Jammu And Kashmir News

Geelani calls for adopting serious approach on Kashmir

 Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said India and Pakistan should move beyond their traditional dialogue process and adopt a serious approach for resolving Kashmir issue.

Kashmir floods: Sub-committee set up to review relief status

 A six member Cabinet sub-committee was today constituted by the Jammu and Kashmir government to review the relief and rehabilitation efforts mounted by the state government in the wake of devastating floods in September last year.

Mandate a historic opportunity, no digging of past, assures Mufti

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said he has been given a historic opportunity by the people to "connect and further gel" the three distinct regions of the state-- Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh-- and assured there will be "no digging of the past".

Jammu: Income tax lawyer, wife booked for forgery

 An income tax lawyer along with his wife were today booked for allegedly preparing fake and forged documents to cheat his client.

Swineflu: One more dead in Kashmir, toll reaches 8; 291 affected

 One more person died of swine flu in Kashmir Valley today taking the death toll due to the disease in the region to eight and 14 new patients have tested positive for the virus, health officials said here today.

More rain, snow forecast in Kashmir; highway still shut

 Jammu and Kashmir is likely to receive more rain and snowfall in the next 24 hours even as the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the 5th day on Friday.

Stock of arms and ammunition seized in Reasi district

 Security forces today seized a cache of arms and ammunition concealed by militants in Arnas area of Reasi district.

BJP condemns Mufti remarks over release of political prisoners

The BJP local unit on Thursday condemned the "divisive" remarks of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed and asked the leader to concentrate on implementation of Common Minimum Programme.

CMP of PDP-BJP govt 'fraud': JKNPP

The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Thursday said the common minimum programme (CMP) of the PDP-BJP coalition government was a "fraud" on the people of the state.

Article 370 cannot be touched: Mehbooba Mufti

Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, "cannot be touched" and people do not get swayed by slogans anymore, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti asserted on Thursday, days after her party's coalition partner BJP agreed to maintain status quo on the controversial issue.

Jammu traders arrange free food for stranded passengers

The Jammu chamber of commerce and industry on Thursday arranged free food for nearly 1,000 stranded passengers in winter capital Jammu.

Nawang Rizgin Jora elected CLP leader in J&K Assembly

Three-time MLA Nawang Rigzin Jora was on Thursday elected as leader of Congress Legislative Party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly at the winter capital.

Sajjad Lone dismisses reports of unhappiness over portfolios

Separatist-turned politician Sajjad Lone on Thursday said he was in Kashmir due to personal reasons, and dismissed the reports that he was miffed over being given a low-key portfolio in the PDP-BJP coalition government.

IAF rescues 220 people from snowbound Kishtwar

The Indian Air Force rescued 220 people stranded in snow-bound areas of remote Kishtwar district, a senior official said here on Thursday.

Jammu-Srinagar highway shut for fourth consecutive day

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday.

J&K National Highway closed for fourth consecutive day

The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day today following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.

Mufti govt's first budget session to begin from March 18

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday announced that the first budget session of PDP-BJP government led by Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed would commence from March 18.

J&K govt announces rehabilitation of surrendered militants

Three days after taking over the reigns of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Wednesday announced that his government will rehabilitate surrendered and released militants in the state.

'PDP-BJP to give J&K the best coalition govt'

Unfazed by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's controversial remarks, BJP ministers who assumed charge of their ministries on Wednesday expressed optimism and confidence.

Promptly restore essential services: CPI(M) to J&K govt

The CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded the J&K government to ensure immediate restoration of essential services which have been badly hit due to recent snowfall in the Valley.

Flood-hit Kashmir traders demand rehabilitation

Traders in Jammu and Kashmir shut their businesses on Wednesday to protest against alleged delay in release of rehabilitation and compensation for losses they suffered in the September 2014 floods.

Hurriyat welcomes India-Pakistan secretaries meeting

Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday termed the meeting of Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan as a "positive development", but called upon Prime Ministers of both the countries to take up Kashmir issue in a more serious way and as a matter of priority.

J&K HC stays acquittal of godman accused of raping

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed the acquittal by a trial court of 'godman' Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, accused of raping girls in his religious seminary in Budgam district of the Valley.

J&K Government will run on 'Common Minimum Programme': BJP

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Wednesday downplayed the ongoing controversy over separatist-turned-politician Sajjad Lone miff over being given an 'insignificant' ministry, saying the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will run as per the conditions and clauses in the 'Common Minimum Programme'.

Sajjad Lone unhappy with 'low-key' portfolios in J&K govt, refuses to take charge
Sajjad Lone unhappy with 'low-key' portfolios in J&K govt, refuses to take charge

The newly-appointed Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government in Jammu and Kashmir continues to court controversies after reports on Wednesday claimed that Peoples Conference leader Sajjad Lone is miffed with the 'low-key' ministries being allocated to him and has refused to take charge.

Srinagar-Jammu national highway to remain shut for traffic

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which has been blocked due to heavy snowfall and landslides, will remain shut for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

J&K government real tribute to Shyama Prasad Mookerjee: RSS

BJP may have made a climbdown on its position on Article 370 as to form an alliance government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, but the RSS has said that the new regime is a "tribute" to party ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee.

Clear air on AFSPA, West Pak refugees: NC to PDP

National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday asked ruling PDP to clear its stand on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and citizenship rights to West Pakistan refugees while alleging that alliance partners PDP and BJP had opposing views on the crucial issues.

J&K Congress protests against BJP-PDP govt

J&K Congress on Tuesday slammed BJP-PDP government for hurting the sentiments of the people for giving credit to Hurriyat, militants and people from across the borders for peaceful conduct of Assembly elections in the state.

Mufti has hurt voters: Congress

Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has hurt the voters of the state by his controversial remarks giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militant outfits for peaceful Assembly elections.