148 J&K panchayat members quit following threats

As many as 148 panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir resigned last year following threats from terrorists, with Budgam district topping the list with 26 Sarpanches and Panches quitting their posts.

India to seek UN sanctions against Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin

India is in the process of seeking UN sanctions against banned Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin for a freeze on his assets and a travel ban for his association with Al-Qaeda terror group and its affiliates like Lashker-e-Toiba.

Cow who was issued admit card does not appear for examination in J&K

A Budgam resident, who managed to get hall ticket for his Brown Cow to write a professional entrance examination, on Sunday did not turn up with the bovine for the paper at the allocated centre here, saying he only wanted to convey a message about the "flaw" in the system.

Court reserves order on Masarat Alam's bail plea till Apr 25

 A Budgam court on Wednesday reserved its orders till April 25 on a bail application moved by hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat, who was arrested last week on sedition charges.

NC leaders stopped from visiting residence of Narbal youth

National Conference leaders were on Monday stopped from visiting the residence of the teenage boy killed in police firing in Budgam district's Narbal area, police said.

Pak condemns arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir

Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of force by security forces against protestors in Kashmir and said the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley is a matter of concern.

Kashmir Valley remains tense after teenager's killing, stray incidents of violence

An uneasy calm on Sunday prevailed in Kashmir where authorities have kept several separatists including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest to foil their plans of holding protests against the killing of a teenager in Budgam district.

Geelani threatens to stage sit-in against Budgam killing

Already under house arrest, chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani Saturday threatened to stage a sit-in protest at Partap Park area here tomorrow against killing of a youth in Budgam district.

Tension prevails in Kashmir Valley after teenager dies in firing, two cops held, probe ordered
Tension prevails in Kashmir Valley after teenager dies in firing, two cops held, probe ordered

A teenager was shot dead by security forces in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday during a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference against the recent killing of two youths in an Army operation in Tral, prompting the authorities to register a murder case and order a magisterial probe.

Hurriyat seeks NHRC probe into Budgam incident

Hurriyat's moderate faction on Saturday approached the National Human Rights Commission seeking a probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youth in Budgam

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youth in central Kashmir's Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished.

PDP expresses grief over death of youth in Budgam

Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday expressed grief over the death of a youth in security forces firing in Budgam district and appealed to the forces to follow standard operating procedure.

Yaseen Malik, Swami Agnivesh detained in J&K

JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh were on Saturday detained when they tried to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district where a youth was killed in firing by security forces during a protest.

One killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir; Yaseen Malik detained on way to Narbal
One killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir; Yaseen Malik detained on way to Narbal

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday detained JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh when they tried to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district where a youth was killed in firing by security forces during a protest earlier today.

'Safe' house turns graveyard for Budgam family

Lala Hajam and his family left their house for a 'much safer' place as they feared their kuccha house in this village in central Kashmir Budgam district might collapse due to heavy rains but they ran out of luck as death followed them.

J&K floods: 16 feared dead after landslide in Budgam

Sixteen people have reportedly been killed in landslides in Budgam in Kashmir after heavy rain over the weekend caused flooding in the Valley.

Mufti condoles death of 6 persons in house collapse in Budgam

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed tonight expressed grief on the death of six persons in a house collapse triggered by heavy rains in Chadoora belt of Budgam district.

Three dead in landslide in Kashmir; 13 trapped in debris

Three women have died while 13 other persons are believed to be trapped in the debris after a landslide brought down for houses in central Kashmir's Budgam district, police saidon Sunday.

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.

J&K govt suspends 22 officials for absence from duty

 Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday placed 22 officials, including six doctors, under suspension for being absent from duties during surprise inspections in Anantnag and Budgam districts of the Valley.