Jammu And Kashmir News

Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Haryana dies of heart attack

A pilgrim from Haryana en route to the hill shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi died on Tuesday in Reasi district of the Jammu region, police said.

Geelani condemns militant attack on telecom outlet

Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday condemned the attack on a telecom outlet in Sopore town of Kashmir in which one person was killed and two others injured, terming it as a terrorist act.

'Teen injured during Baramulla demo may be referred to AIIMS'

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said the teenager who was seriously injured during a recent demonstration in Baramulla district would be referred to AIIMS in Delhi for further treatment if the need arises.

J&K board 10th class results: Jammu girls outshine boys

Girls have outshone the boys in the class 10th results of Jammu division declared on Monday.

Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Tangdhar; 3 jawans, 1 militant killed

Three soldiers and a militant were today killed as troops foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir, army said.

BJP cannot abrogate Article 370 even with 2/3 majority: Cong

Congress on Monday charged BJP with misleading people of the country by promising abrogation of Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was not possible to repeal the Constitutional provision even if BJP gets two-third majority in Parliament.

PDP wants AFSPA revocation, says situation in J&K has improved

Ruling PDP on Monday pitched for revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying there is "tangible improvement" in the security situation and people need to feel the change on the ground.

Omar Abdullah concerned about frequent incidents of Pak flag waving
Omar Abdullah concerned about frequent incidents of Pak flag waving

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has attacked the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir expressing concern over the "regularity" with which Pakistani flag was being waved at separatist rallies and the "few nasty scraps" between the two parties which does not augur well.

Kashmiri Pandits leave for 'Kheerbhawani' festival in Valley

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits on Monday left for Kashmir Valley to attend the annual "Kheerbhawani" festival in the northern Ganderbal district.

Soldier injured in Kashmir attack

A soldier was injured on Monday when guerrillas fired at a patrol party in Kashmir, police said.

Rain spells chilly weather in Kashmir

It was a relatively chilly, cloudy morning here as the minimum temperature dropped three degrees below what is normal for this time of the season on Monday.

RSS leader calls for open debate on Article 370

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Monday called for an open debate on Article 370.

Militants kill five, target telecoms in Kashmir attacks
Militants kill five, target telecoms in Kashmir attacks

Militants killed four Indian soldiers and an employee of a mobile phone shop in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, in a spate of attacks in the disputed region.

Pakistan Rangers hand over bodies of suicide victims

The Pakistan Rangers last night handed over the bodies of a mother-son duo who had committed suicide by jumping into river Chenab in Akhnoor area of Jammu district on April 28.

J&K govt rules out revival of 'Ikhwanis' to take on militants

Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday ruled out revival of "ikhwanis" or outfit of reformed militants in the state saying it was illegal and unconstitutional.

No place for another gun culture in J&K: Congress

Congress in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday rejected Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement about eliminating "terrorists by terrorists", saying there was no place for another gun culture in the state as the situation has improved considerably.

Return to Valley birthright of Kashmiri Pandits: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Hitting out at those opposing the government's rehabilitation plan for Kashmiri Pandits, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it was the birthright of the community to settle in the Valley and reiterated the Centre's commitment to their "honorable and safe return".

PDP demands setting up of IIT and IIM in the Valley

Senior PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra on Sunday demanded setting up of institutions of higher learning like IIT and IIM in the Valley for their "equitable" and "justifiable" distribution in Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP leader sparks controversy, tells women to seek help from Hurriyat leader

A controversial video has surfaced in which a ruling PDP office bearer tells a group of women in distress to seek help from moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, saying the "people here have lost compassion".

Will work towards removing Article 370 when we've numbers in Parliament: BJP

BJP on Sunday said that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution continues to be part of the party's core ideology and it will work in that direction whenever it garners the required numbers in Parliament.

Suspected militants hurl grenade at residential house in Sopore

 Suspected militants hurled a grenade at a residential house in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, but it failed to explode, police said on Sunday.

Rain brings down temperature in Kashmir Valley

 Following the overnight rain, the minimum temperature across the Kashmir Valley dropped on Sunday.

NC asks J&K women to unite against PDP-BJP coalition

 Accusing PDP-BJP government of pursuing anti-people policies, the main Opposition National Conference on Saturday called upon the women of the state to unite and supplement the fight against the ruling coalition.

Militants can target running trains in Jammu: IGP railway

Various militant outfits would try to attack the railway infrastructure in Jammu region, a senior railway police officer said here on Saturday and emphasized upon the security agencies to keep 'extra vigil'.

J&K govt to provide free healthcare to Amarnath Yatris

The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims, state health minister Choudhary Lal Singh said on Saturday.

Congress seeks clarification from Parrikar over 'terrorist' remarks

Congress on Saturday demanded a clarification from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his 'terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists' remark and accused him of "reviving the notorious counter-terrorist outfit".

Nearly two dozen persons detained in Srinagar

 Nearly two dozen contractual employees were taken into preventive custody here after they tried to take out a rally in support of their demands, including the demand for regularisation of their services and proper pay scale.

J&K minister fines health officials for dereliction of duty

Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Chowdhary Lal Singh has imposed a fine on several officials of the health department here for dereliction of their duties, an official spokesperson said.

Security forces recover 4 mortar shells in Samba

Security forces recovered four mortar shells in the border belt of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir and safely defused them, police said on Saturday.

Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed the security situation and anti-infiltration measures in place in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.