Jammu And Kashmir News

Intense cold abates in J&K

The residents of Ladakh region experienced relief from intense cold conditions as the mercury rose by around seven degrees there, even as the MeT department said a fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

RS polls, a catalyst for govt formation in J&K?

The election to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to become a catalyst for government formation in the state as the PDP and BJP appear to have entered into an understanding on seat sharing.

Pak rangers violate ceasefire, fire on BoP along IB in Jammu
Pak rangers violate ceasefire, fire on BoP along IB in Jammu

Hours before US President Barack Obama's arrival in India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate.

PDP does not have numbers to form govt on its own: Mehbooba Mufti

Soon after her re-election as the PDP president for a tenure of three years, Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that the party does not have a mandate to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own.

"Informal" government formation talks on with BJP: Mufti Sayeed

 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday confirmed that "informal talks" were on with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to work out a common minimum programme (CMP) for a stable Jammu and Kashmir government.

Army treats over 400 in Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian Army Saturday said it has given free medical care to over 400 people in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ramban district.

Saddal to be Kashmir's first 'smart village'

Saddal village in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir will be the state`s first `smart village`, union minister Jitender Singh said Saturday.

Centre asks Jammu and Kashmir to submit detailed proposal for relief package

The Union Home Secretary has informed Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra that the state government should prepare a detailed sector-wise proposal and submit it to the Centre so that the 44,000-crore flood relief and rehabilitation package could be released.

Only willing to form coalition for betterment of Jammu and Kashmir: Mufti
Only willing to form coalition for betterment of Jammu and Kashmir: Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mufti Mohammed Syed on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir`s betterment would be his only concern while indulging in negotiations for government formation in the state, adding that he will not trade the mandate given to his party by the people of the state.

PDP says talking to BJP, lists conditions for J&K govt-formation

PDP on Saturday confirmed that it is holding "track-II" dialogue with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir as it listed out a number of conditions with an assertion that there will be no "sell out" on "core" issues like time-bound revocation of AFSPA.

Track two dialogue with BJP on govt formation in progress: PDP

Putting an end to speculations on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday said "track two" dialogue with BJP is in progress.

Cold intensifies in Valley; Kargil shivers at minus 17 deg C

Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir as the minimum temperature there plummeted by nearly six degrees to minus 17 degrees Celsius even as the cold wave tightened its grip in the state.

J&K: Peoples Democratic Party likely to elect party president today

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is likley to elect party president on Saturday.

Major infiltration bid foiled along Indo-Pak border

A major infiltration bid by Pakistan-based terrorists to strike ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit has been foiled by the BSF along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K Core group asks dist admin to expedite relief distribution

 The Core group, formed to help the victims of cross-border firing from Pakistan, today directed the district administration of Kathua and Samba to expedite the distribution of relief to the affected people.

Joint security group takes stock of security in Poonch, Rajouri

 To take stock of the prevailing security situation in the frontier districts of Poonch and Rajouri, a joint security group conference was held at Romeo Force Headquarters on Friday.

SVO registers case against J&K officials in Roshni scam

Several Jammu and Kashmir revenue department officers were on Friday booked for alleged fraud in transfer of land under Roshni Act by the State Vigilance Organisation.

BSF foils infiltration bid in J&K

The Border Security Force has foiled an infiltration bid along the International Border in the Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP names two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

 The PDP on Friday named two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled to be held Feb 7

Flood-hit Saddal Panjar to be first smart village in J&K: Jitendra Singh

 Union minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the first "smart village" in Jammu and Kashmir will be built on the ruins of Saddal-Panajar village which was washed away in the devastating floods of September 2014.

PDP to contest 2 Rajya Sabha seats

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said it will contest two of the four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir where polls will be held on February 7.

Cold wave intensifies in Valley, Leh coldest

The minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, went down by several degrees as cold wave returned to Valley after a slight respite, due to snowfall and rain.

Jammu-Srinagar NH reopens for one-way traffic

Jammu: Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been reopened for one-way vehicular traffic after a day long closure in view of heavy snowfall in Ramban and Patnitop stretches of the highway.

Kashmir shuts down to protest against blasphemous cartoons

A separatist-called shutdown to protest against the publication of blasphemous cartoons affected normal life in the Kashmir Valley on Friday.

India, Pakistan trade fire on international border in Jammu

Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire overnight on the international border in Samba district of Jammu after the BSF reacted to 'suspicious movements on the border'.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: DCs to upload relief-related info on official websites

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked the deputy commissioners of all districts of the Kashmir Division, which were flood-hit to upload relief- related information on their official websites by January 24.

One-way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

In view of heavy snowfall on the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, there will be one-way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway from Friday.

Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a strong and stable government: BJP

People of Jammu and Kashmir will soon get a strong and stable government as "channels for discussion are open", BJP on Thursday said amid impasse over government formation in the state.

Obama visit: APSCC asks Sikhs in Kashmir to remain vigilant

A Sikh organisation on Thursday asked people of Kashmir to remain vigilant and foil any attempts to target the minority communities in the valley ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama to India.

Snowfall across Kashmir Valley; Srinagar-Jammu highway closed

 Most parts of Kashmir Valley received snowfall, ending the dry spell, with the Srinagar- Jammu National Highway being closed for traffic due to bad weather.