Jammu And Kashmir News

J&K vigilance files charge-sheet against 60 people in Rs 22 cr fraud

Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation on Tuesday filed a charge-sheet against 60 people, including government officials, for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.

Spice Jet plane suffers bird hit, lands safely in Srinagar

A Spice Jet flight with over 180 people on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the international airport here Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.

Police officers warned on hobnobbing with land mafia in Jammu

Under criticism for being hand in glove with the land mafia in Jammu and Kashmir police officers were warned of strict action if any complaints against them for hobnobbing with land grabbers in the state come to the fore.

Make efforts to strengthen anti-infiltration grid: Jammu IGP

In order to foil incursion bids in the region, the police force was today asked to make all efforts to strengthen the anti-infiltration grids in their respective areas.

Weather likely to improve in Kashmir

It was a cloudy morning on Tuesday in Srinagar and the state. But despite the inclement weather, the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained open for one-way traffic on Tuesday.

J&K spent Rs 1,325 cr in violation of budgetary provisions: CAG

Jammu and Kashmir government had spent over Rs 1,325 crore during 2013-14 in violation of budgetary provisions, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

Theft of school bus from RS Pura sector along border belt creates panic

Panic gripped the RS Pura sector along the India-Pakistan international border in Jammu when an unidentified group of people stole a private school bus after beating the watchman.

There are less than a dozen political prisoners in jails: Sayeed

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday said that there were less than a dozen political prisoners in various jails in or outside the state.

Kashmiri Pandits rehabilitation only possible if homeland is craved: Panun

Panun Kashmir, an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Monday reiterated that the rehabilitation of the community was only possible if a "separate homeland" with the status of "Union Territory" was created within the valley.

Five people hurt in clashes at Army recruitment rally in J&K

Five people including a policeman were injured in clashes during an Army recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district today.

Five hurt in clashes at Army recruitment rally in J&K

Five people including a policeman and a woman were injured in clashes during an Army recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Monday.

Heavy rain lashes Kashmir Valley

Heavy rains lashed the Kashmir Valley on Monday, leading to water-logging at many places in Srinagar.

Jammu-Srinagar highway opens one way for Darbar move

One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Monday after the overnight rain and thunderstorm hit portions of the over 300-km road to facilitate Darbar move.

Unidentified people escape with school bus in Jammu and Kashmir

A group of unidentified people on Saturday night escaped with a private school bus near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

BJP misleading people of Jammu on AIIMS: Congress

Congress in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday alleged that BJP has given up its claim of setting up AIIMS in Jammu after entering into a "clandestine" deal with PDP and the party was misguiding people of the state over the issue.

Establish welfare board for Kashmiri Pandit community: APMCC

A Kashmiri Pandit organisation on Sunday demanded establishment of a development board to oversee affairs related to the displaced community, on the lines of similar boards constituted for other ethnic communities.

Congress to observe 'Black Day' on May 5 against BJP-PDP alliance

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Sunday resolved to observe May 5, when the state government offices shift to Srinagar from Jammu, as 'Black Day' against the "unholy coalition" between PDP and BJP.

Nine hurt as part of under-construction building collapses in J&K

At least nine persons were injured when a concrete slab of an under-construction building collapsed on them in Shalimar area of the city, police said.

All Kashmiris in Nepal safe: Police

All Kashmiris working in Kathmandu, the capital of earthquake-hit Nepal, are safe, a police spokesman said.

J&K Congress asks BJP to explain stand on AIIMS issue

Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit on Saturday hit out at BJP for "betraying the people of Jammu region" and asked the party to explain their stand on the reported shifting of AIIMS to Kashmir.

Ahead of Darbar Move, new traffic measures announced for city

Traffic Police on Saturday announced a slew of measures to streamline traffic in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of 'Darbar Move' under which the state restarts functioning from here on May 5.

Vehicle falls into river Chenab on J&K highway, 4 dead

Four persons were killed and six others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into Chenab river on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district on Saturday.

Six missing as taxi falls into river in Jammu

Six people were missing while six people were rescued on Saturday after their taxi fell into a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.

Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir, no untoward incident reported
Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir, no untoward incident reported

A shutdown called by separatists on Saturday affected life in the Kashmir Valley, but police said no untoward incident took place anywhere.

Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam's bail plea rejected
Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam's bail plea rejected

A local court in Budgam on Saturday rejected the bail application of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat.

'Darbar' closes in Jammu, to open in Srinagar on May 5

The civil secretariat and other offices of the Jammu and Kashmir government closed in the winter capital city on Friday and would now re-open in the summer capital city of Srinagar on May 5 as part of over a century old practice of "Darbar Move".

Day-long bandh in Jammu over AIIMS, recruitment policy

The day-long bandh in Jammu over the apparent shifting of AIIMS from here to Kashmir Valley as well as the state's new recruitment policy continued today with reports of sporadic clashes between the people and police.

NC delegation urges Governor to withdraw J&K recruit policy

The National Conference on Friday urged J&K Governor NN Vohra to prevail upon the PDP-BJP government for withdrawing the state's new recruitment policy.

Two junior ministers elevated in Jammu and Kashmir

Two junior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers - Abdul Ghani Kohli and Chering Dorjay - took oath as cabinet ministers in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led BJP-PDP government in Jammu on Friday.

Kupwara rape and murder case: Court awards death sentence to all 4 convicts

In what may bring some sense of closure to the family of school girl Tabinda Ghani who was brutally raped and murdered in 2007, a local court, Friday, sentenced all the four convicted in the case to death.