Jammu And Kashmir News

NC MLA seeks closure of toll plaza on J&K highway

NC MLA Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to shutdown the toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway or else he will get it closed.

Ensure that people of J&K don't go outside for treatment: CM

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said the quality of services at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) should be improved so that people are not forced to go outside for treatments while warning the doctors against private practise.

Water level of river Jhelum receding: J&K govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that the water level in river Jhelum has been constantly receding since it touched the flood level at Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh areas.

J&K CM to revamp education sector to make it research-oriented

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said the education sector in Jammu and Kashmir will be totally revamped to make it more research-oriented saying "the state has all the required ingredients to become an elite knowledge society."

IMD to install Doppler Radar in Srinagar for accurate weather forecast

The Indian Meteorological Department will instal a 'C' Band 500 km range Doppler Radar here within the next two years to provide accurate weather forecasts in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K CM prays for improvement of weather in Valley

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday joined the people of the Valley to offer special prayers for the improvement of weather conditions in the state.

Special prayers in Srinagar to avoid floods

As fresh rainfall intensified in Kashmir, the residents on Wednesday organised special prayers at many places here to invoke the mercy of the Almighty for improvement in the weather conditions to avoid floods in the Valley again.

Uproar in J&K Assembly over Kashmir floods

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday erupted in uproar over the flood situation in the Valley and the state government's response to the same.

LeT terrorists from PoK may target Poonch jail, Army camp: Sources

Intelligence sources have indicated that terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) group could carry out strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days.

Tonight crucial for J&K, says Met department as fresh rainfall lashes state
Tonight crucial for J&K, says Met department as fresh rainfall lashes state

Flood fears resurfaced in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after fresh rainfall was reported in Srinagar.

J&K bracing for fresh spell of rains; flood toll 17

Jammu and Kashmir was bracing for a fresh spell of rains as predicted by Met department, leading to nervousness among the people who were heaving a sigh of relief as flood situation was showing improvement today after causing the death of 17 people.

18-year-old girl raped by village head in Poonch

An 18-year old girl was allegedly raped by a Sarpanch in border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir floods: Centre will do whatever is required, says Ram Madhav

Terming the flood-like situation in Kashmir Valley as `unfortunate`, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre will do whatever is required to help the state in tackling the problem.

Army to conclude court martial in Nyoma case soon

The court marshal proceeding in 2012 violent clash between officers and jawans of an artillery regiment in Nyoma sector is expected to conclude soon and the fate of nearly 168 personnel including four top officers will be decided.

Congress to rush high-level team to Kashmir to extend help

Congress will rush a team of senior leaders, including MLAs, to extend help to the people and monitor situation in Kashmir valley where heavy rainfall triggered flood claiming 17 lives so far.

2014 J&K flood: 44 thousand crore relief proposal submitted for Centre's nod

Jammu and Kashmir government has said a Rs 43,959.56 crore relief and rehabilitation package for the last year's flood-hit people has been submitted to the Centre for its approval.

'Safe' house turns graveyard for Budgam family

Lala Hajam and his family left their house for a 'much safer' place as they feared their kuccha house in this village in central Kashmir Budgam district might collapse due to heavy rains but they ran out of luck as death followed them.

Srinagar-Jammu national highway reopens for one-way traffic

The 300-km long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was thrown open for vehicular traffic on Tuesday, after remaining closed for the past three days.

Top priority to open model schools in J&K: Mufti

Top priority would be accorded to opening model schools at pre-nursery and primary levels in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir to improve the quality of education, the state government Tuesday said.

1,472 political activists provided security cover in J&K: CM

Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that 1,472 political activists have been provided security cover by the state police.

Need to promote Jammu as independent tourism destination: Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir tourism will work in "mission mode" to attract tourists this season especially to Jammu region which has potential equivalent to that of Kashmir but has remained untapped, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said today.

110 middle schools upgraded to high school level in 2014-15

Over 100 middle schools have been upgraded to high school level under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in the year 2014-15, Jammu and Kashmir government said on Tuesday.

Five new medical colleges likely to come up in J&K

The Central government is planning to set up five new medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said on Tuesday.

No arms license issued to any non-state subject in Poonch: J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that no arms license has been issued to any non-state subject in Poonch by the District Magistrate except army and security force personnel.

Spectre of floods haunts Rajbagh residents in J&K

Irfan Bhat, a resident of Rajbagh area of the city, has had sleepless nights since the heavy rainfall began in Kashmir on the weekend, fearing a repeat of the September floods that devastated wide parts of the Valley including his posh locality.

PDP urges administration to be vigilant, alert in J&K

The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday urged the state administration to be extra vigilant and alert, as there is a forecast for more rainfall in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K special control room gets 30,000 calls, messages in two days

The Special Control Room, set up by the Jammu and Kashmir Police here to help people in situations arising due to rain-triggered deluge, received around 30,000 calls and messages in two days.

Opposition stages walkout from J&K Assembly over flood relief operations

The members of opposition National Conference and Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly accusing the government of "undue delay" in rescue operations in the wake of recent floods in the Valley.

J&K flood situation under control so far: Rajnath Singh

The Centre on Tuesday said the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir so far is not as grave as last year but authorities are on alert to deal with any situation.

Eight NDRF teams tasked for relief operations in Kashmir

Eight NDRF teams have been put on standby to combat the rain-triggered deluge and carry out relief and rescue works in Kashmir Valley.