous night's zero degrees Celsius.

J&K govt formation: Will PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti clarify her stand today?
J&K govt formation: Will PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti clarify her stand today?

With uncertainty over government formation prevailing for nearly a month, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has stepped in to end it as he asked PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and state BJP chief Sat Pal Sharma to clarify their stand by Tuesday.