Jammu And Kashmir News

Civil, police officials visit firing-affected border areas

In wake of the ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side, the divisional administration in Jammu advised residents of the border areas to remain vigilant and stay indoors during evening hours.

Militants waiting to infiltrate into Kashmir: BSF

Border Security Force on Friday said there were attempts by militants from across the border to infiltrate into Kashmir, but asserted that the force is alert and would not give any opportunity to the guerrillas to cross.

Pak shells border out posts along IB in Jammu sector

 Pakistani troops resorted to night-long firing and mortar shelling on border out posts and hamlets along the International Border in Jammu district, prompting the BSF to retaliate.

Uneasy calm again on international border in Jammu

 An uneasy calm again prevailed on the international border in Jammu district Friday as tension was palpable in Arnia and RS Pura towns because of shelling by Pakistan Rangers.

BSF foils infiltration bid along IB in Jammu

Border Security Forces (BSF) on Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by a group of about 8 militants along the international border (IB) in Jammu district.

Heavy shelling by Pakistan troops leaves 3 civilians injured in Jammu, BSF retaliates

 Three people were injured on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district following heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border, police said. The Border Security Force retaliated to the firing.

Security forces recover 1972 war ammunition in J&K's Samba

Security forces have dug out ammunition and explosives, including grenades, believed to be left out during India-Pak conflicts in 1971 from the border belt of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.

Resolution of Kashmir issue pivotal for regional peace: Pakistan

Upping its ante on Kashmir, Pakistan on Thursday said resolving the long-standing issue was "pivotal" to the regional peace and security as it called on the international community for a "sustainable and lasting solution" to the dispute.

Force Pakistan to dismantle terror setup: Panun to world community

Panun Kashmir an organization representing the displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday called upon the world community to force Pakistan to dismantle its terror infrastructure.

JPUF holds demonstrations at Raj Bhawan in Jammu

Jammu Pradesh United Front on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan, demanding the permanent settlement and rehabilitation of West Pak, PoK and Chamb refugees in the state.

Security forces recover 1972 war ammunition in Samba

Security forces have dug out ammunition and explosives, including grenades, believed to be left out during India-Pak conflicts in 1971 from the border belt of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

J&K High Court gets new Chief Justice

Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasanthakumar has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

J&K Governor urges Centre for release of funds for flood victims

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra Thursday urged the Centre for immediate release of funds under the NDRF for relief and rehabilitation of victims of last year's devastating floods in the state.

Governor for implementation of 'Make in India Campaign' in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has called for implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India Campaign' for improving ease of doing business in the state.

MoS Jitendra Singh to be deputy CM in possible BJP-PDP govt in J&K
MoS Jitendra Singh to be deputy CM in possible BJP-PDP govt in J&K

A day after reports suggested that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be heading towards forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, sources on Thursday claimed that Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh could be named as new deputy chief minister of the state.

Season's first snowfall in Kashmir's plains

The season's first snowfall in Kashmir's plains Thursday brought cheer to the faces of locals as the 40-day long harsh winter period neared its end.

Rs 30 lakh for family of armyman killed in Kashmir

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs.30 lakh for the family of Col Munindra Nath Rai who was killed in a gun battle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesvantpur-Katra train to be launched tomorrow

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch a new premium train from Yesvantpur to Katra tomorrow to cater to the growing number of pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies of heart attack

 A 44-year-old pilgrim has died of heart attack en route cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, 6 others file nominations for 4 Rajya Sabha seats in J&K

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was among seven candidates, including two each from BJP and PDP, for the four seats of Rajya Sabha going to polls next month in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K Guv seeks enhancement of flood relief fund from Centre

 Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday sought substantial enhancement in the flood relief fund from the Centre, saying the assistance given to the affected families is inadequate.

New govt in J&K soon? PDP, BJP leaders meet Governor
New govt in J&K soon? PDP, BJP leaders meet Governor

Amid intense speculation about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir later this month, the leaders of the two parties on Tuesday met the state's Governor and discussed the issue of government formation here.

Army names Sainik Institute after martyr

The Indian Army on Wednesday named a facility for soldiers and general public in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir after Naik Neeraj Kumar, who was awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously on the occasion of Republic Day.

Liyaqat Shah case: Omar Abdullah happy that action will be taken against Delhi Police personnel

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed happiness over indications that the Centre would take action against some Delhi Police officials who allegedly filed a fabricated case against Liyaqat Shah, labelling him as a terrorist.

BJP kicks off membership drive in Kashmir

BJP on Wednesday kick-started its membership drive in Kashmir with an aim to attract new members and to reach and connect every household in the Valley with the party.

Mercury dips across Valley; Leh coldest at minus 16.4 deg C

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir experienced the coldest night of this winter as the minimum temperature in the Valley and Ladakh region slipped further below the freezing point.

Colonel Rai had reached out to youth in militancy-hit Tral: Army

The Army on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Colonel MN Rai, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, recalling his efforts to reach out to youths in the militancy-hit region and said such sacrifice only strengthens its resolve to fight elements inimical to peace.

Pakistan Rangers target BSF posts on the International Border in Jammu

Pakistan Rangers overnight targeted Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the International Border in Jammu, a source said on Wednesday.

BJP, PDP likely to form govt in Jammu and Kashmir soon: Reports
BJP, PDP likely to form govt in Jammu and Kashmir soon: Reports

Political grapevine is rife with speculations about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir later this month.

NC, Congress won't fight each other in RS polls

 The National Conference will back Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha elections for four seats in Jammu and Kashmir.