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Kashmiri rights activist released from jail

Kashmiri rights activist Khurram Parvez, arrested in September for allegedly inciting violence in the Kashmir Valley, was set free on Wednesday following a court order.

Mehbooba should release those arrested during unrest in Valley: Omar Abdullah

Mehbooba should release those arrested during unrest in Valley: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should release the thousands of people arrested during the summer unrest this year in the Valley as it did not require the Centre's approval, opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said today.

Situation peaceful in Kashmir Valley, people throng markets

The city along with the rest of Kashmir was abuzz with activity for the second consecutive day today after the separatists announced two-day weekend relaxation in their agitation programme.

200 terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir: Govt

200 terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir: Govt

"As per available inputs, nearly 200 terrorists are active in the state of Jammu and Kashmir," Minister of State for Home Hansraj, Ahir said.

Kashmir Valley witnesses season's first snowfall at higher reaches

Kashmir Valley witnesses season's first snowfall at higher reaches

The Kashmir people who resides at the higher reaches of the valley has witnessed the first snowfall of the season and sending chilly winds into the plains.

Less movement of people, traffic ahead of Friday prayers in Jammu and Kashmir

Officials said many shops, fuel stations, and other business establishments were shut in most areas of Kashmir. 

Fire destroys panchayat house, government school in Kashmir

A panchayat house and a store of a government middle school were damaged in separate fire incidents in Ganderbal and Pulwama districts of Kashmir valley, officials said on Thursday.

After being suspended for over four months, train services resume in Kashmir Valley

After being suspended for over four months, train services resume in Kashmir Valley

After being suspended for over four months due to unrest, train services in the Kashmir Valley resumed partially on Thursday, officials said.

Signs of normalcy in parts of Kashmir Valley

Some shops opened while passenger vehicles plied in some areas of the city and other towns of the Kashmir Valley on Thursday where banks witnessed the heavy rush of customers.

Normal life disrupted in Kashmir Valley

Normal life disrupted in Kashmir Valley

Normal life remained affected in Kashmir Valley for the 131st consecutive day today due to the unrest triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces in July.

At minus 9.4 degrees, Leh town coldest in Jammu and Kashmir

Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained below freezing point on Wednesday as Leh town witnessed the coldest night at minus 9.4 degrees.

Class 12 board exams in J&K begin today; schools in border areas reopen

Class 12 board exams in J&K begin today; schools in border areas reopen

The annual Class 12 board examinations in the Kashmir Valley will kick off Tuesday at nearly 480 examination centres set up for more than 45,000 candidates.

No stone-pelting on security forces in Kashmir Valley after demonetisation: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

No stone-pelting on security forces in Kashmir Valley after demonetisation: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that the move by the NDA government had brought down stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir Valley.

Post demonetisation, decline in violence instigated by separatists in Kashmir Valley: MHA sources

Post demonetisation, decline in violence instigated by separatists in Kashmir Valley: MHA sources

After withdrawal of Rs 500/1000 notes, there has been a decline in violence instigated by separatists in the Kashmir Valley.

Thousands of students appear for annual board exams in Kashmir

Thousands of students appear for annual board exams in Kashmir

About 484 centres have been set up for about 48,000 candidates for Class 12 examination across Kashmir division. 

Annual board examinations set to begin next week in J&K

Annual board examinations set to begin next week in J&K

The government has decided to hold board examinations as per schedule though a section of students and parents had demanded that they be put off. 

Need to enforce Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision for peace in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Need to enforce Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision for peace in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Tourism cannot prosper without peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir, said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday even as the Valley has been badly hit by the shutdown called by separatists' leaders.

Miscreants jailed for burning down schools: Mehbooba

Miscreants jailed for burning down schools: Mehbooba

 Several people involved in burning down of schools in Kashmir have been arrested and those responsible for bringing education to a standstill will not be spared, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said here today as she hinted that schools in the Valley may reopen in the coming week after remaining closed for nearly four months.

Kashmiri separatists extend strike till November 10

Kashmiri separatists extend strike till November 10

Despite the unrest in Kashmir showing signs of fatigue, the separatist camp on Wednesday extended the strike till November 10 even as it asked the people to take "necessary measures" to thwart the burning of educational institutions.

Kashmir Private Schools Association asks govt to reconsider holding board exams on schedule

Kashmir Private Schools Association (KPSA) today appealed to the government to reconsider its decision to hold annual board examinations as per schedule in the unrest-hit Valley, saying students were not ready for exams and extreme stress could give rise to suicidal tendencies among them.