Jammu And Kashmir News

Over 2,200 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Another batch of over 2,200 Amarnath pilgrims left from here on Sunday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

'Kashmir rail link project to be completed by 2020'

 The rail-link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, would be completed by 2020, railway officials said here on Saturday.

Army should carry out Myanmar-type action in PoK: J&K BJP MLA

 A BJP MLA in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday demanded that the Centre adopt a "proactive policy" and allow the army to carry out a Myanmar-type operation against the terrorist training camps across the LoC.

Woman stripped naked in J&K, accused include Army jawan

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly stripped naked by a gang of five persons, including an Army jawan, in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and the video of the incident uploaded on the internet, police said on Saturday.

JKNPP accuses BJP-PDP govt of discrimination with Jammu

Holding a protest rally here, activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused the BJP-PDP coalition in the state of discriminating with the people of Jammu.

Third batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

Militants could target Amarnath Yatra, confirms Army
Militants could target Amarnath Yatra, confirms Army

The holy Amarnath Yatra is on the target of militants, a top Army officer confirmed on Saturday.

Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC

At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle.

National Conference for paradigm shift in development process

Opposition National Conference on Friday sought paradigm shift in developmental process and emphasised the need for devising separate plans for rural and urban pockets of the Jammu districts.

Police move court to block Facebook pages of young militants

Police on Friday moved a local court seeking directions for blocking the pages on 'Facebook' which carried pictures of 11 young Kashmiri militants donning army fatigues and holding firearms.

Army foils infiltration bid in Uri, militant, jawan killed

Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

PDP hails Amnesty's recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amensty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP on Friday said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

Clashes in Anantnag as Geelani's rally bid foiled

Clashed erupted in Jammu and Kashmir`s Anantnag town on Friday as police detained separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani while heading to lead a rally.

515 RPSF recruits pass out from BSF training centre in J&K

After successfully completing 26 weeks of basic training, 515 recruits of Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) passed out of the BSF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Friday.

Islamic State trying to gain foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Army
Islamic State trying to gain foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Army

Terror outfit Islamic State (IS) is trying to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a senior Army official said on Friday.

J&K Police prevents Geelani from addressing rally
J&K Police prevents Geelani from addressing rally

J&K Police Friday foiled separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's plan to address a public gathering in Anantnag district of south Kashmir by detaining him near his residence here.

Encounter in Kashmir's Uri sector

An encounter broke out between the Army and militants on Friday near the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir, with a militant believed to have been killed in the operation, an Army official said.

UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir state.

As Amarnath yatra gets underway, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists pose for Facebook
As Amarnath yatra gets underway, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists pose for Facebook

In an audacious move, 11 young Kashmiri terrorists donning army fatigues and holding firearms, posted their photographs on Facebook, forcing the security forces to sit up and take notice.

Second batch of Amarnath pilgrims leaves Jammu

Second batch of annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Friday left Jammu city for the Himalayan cave shrine in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

1995 Jammu blasts: SC holds Hizbul Mujahideen operative guilty

The Supreme Court has set aside the acquittal of a Pakistan national, a Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was involved in the serial blasts at Maulana Azad Memorial Stadium in Jammu during Republic Day function in 1995 that had claimed eight lives.

NC to challenge J&K govt's new recruitment policy 'legally'

 Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday attacked the state government over changes in the new recruitment policy in Jammu and Kashmir terming it as "cruel-joke" and said the party will consider challenging it "legally".

CPI(M) opposes 'trifurcation' of J&K, bats for more autonomy

CPI(M) on Thursday opposed to the "trifurcation" of Jammu and Kashmir on religious and regional lines but advocated "greater autonomy" for the state and "regional autonomy" to its all three regions.

Rajnath's statement on revocation of AFSPA "unfortunate": NC

Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday termed the statement of Union Home Minister on the revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir as "unfortunate and counter-productive", saying such remarks also exposed ruling PDP's "complete and total sell-out" to the BJP for the sole aim of coming to power in the state.

AIIMS issue: Agitators warn of revolt if promises not fulfilled

The Coordination Committee spearheading the agitation in support of setting up of an AIIMS here on Thursday warned of a "revolt" against the administration if did not take a decision on the issue by July 20.

J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh files complaint against Air India

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh has filed a complaint against Air India for the 'erratic air services' faced by the people of Ladakh.

5.1 earthquake in Kashmir Valley, no damage reported

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale on Thursday struck Kashmir Valley, but there were no reports of any damage due to the tremor.

J&K Governor Vohra visits Amarnath shrine

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Thursday visited the Amarnath shrine here.

JKNPP to hold rally against BJP-PDP govt on July 4

Attacking the BJP-PDP coalition government for its "malgovernance", Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Thursday said it will take out a protest rally on July 4 here.

Maximum possible assistance to J&K flood victims: Rajnath

Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concerned about Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured "maximum possible assistance" to the victims of the last year's devastating floods.