Jammu And Kashmir News

J&K Congress asks BJP to explain stand on AIIMS issue

Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit on Saturday hit out at BJP for "betraying the people of Jammu region" and asked the party to explain their stand on the reported shifting of AIIMS to Kashmir.

Ahead of Darbar Move, new traffic measures announced for city

Traffic Police on Saturday announced a slew of measures to streamline traffic in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of 'Darbar Move' under which the state restarts functioning from here on May 5.

Vehicle falls into river Chenab on J&K highway, 4 dead

Four persons were killed and six others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into Chenab river on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district on Saturday.

Six missing as taxi falls into river in Jammu

Six people were missing while six people were rescued on Saturday after their taxi fell into a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.

Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir, no untoward incident reported
Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir, no untoward incident reported

A shutdown called by separatists on Saturday affected life in the Kashmir Valley, but police said no untoward incident took place anywhere.

Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam's bail plea rejected
Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam's bail plea rejected

A local court in Budgam on Saturday rejected the bail application of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat.

'Darbar' closes in Jammu, to open in Srinagar on May 5

The civil secretariat and other offices of the Jammu and Kashmir government closed in the winter capital city on Friday and would now re-open in the summer capital city of Srinagar on May 5 as part of over a century old practice of "Darbar Move".

Day-long bandh in Jammu over AIIMS, recruitment policy

The day-long bandh in Jammu over the apparent shifting of AIIMS from here to Kashmir Valley as well as the state's new recruitment policy continued today with reports of sporadic clashes between the people and police.

NC delegation urges Governor to withdraw J&K recruit policy

The National Conference on Friday urged J&K Governor NN Vohra to prevail upon the PDP-BJP government for withdrawing the state's new recruitment policy.

Two junior ministers elevated in Jammu and Kashmir

Two junior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers - Abdul Ghani Kohli and Chering Dorjay - took oath as cabinet ministers in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led BJP-PDP government in Jammu on Friday.

Kupwara rape and murder case: Court awards death sentence to all 4 convicts

In what may bring some sense of closure to the family of school girl Tabinda Ghani who was brutally raped and murdered in 2007, a local court, Friday, sentenced all the four convicted in the case to death.

In 150-year-old Dogra tradition top J&K offices move to Srinagar for summer
In 150-year-old Dogra tradition top J&K offices move to Srinagar for summer

Keeping alive an over 150-year-old autocratic tradition, top offices of the Jammu and Kashmir government will shut in this winter capital on Friday to begin their six-monthly sojourn in summer capital Srinagar.

Day-long bandh in Jammu over AIIMS issue halts city

A day-long bandh in Jammu Friday hit the city's transport and business entities after various political and social groups called for a strike over the reported shifting of AIIMS from here to Kashmir Valley.

Two BJP Ministers of State elevated to Cabinet rank in Mufti govt
Two BJP Ministers of State elevated to Cabinet rank in Mufti govt

Amid criticism, two Ministers of State in Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed government were elevated to the rank of Cabinet ministers on Friday.

Militants may try to repeat Raj Bagh type attack: CRPF

CRPF on Thursday cautioned that militants might try to repeat the Raj Bagh police station type of terrorist attack in the district.

Govt should deport separatists to Pakistan: RSS

RSS on Thursday came down hard on separatists raising pro-Pakistan slogans, saying they should be deported to Pakistan.

J&K royal family moves court claiming ownership of Raj Bhawan

A local court on Thursday issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government on a petition by the state's erstwhile royal family claiming ownership of some buildings in the Raj Bhawan here and seeking their restoration to them.

J&K DGP calls for visible changes, priority-driven action

Jammu and Kashmir DGP K Rajendra Kumar on Thursday pointed out the need for bringing "visible changes" in police functioning and asked his forces to make law and order their priority.

PDP-BJP coalition govt a change for the worse: Omar Abdullah

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Thursday said that the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir has been a change for the worse.

J&K govt strengthens health care in Kishtwar, brings in 11 docs

The Jammu and Kashmir government has posted 11 medical specialists to Kishtwar in a bid to strengthen the health sector in the mountainous district of the state.

Former J&K Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan to face trial in sexual harassment case

 Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Shabir Ahmad Khan will face trial in a sexual harassment case filed against him by a woman doctor after a court here ruled that there was "sufficient material" on record to proceed against the Congress leader.

Parliament panel to visit Kashmir next month

 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources will be visiting Kashmir next month for first-hand assessment of the devastation caused by the last year's floods in the state.

Public Safety Act invoked against J&K separatist Masarat Alam, can be jailed for 2 years
Public Safety Act invoked against J&K separatist Masarat Alam, can be jailed for 2 years

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday imposed the stringent Public Safety Act on hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat, who was arrested last week on sedition charges.

Overhaul governance to make it transparent: Mufti to DCs, SPs

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday urged the civil and police administration in Jammu and Kashmir to overhaul the governance system to make it transparent and people-friendly and stressed on the importance of greater synergy between them.

Court reserves order on Masarat Alam's bail plea till Apr 25

 A Budgam court on Wednesday reserved its orders till April 25 on a bail application moved by hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat, who was arrested last week on sedition charges.

Mufti reviews security situation, infiltration measures in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today reviewed the security situation in the state with senior civil and police officials, who briefed him about the measures taken to check cross-border infiltration along Indo-Pak border.

'J&K govt's employment policy a violation of human rights'

J&K independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Wednesday held a protest against the state government's new employment policy, calling it "a grave injustice" and violation of fundamental and human rights.

Flood threat wanes in Kashmir as weather improves

The water level in the Jhelum river and its tributaries receded significantly on Wednesday as the weather improved in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said, adding the looming flood threat has decreased.

Mufti govt sets up ministerial group to oversee implementation of 'Agenda of Alliance'
Mufti govt sets up ministerial group to oversee implementation of 'Agenda of Alliance'

A five-member ministerial group has been constituted to oversee the implementation of the 'Agenda of the Alliance' of the PDP-BJP government in the state.

J&K police to deploy Mountain Rescue Teams for Amarnath Yatra

Trained to serve in high-altitude areas and natural disaster-hit regions, professional rescue teams of J&K Police will be deployed en route to Amarnath in south Kashmir's Anantnag district for the forthcoming annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine, officials said on Tuesday.