Jammu And Kashmir News

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.

SC/ST organisations holds protests against new recruitment policy in J&K

Members of various scheduled caste and scheduled tribe organisations on Tuesday held a protest here, demanding an immediate roll back of the new recruitment policy formulated by the Jammu and Kashmir government.

J&K govt's new employment policy a cruel joke: Tarigami

Terming the Jammu and Kashmir government's new employment policy as "anti-youth and irrational", CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said on Tuesday it is "unjustified and bound to create insecurity" among educated unemployed youth.

J&K spent over Rs 77 cr to recover Rs 15.96cr land revenue: CAG

The Jammu and Kashmir government spent over Rs 77 crore towards collection of land revenue in 2013-14, but the amount realised during the year was just about one-fourth at Rs 16 crore, CAG has said.

CAG pulls up J&K police for failing to finish CCTNS, CIPA programme

Jammu and Kashmir police has been pulled up by the CAG for its failure to implement Crime and Criminal Tracking Networking and Systems (CCTNS) and Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) projects, which was to be completed by 2011-12, in every police stations of the state.

Magisterial probe into the Budgam killing begins

A magisterial probe began on Tuesday into the killing of a youth last week in police firing in Budgam district that led to widespread protests in parts of Kashmir.

Flood alert sounded in Srinagar as water level in Jhelum rises

 A flood alert has been sounded in Srinagar after rains caused water levels of the River Jhelum to rise late on Monday.

Separatists don't want Kashmiri Pandits to return: J&K Deputy CM

Jammu and Kashmir's Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday said that separatists in the Valley were making provocative statements to keep Kashmiri Pandits away from the region.

Pak fuelling unrest in J&K: BJP members in Lok Sabha

Members of BJP, which shares power in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday accused Pakistan of fuelling unrest in the state through a "deep conspiracy" as they voiced concern in Lok Sabha over hoisting of a flag of that country and raising of pro-Pakistan slogans in the valley.

NC leaders stopped from visiting residence of Narbal youth

National Conference leaders were on Monday stopped from visiting the residence of the teenage boy killed in police firing in Budgam district's Narbal area, police said.

Separatists leaders share stage at rally on Budgam killing

Top separatists leaders on Monday shared stage after seven years at a rally held in Budgam district to mourn the death of a teenage boy killed in police firing.

Steps afoot for dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits: J&K Min

Calling Kashmir "incomplete" without Kashmiri Pandits, the state government on Monday said that steps were afoot for dignified return of the community to the Valley.

Man killed in scuffle in J&K over land dispute

A man died allegedly after a scuffle with his relative over a land dispute in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said here on Monday.

Youth beaten to death over argument during cricket match in Jammu

A 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by players of a rival team over dispute during a "friendly cricket match" in Jammu district's Akhnoor area, police said on Monday.

J&K Cong chief meets Rahul Gandhi

 Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Monday met party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and briefed him about the political situation in the state.

J&K Congress chief meets Rahul Gandhi

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Monday met party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and briefed him about the political situation in the state.

J&K govt fails to regularise Rs 99,409 cr expenditure in Assembly

Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to regularise an excess expenditure of Rs 99,409 crores in the state Assembly for last 34 years, according to a CAG report.

Two brothers killed in road mishap in J&K, locals stage protest

Two brothers were killed and nine other passengers injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering violent protests by locals, who set the vehicle on fire.

J&K govt formulates new 'contractual' recruitment policy

In a significant decision, the state government here has formulated a new recruitment policy to make appointment against gazetted and non-gazetted vacancies on contractual basis.

Jammu-Srinagar highway open for one-way traffic

 The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was open on Monday for one-way traffic as more than 600 stranded vehicles, carrying essential supplies to the Valley, were cleared on Sunday evening.

Heavy rains and thunderstorms forecast in Jammu and Kashmir

Following the incessant overnight rain, the weather office in Kashmir Valley on Monday issued a warning forecasting heavy rains and thunderstorms during the next 24 hours. 

Masarat Alam's arrest: Rajnath Singh congratulates J&K CM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday congratulated Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for arresting separatist leader Masarat Alam for raising pro-Pakistani slogans and unfurling Pakistan`s flag.

JKLF resolves to oppose separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in Valley

JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday ended his 30-hour fast and resolved to oppose establishing any separate township for migrant Kashmiri Panidts in the Valley.

BSF troops, militants exchange fire; infiltration bid foiled

BSF troops on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of armed militants, who tried to enter the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a BSF official said.

BJP claims to have registered eight lakh members in J&K

BJP on Sunday claimed that it has registered over eight lakh members in Jammu and Kashmir and hoped to achieve the target of 11 lakh memberships in the state.

Ceasefire violation: Pakistan Rangers indulge in heavy shelling in Jammu

Pakistan Rangers on Sunday indulged in unprovoked heavy shelling at Indian positions along the international border in Kathua district here.

J&K govt committed to provide better amenities to people: Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura

The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday said that it was committed to provide better amenities to the people of the state in order to increase their living standards.

J&K govt relaxes norms for compensation to farmers

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday eased the procedure for seeking compensation by the farmers and fruit growers for their crop-damage due to natural calamities, by making certain changes in the norms of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF).

Anti-India activities will not be tolerated in India: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that any kind of anti-India activities will not be tolerated on the country's soil.