Jammu And Kashmir News

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.

Jammu and Kashmir's CM Mufti to visit Delhi today

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be visiting New Delhi on Thursday to attend a meeting of the Sub Group of State Chief Ministers, constituted in the NITI Ayog, to rationalise the centrally-sponsored schemes.

Kathua DC to get highest Civil Services honour

The Deputy Commissioner of Kathua, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, has been selected for the country's highest Civil Services honour, the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

Four killed in road mishap in Udhampur

 Four persons were killed and 10 others injured when a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a nallah in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mufti's govt is maximum 'circus' minimum governance: Congress

Congress on Wednesday attacked Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government for triggering controversies after controversies during it short stint of rule saying it is maximum 'circus', minimum governance.

Mantalai to come up as International Yoga Centre: Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir government, in its move to develop Jammu region as an independent tourist destination, on Wednesday announced creation of an International Yoga Centre at the famous pilgrim spot of Mantalai in Udhampur district.

CPI(M) calls for protection of working class in J&K

Claiming that there was violation of labour laws in Jammu and Kashmir, CPI(M) on Wednesday underscored the need for strict implementation of regulations guaranteeing protection of 'unprotected' working class in the state.

Woman separatist leader booked for hoisting Pakistan's flag in J&K

Woman separatist leader Aasiya Andrabi, who had triggered a controversy by hoisting Pakistani flag here on Monday, was on Wednesday booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act with police saying further action will be taken after an investigation.

30 J&K towns covered under RAPDRP: Nirmal Singh

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said 30 towns, including Leh, were covered under the centrally-sponsored Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme (RAPDRP) which aims to strengthen the power distribution system.

30 J&K towns covered under RAPDRP: Deputy CM Nirmal Singh

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said 30 towns, including Leh, were covered under the centrally-sponsored Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme (RAPDRP) which aims to strengthen the power distribution system.

Ruckus in J&K Assembly over 'bias' remark by NC member

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday witnessed ruckus after ruling BJP and PDP members slammed National Conference member Javed Rana for accusing Speaker Kavinder Gupta of being "biased" and demanded action against him.

BJP MLA Ravinder Raina demands arrest of separatist Asiya Andrabi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ravinder Raina on Wednesday welcomed the FIR lodged against separatist Asiya Andrabi and demanded her arrest after she allegedly unfurled a Pakistan flag in Kashmir on March 23.

J&K politicians welcome arrest of Asiya Andrabi

Political parties united on Wednesday to welcome the Jammu and Kashmir Police filing an FIR against separatist leader Asiya Andrabi for unfurling the Pakistani flag, calling her actions a case of sedition.

MLA marshalled out of J&K Assembly over Afzal Guru resolution

 Independent MLA Engineer Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday stormed the well of the House to protest dropping of his resolution on Afzal Guru and was marshalled out of the Assembly.

Separatist Andrabi booked in Jammu

Asiya Andrabi, chief of women separatist outfit the 'Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith), was on Wednesday booked for unlawful activities by police here.

BSF foils infiltration bids in Samba, Kathua districts of J&K
BSF foils infiltration bids in Samba, Kathua districts of J&K

Border security force (BSF) troops on Wednesday foiled two infiltration bids by separatist guerrillas on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts of the region, police said.