Jammu And Kashmir News

Army jawan injured in Pakistan firing along LOC

Pakistani troops on Tuesday violated the ceasefire again by firing on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, leaving a jawan injured.

Two youths held along Indo-Pak border in Poonch, Jammu

Two youths, who were found roaming under suspicious circumstances in Poonch and Jammu districts in separate incidents, were held by security forces.

Seventh batch of 2,614 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

The seventh batch comprising 2,614 pilgrims on Tuesday left from Bhagwati Nagarbase camp here to the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas, a police official said.

Over 20,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine

Over 20,000 pilgrims on Monday paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas even as the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) released 8,400 slots to accommodate unregistered yatris as part of efforts to ensure peaceful yatra.

Pakistan desperate to disrupt Amarnath Yatra in J&K: J&K Deputy CM

 Asserting that the recent incidents of ceasefire violations were aimed at facilitating infiltration from across the border, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on day said that Pakistan was desperately trying to disrupt the annual Amarnath Yatra in the state.

J&K CM congratulates candidates who cracked civil services

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed congratulated the candidates from the state who qualified the UPSC civil services examinations, saying they will become role models for many aspiring students.

Rainy days likely in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is likely to get a breather from the current spell of hot and humid air as local weather office Monday forecast rain in the state from Tuesday.

Indian Army hands over 11-year-old PoK boy to Pakistani side

The Army has handed over an? 11-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) who had inadvertently crossed into this side of the Line of Control (LoC), to the Pakistani Army.

People of J&K feel they are part of India: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Monday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir feel that they are an inseparable part of India, adding that the Central Government is planning major steps to develop the state.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along International Border in Jammu, 1 BSF trooper killed
Pakistan violates ceasefire along International Border in Jammu, 1 BSF trooper killed

A BSF trooper was killed overnight in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in North Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Indian Army hands back boy to Pakistan who inadvertently crossed LoC

The Indian army has handed back a boy from Pakistani Kashmir who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC), a defence official said on Sunday.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K, one BSF jawan killed in Kupwara
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K, one BSF jawan killed in Kupwara

Pakistan has once again violated ceasefire in Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector, reports claimed on Sunday.

J&K police launches drive to control unruly two wheeler riders

 Jammu and Kashmir Police has cracked a whip on the traffic violations by two wheeler riders and even asked fuel stations to deny petrol to bikers not wearing crash helmets.

BJP-PDP coalition ensure transparency at all levels: Dy CM

 Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Sunday said the government has ensured transparency and a corruption-free administration at all levels.

Nine J&K candidates including 3 women crack civil services

Nine candidates, including three women, from Jammu and Kashmir have qualified the prestigious UPSC Civil Service examination, the results of which were declared yesterday.

Army fine tunes its anti-militancy and anti-infiltration grid in Kashmir

The changed face of militancy in the Kashmir Valley has led the Army to "completely review" its anti-infiltration and counter-insurgency strategies to tackle among other things the growing trend of youths, even educated ones, gravitating towards terror outfits.

Fifth batch of 2,069 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra

The fifth batch comprising of 2,069 pilgrims today left from the base camp here to the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Security forces conduct search operations along LoC in Uri, no casualty
Security forces conduct search operations along LoC in Uri, no casualty

The security forces conducted searches near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector of north Kashmir as the operation between the Army and the militants entered the third day on Sunday with no reports of fresh casualty on either side.

Over 2,200 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Another batch of over 2,200 Amarnath pilgrims left from here on Sunday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

'Kashmir rail link project to be completed by 2020'

 The rail-link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, would be completed by 2020, railway officials said here on Saturday.

Army should carry out Myanmar-type action in PoK: J&K BJP MLA

 A BJP MLA in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday demanded that the Centre adopt a "proactive policy" and allow the army to carry out a Myanmar-type operation against the terrorist training camps across the LoC.

Woman stripped naked in J&K, accused include Army jawan

In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly stripped naked by a gang of five persons, including an Army jawan, in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir and the video of the incident uploaded on the internet, police said on Saturday.

JKNPP accuses BJP-PDP govt of discrimination with Jammu

Holding a protest rally here, activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused the BJP-PDP coalition in the state of discriminating with the people of Jammu.

Third batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

Militants could target Amarnath Yatra, confirms Army
Militants could target Amarnath Yatra, confirms Army

The holy Amarnath Yatra is on the target of militants, a top Army officer confirmed on Saturday.

Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC

At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle.

National Conference for paradigm shift in development process

Opposition National Conference on Friday sought paradigm shift in developmental process and emphasised the need for devising separate plans for rural and urban pockets of the Jammu districts.

Police move court to block Facebook pages of young militants

Police on Friday moved a local court seeking directions for blocking the pages on 'Facebook' which carried pictures of 11 young Kashmiri militants donning army fatigues and holding firearms.

Army foils infiltration bid in Uri, militant, jawan killed

Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

PDP hails Amnesty's recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amensty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP on Friday said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.