Jammu And Kashmir News

BJP, PDP to announce coordination committee in J&K

Hit by differences, Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance partners BJP and PDP would soon announce a coordination committee to ensure better coordination in the government and that the government there works in consonance with the common minimum programme.

No change in Army stand on AFSPA in J&K

The Army continues to be against any move to dilute the AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir even though Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said he will proceed with phased removal of the controversial Act after consulting the force.

AFSPA applicable in J&K, its debate politically motivated: BJP

Terming the debate on revocation of AFSPA "uncalled for" and politically motivated, BJP Tuesday said nothing should be done that hampers anti-insurgency operations in the state and undermines the resolve of the security forces to maintain internal and external security.

J&K govt prepares Rs 401cr flood management plan for Jhelum

The Jammu and Kashmir government government has prepared a comprehensive plan for flood management works on river Jhelum at an estimated cost of Rs 401 crore.

86.6 percent more civilian casualties in J&K in 2014: MHA

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 percent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 percent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year.

Congress stages walkout from J&K council after Amarath land resolution rejected

Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council after its resolution demanding grant of land for building permanent infrastructure for annual Amarnath yatra was rejected.

J&K teachers protest against termination of contractual staff

Dozens of contractual teachers on Tuesday staged a protest against Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to terminate services of some employees whom it claimed were selected without following the norms.

Proposal to set up over 20,000 bunkers along border sent to Centre: J&K Govt

Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted a proposal to the Central government for setting up of over 20,000 bunkers at a cost of over Rs 1,000 crores at 448 border areas in the state.

1,309 persons detained under PSA in last 6 years: J&K govt

Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that 1,309 persons were detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) during last six years from various parts of the state.

7,549 militancy victims among 5.80 lakh getting pension in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that 7,549 militancy-hit victims among 5.80 lakh people are getting pension under various schemes in the state.

J&K contractual teachers protest against state govt

Contractual teachers on Tuesday staged a protest against the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, demanding the restoration of their jobs and a policy for their future.

Disturbed Areas Act 1997 not in force in J&K: Govt

Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) 1997 has lapsed and is not in force in the state.

Top Army commander reviews security situation in J&K

A top Army commander on Monday reviewed security situation in Samba-Kathua sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of twin terror attacks in the region.

BJP-PDP strange bedfellows who don't see eye to eye: Cong

Congress on Monday ridiculed the alliance of BJP and PDP in Jammu and Kashmir saying the two were strange bedfellows in the same bed who do not see eye to eye to each other.

Opposition hits out at Mufti govt's budget, terms it a 'damp squib'

Opposition Congress and National Conference on Monday said the maiden budget of PDP-BJP government was a "damp squib" and despite having one of the finest economist heading the finance ministry, it was just "whimper."

J&K to send ministerial teams to Delhi on relief, refugees

Jammu and Kashmir government will send ministerial teams to New Delhi to hold talks over comprehensive packages for flood relief, rehabilitation and PoK refugees in the state.

No students in 124 J&K schools: Govt

A total of 124 schools in Jammu and Kashmir have no students.

J&K Sikh body against minority status for Kashmiri Pandits

A Sikh organisation in Kashmir today opposed the recommendation of a Parliamentary Standing Committee on granting minority status to Kashmiri Pandits saying such a move will have "serious repercussions".

There should be talks with Pakistan; will gradually repeal AFSPA from J&K: Mufti
There should be talks with Pakistan; will gradually repeal AFSPA from J&K: Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Monday that Pakistan should be told not to allow cross-border elements to this side so that border remains peaceful adding that border was a great challenge and he would leave no stone unturned to ensure peace at the border with Pakistan.

Not conducive time to withdraw AFSPA: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that this was not the right time for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP MLAs shout anti-Pak slogans in J&K Assembly

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Sunday witnessed noisy scenes after members of BJP shouted anti-Pakistan slogans condemning the twin terrorist attacks in Samba and Kathua and demanded a resolution in the House declaring Pakistan a "terrorist state".

Talks about resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue mere eyewash:Yasin Malik

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said the rhetoric about resumption of talks between India and Pakistan was "merely an eyewash" aimed at fulfilling "hidden agenda".

Incentives for girl child, industries, smart cities in Kashmir budget
Incentives for girl child, industries, smart cities in Kashmir budget

The Jammu & Kashmir government on Sunday unveiled a Rs 46,473 crore budget packed with a slew of schemes for farmers, traders, women and employees while stamping out "plan and non-plan classification".

J&K industry gives mixed reaction to PDP-BJP's first budget

 The Jammu and Kashmir Budget on Sunday received mixed reaction from the industry, with one section terming the proposals to attract investment as positive moves, while others said many demands have not been addressed.

BJP shouts anti-Pak slogans in J&K Assembly

 The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Sunday witnessed noisy scenes after members of BJP shouted anti-Pakistan slogans condemning the twin terrorist attacks in Samba and Kathua and demanded a resolution in the House declaring Pakistan a "terrorist state".

Opening Ladakh's inner areas for foreign tourists taken up with MHA: J&K govt

Jammu and Kashmir government has taken up with the Centre the opening of inner line areas of Ladakh region for foreign tourists which are till now out of bounds for them as they are covered under the protected areas regime, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was informed on Sunday.

J&K Assembly passes resolution condemning Jammu terror strikes

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Sunday passed a resolution condemning the recent twin terror attacks in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu region and asked Indian government to "impress upon" Pakistan to take measures for preventing such "dastardly acts" in future.

Parliamentary panel calls for White Paper on J&K militancy

A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox".

J&K govt to examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: Mufti

 Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there.

Ruckus in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over terror attacks

Confusion and noise marred the budget session proceedings of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Sunday as the opposition demanded a resolution over the twin terror attacks in Kathua and Samba districts.