Jammu And Kashmir News

Jammu-Srinagar highway opens one way for Darbar move

One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Monday after the overnight rain and thunderstorm hit portions of the over 300-km road to facilitate Darbar move.

Unidentified people escape with school bus in Jammu and Kashmir

A group of unidentified people on Saturday night escaped with a private school bus near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

BJP misleading people of Jammu on AIIMS: Congress

Congress in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday alleged that BJP has given up its claim of setting up AIIMS in Jammu after entering into a "clandestine" deal with PDP and the party was misguiding people of the state over the issue.

Establish welfare board for Kashmiri Pandit community: APMCC

A Kashmiri Pandit organisation on Sunday demanded establishment of a development board to oversee affairs related to the displaced community, on the lines of similar boards constituted for other ethnic communities.

Congress to observe 'Black Day' on May 5 against BJP-PDP alliance

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Sunday resolved to observe May 5, when the state government offices shift to Srinagar from Jammu, as 'Black Day' against the "unholy coalition" between PDP and BJP.

Nine hurt as part of under-construction building collapses in J&K

At least nine persons were injured when a concrete slab of an under-construction building collapsed on them in Shalimar area of the city, police said.

All Kashmiris in Nepal safe: Police

All Kashmiris working in Kathmandu, the capital of earthquake-hit Nepal, are safe, a police spokesman said.

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.