Jammu And Kashmir News

Pakistani flags raised in Kashmir, again

Pakistani flags were once again waved in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Katra to be developed on 80 sq kms under new Master Plan

Katra town, the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine in Trikuta hills, will be developed on nearly 80 sq km area as per a revised Master Plan, an official said on Friday.

Heroin worth over Rs 12 cr recovered in J&K

 Police have recovered 2.5 kg heroin worth Rs 12.5 crore in the international market and Rs 4.49 lakh cash in Khour border belt of the district.

Govt to consider Geelani's passport application after due formalities: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday clarified that the government has no objections to give a passport to separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp
Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the Siachin base camp of the Indian Army in Nubra area of Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region on Friday and interacted with and addressed the soldiers stationed there.

Previous NC govt created 'mess' in J&K: PDP

 Accusing the previous NC government of creating an administrative and fiscal "mess", ruling PDP on Thursday said Jammu and Kashmir is in a "crisis" with thousands of government employees without salaries for months and infrastructure in shambles.

Manohar Parrikar likely to visit LoC, Siachen on Friday

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here on Friday on a two-day visit to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, during which he is expected to visit the Line of Control and Siachen and meet Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Parrikar to review security situation in J&K Friday

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow to review the security situation in the state.

148 J&K panchayat members quit following threats

As many as 148 panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir resigned last year following threats from terrorists, with Budgam district topping the list with 26 Sarpanches and Panches quitting their posts.

Geelani's passport application will be processed on merit: MHA

The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on "merit" depending on completion of "formalities" by him, the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K highway closed for vehicular traffic

The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was on Thursday closed for vehicular traffic to carry out repair of the damaged stretches.

Geelani will have to follow procedures like everyone else: Jitendra Singh

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that if Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani is granted permission to go abroad, he will have to follow the procedure like every other individual.

Security arrangements in place for Amarnath Yatra

The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that all necessary security arrangements have been worked out to ensure safety of pilgrims during the 59-day annual Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to begin in July.

Centre to take decision on issuing passport to Geelani: BJP

Asserting that there was "no difference" with its ally PDP over issuance of passport to Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, BJP Thursday said a decision on the matter would be taken by the Centre keeping in view security aspects.

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist march

The authorities on Thursday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent a separatist march.

Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq put under house arrest
Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq put under house arrest

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under under house arrest on Wednesday to prevent him from attending a rally proposed for Thursday to commemorate the death anniversary of his father, who was assassinated in 1990.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq put under house arrest

Authorities Wednesday place Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from attending a rally proposed for tomorrow to commemorate the death anniversary of his father, who was assassinated in 1990.

Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's supporters wave Pak flags, slogans at rally
Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's supporters wave Pak flags, slogans at rally

Supporters of Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq reportedly raised Pakistani flags and raised pro-Pakistani slogans at a rally in the old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday.

Law abiding citizen should not be bothered: Directs J&K police chief

 Jammu and Kashmir Police chief K Rajendra Kumar on Wednesday reviewed security situation in the Valley and stressed for better relations between public and law enforcing agencies.

Crime on decline in Kashmir, says police survey

 Crimes in Jammu and Kashmir, including domestic violence against women, is on the decline, according to data released by state police on Wednesday.

Term 'Indianism' used by me was 'torn' out of context: HC judge

 A year after he observed that any person claiming to be a Hindu or Muslim nationalist was working against "Indianism" triggering a row, a High Court judge here has said that the term used by him was taken out of context by some persons.

JKNPP demands revocation of termination order of daily-wagers

 Urging the state government to revoke termination order of contractual, casual and daily rated employees, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Wednesday sought regularisation of workers who had completed seven years service as assured by the government.

Due procedure should be followed for passport to Geelani: Congress

 Congress on Wednesday said due procedures should be followed while deciding on the application for issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for visiting his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

Pleasant weather in Kashmir, light rain expected

It was a partly sunny morning here on Wednesday and the local Met Office has forecast light rain at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP, BJP differ over passport to Geelani

Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are in conflict again -- now over a passport for separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

PDP to approach Centre for passport to Geelani: Mehbooba Mufti

Ignoring ally BJP's objections, PDP on Wednesday said it will ask the Centre to grant passport to separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani on "humanitarian" grounds even as NC leader Omar Abdullah questioned why it was being made an issue when he has been given passport earlier also.

J&K: Two Army personnel injured in gun battle with militants

Two Army personnel were injured on Wednesday in a gun battle with militants in Heff Shirmal area of Shopian district.

Governor Vohra reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday reviewed the arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra scheduled to begin from July 2.

Kargil gave Musharraf a 'bloody nose': Rao Inderjit Singh

 Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday repudiated former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's comment that Pakistani Army had "caught India by throat" in the Kargil war, saying on the contrary the 1999 war has given him a "bloody nose".

J&K Board (JKBOSE) Class X results announced, girls bag top 3 positions

Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday declared the results of class 10 examination in which the top three positions have been bagged by girls.