Jammu And Kashmir News

LIVE: PM Narendra Modi sends high level team to assess flood like situation in Kashmir
LIVE: PM Narendra Modi sends high level team to assess flood like situation in Kashmir

Months after Jammu and Kashmir was ravaged by devastating floods, several areas in the Valley are facing a flood-like situation due to the ongoing incessant rains in the state.

J&K rains: 221 families shifted to safer places in Budgam

Jammu and Kashmir government has evacuated 221 families to safer places due to heavy rains causing soil erosion and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Budgam district of the state.

North Kashmir facing flood-like situation due to incessant rains: Govt
North Kashmir facing flood-like situation due to incessant rains: Govt

 Several areas in North Kashmir are facing a flood-like situation due to the ongoing incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir, the government said here on Sunday.

Govt may decide Monday on continuing pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast

Government is likely to decide Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31.

Omar Abdullah urges Centre to start more flights between Jammu-Srinagar

National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked the Centre to operate additional flights between Jammu and Srinagar to allow people to return home in Kashmir in view of closure of the only road link between the Valley and rest of the country.

1,811 stone-pelters granted amnesty in J&K: Govt

 Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 1811 stone pelters have been granted amnesty in the state.

Mufti should dispel rumours of fresh floods in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to reassure the people about the factual position and dismiss the rumours of fresh floods in the valley.

No need to panic, govt monitoring rains: J&K Dy CM

 Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Sunday assured there was no need to panic in the wake of heavy rains in the Kashmir, as the government was on full alert.

Heavy rains in Kashmir; 44 structures damaged

 Heavy rains pounded several areas of Kashmir damaging many houses and led to closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway because of landslides with water level in Jhelum river also rising fast.

CAG raps J&K govt for poor police infrastructure, facilities

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its latest report has rapped Jammu and Kashmir government for poor infrastructure and lack of basic facilities for the police force in the state.

LeT terrorists set up terror camps near Jammu border
LeT terrorists set up terror camps near Jammu border

In an alarming situation, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists have set up terror camps barely three kilometers away from Jammu border and are preparing to launch attacks in India.

No flood threat to Kashmir Valley: Met

The Kashmir Valley faces no flood threat, authorities said on Sunday, as many residents of Srinagar began shifting to safer areas as the water level in the Jhelum rose menacingly.

BJP disrupts J&K Assembly, demands Kitchloo's arrest
BJP disrupts J&K Assembly, demands Kitchloo's arrest

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a protest inside the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today demanding the arrest of National Conference leader and former Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo.

Kishtwar violence probe: BJP, PDP attack NC in J&K Assembly

Members of ruling BJP-PDP combine on Sunday attacked opposition National Conference in the J-K Assembly demanding arrest of former Minister of State for Home in Cong-NC government Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo in connection with the 2013 Kishtwar communal violence.

J&K: 44 structures damaged in heavy landslides and rainfall

At least 44 structures including 18 residential houses were damaged due to landslides caused by heavy rainfall in Kashmir over the past 24 hours, police said on Sunday.

Rains lash parts of Kashmir; MeT predicts heavy snow next week

Intermittent rains Saturday lashed parts of Kashmir as the MeT department predicted wet weather during the next seven days with heavy rain or snow at isolated places in the Valley.

Militants attack police officer's house in J&K

Suspected militants opened fire on the house of a police officer in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Saturday.

Include separatists in Kashmir dialogue: Moderate Hurriyat

 Days after the Centre rejected any third party involvement on Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference on Friday announced a campaign to press for inclusion of the separatists in the dialogue process.

Mufti govt misled House over power projects: Congress

 Asserting that the Centre has "categorically refused" the return of NHPC power projects to Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Friday accused the Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed-led government of "misleading" the state Assembly and the people over the matter.

J&K govt has lost moral ground to remain in power: Hurriyat

 Hardline Hurriyat Conference on Friday said the Jammu and Kashmir government has lost the "moral ground" to remain in power after the Centre's "rejection" of the demand for transfer of power projects to the state and sought Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's resignation over the issue.

J&K govt to invest Rs 74 crore to modernise PDS, control pilferage

The Jammu and Kashmir government is working on a multi-pronged modernisation strategy, including an investment of Rs 74 crore and installation of GPS trackers in vehicles carrying food grains, to "ensure transparency and accountability" in the Public Distribution System (PDS) and control pilferage.

300 people died, 25 injured in J&K floods: Govt

300 people have died and 25 suffered injuries in floods that battered the state last September, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday.

Opposition creates ruckus in J&K legislature on transfer of power project

Opposition National Conference and Congress lawmakers on Friday disrupted proceedings in both houses of Jammu and Kashmir legislature, accusing the government of misleading people on the issue of transfer of power projects to the state, and created ruckus in the Assembly as Speaker directed marshaling out of some members.

Honoured to head Animal Husbandry department: Sajjad Gani Lone

 Dispelling reports that he was dissatisfied with the portfolio allotted to him, separatist- turned-mainstream politician Sajjad Gani Lone on Thursday said he was "honoured" to head the Department of Animal Husbandry.

NC seeks discussion on Article 370 in Assembly

 National Conference (NC) on Thursday raked up the issue of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and moved a resolution to hold a discussion over it.

PDP-BJP alliance unholy: Congress

 Terming the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir as "unholy", the Congress today asked the party's youth cadre to expose them and said that both the parties formed the coalition just for the sake of power.

1.26 lakh acres of land under illegal occupation in J&K

 Over 1.26 lakh acres of State land has been illegally occupied by various people in Jammu and Kashmir and only 187 acres have been retrieved, the government said today.

CPM for initiatives to make J&K's farming sector remunerative

 Seeking to make farming sectors in Jammu and Kashmir remunerative, the CPI-M on Thursday called for diversification of agriculture and horticulture on modern lines to boost rural economy and productivity in the state.

1,474 buildings and 56 bunkers vacated from Army: J&K Govt

Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that 1,474 buildings, including 179 schools and 34 hotels besides 56 bunkers, have been vacated from security forces in the state for improving the security situation.

Omar Abdullah bats for talks, says gun no solution to resolve Kashmir issue

Asserting that dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said gun is no solution to solve Kashmir issue and attempts have been made in the past but they have failed.