Jammu And Kashmir News

J&K Independent MLA detained after rally against Yakub hanging

Police today detained Independent MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, after he took out a rally here to protest the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and against the prevalence of capital punishment.

Jawan, VDC member arrested for firing in Rajouri

An Army jawan and a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member were arrested for firing shots, triggering panic and terror among the people in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Wanted LeT guerrilla arrested in Kashmir

A wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, involved in a bomb blast targeting a police vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir`s Sopore town last month, was arrested on Wednesday, the army said.

AIIMS row: ACC's hunger strike enters 9th day

 Amid protests by political parties, the chain hunger strike of the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up an of AIIMS here entered its ninth consecutive day on Wednesday.

Security forces arrest LeT militant blamed for June 20 blast

 In a significant catch, security forces today claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant who is the main accused in a bomb blast of last month when a police vehicle was targeted, killing an undertrial militant from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and a cop.

US woman alleges molestation in bus in J&K, accused arrested

 A 23-year-old US woman has alleged molestation by a co-passenger on a state bus on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway here, police said on Wednesday.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along Line of Control

Pakistan on Wednesday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir by targeting Indian positions.

Eight injured in Kashmir grenade blast

Four troopers and four civilians were injured in a grenade explosion on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

Batch of 449 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

Amid tight security arrangements, a batch of 449 pilgrims on Wednesday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

Centre proposes to amend Statistics Act to cover J&K

 Government has proposed to amend a 7-year old Act to enable the Centre to collect statistical data in Jammu and Kashmir for removing a "legislative vacuum" with regard to data collection in the state.

AIIMS Row: JKNPP, Congress hold protest in Jammu

 Accusing the BJP of betraying the people of Jammu region, the JNPP today held a protest in Jammu and burned the effigy of Deputy Chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh and the Forest minister Bali Bhagat.

Militant hideout busted in Kupwara, arms and ammunition recovered

Security forces have busted a militant hideout in the forest area in North Kashmir's Kupwara district and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, police said on Tuesday.

J&K AIIMS row: Hunger strike enters eighth day

The chain hunger strike resumed by the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up of an AIIMS here entered its eighth consecutive day on Tuesday with a fresh batch of protesters taking their turn.

J&K declares seven-day state mourning for APJ Abdul Kalam

The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared a seven-day state mourning while the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not observe its foundation day on Tuesday as a mark of respect to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away last evening.

Kashmir's famed 'pashmina' threatened by cheap imitations

One of Kashmir's oldest handicraft legends and legacy, the pashmina, is threatened by its imitations as the high-priced handmade fabric is increasingly being eased out from markets by its cheap, machine-made namesake.

Security stepped up in Kashmir after Punjab attack

Security has been beefed up in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu and Kashmir following the terror attack in neighbouring Punjab, police said on Tuesday.

Poonch cloudburst cause damage to 19 structures

 As many as 19 structures, including 5 houses, were damaged and 11 mud houses partially damaged in the cloudburst which hit mountainous Mendhar belt of Poonch district.

Batch of 377 pilgrims left Jammu for Amarnath

Amid tight security arrangements, the smallest batch till date of 337 pilgrims left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas on Tuesday.

NC will not allow anyone to divide Jammu and Kashmir: Omar

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said his National Conference would never allow anyone to divide the state for petty political interests and would continue to safeguard the special status guaranteed under Article 370.

J&K CM expresses shock and grief over Punjab terror attack

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday expressed shock and grief over the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur, in which seven persons, including an SP, were killed while all the terrorists were gunned down after a day-long operation.

Shutdown in parts of Kashmir over youth's mysterious death

 A shutdown was on Monday observed in Lal Chowk and adjoining areas of the city as shopkeepers downed shutters protesting the 'suspicious' death of a youth, whose body was fished out from Jhelum river yesterday.

Gurdaspur terror attack: J&K Police rushes bullet proof vehicles to help Punjab in ops

The Jammu and Kashmir police today rushed bullet proof vehicles to Punjab for its use following the terror attack in Gurdaspur district.

627 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine amid tight security

 Another batch of 627 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.

J&K govt fully endorses AIIMS demand for Jammu region: PDP leader Naeem Akhtar

Amid the growing clamour for setting up of AIIMS here, senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar on Sunday ensured the protesters that the PDP-BJP government in the state fully endorse their demands.

Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar, huge quantity of arms, amunition recovered

Security forces on Sunday busted a militant hideout in Sinthan area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition.

Amarnath Yatra expected to resume from Baltal route on Monday

 The Amarnath yatra, which has been suspended from the Baltal route following the cloudburst, is expected to resume from tomorrow.

Curfew lifted in J&K's Rajouri

 With situation returning to normal in Rajouri town of Jammu and Kashmir, curfew was on Sunday lifted after remaining in force for six days following clashes over alleged burning of terror outfit IS's flag by VHP activists, which minority groups claimed bore religious scripture.

JKNPP demands resignation of Deputy CM and Forest minister

 The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Sunday demanded the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Forest minister Bali Bhagat for having "failed" to fulfill their written commitment that an AIIMS will be announced for Jammu by the Centre on or before July 20.

Protests in Maisuma locality in Srinagar

Protests broke out on Sunday in Maisuma locality of the city, forcing the law enforcing agencies to fire tear smoke shells to disperse the stone-pelting crowd, police said.

Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

A fresh batch of 707 pilgrims on Sunday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security.