First train between Delhi, Katra starts today evening

The first superfast New Delhi-Katra train called "Shri Shakti Express" will start from New Delhi and Katra railway stations Monday evening.

Centre must address `trust deficit, alienation` in Kashmir: PDP

The Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said the central government should take tangible measures to address the "trust deficit and alienation" in the Kashmir Valley.

Modi govt to name Naxalite areas `most dangerous zone`; plans special benefits for troops

In a new anti-Naxalite strategy being readied by government, bureaucrats and security personnel operating in Maoist-hit areas may get special monetary benefits, out-of-turn promotions and choice posting after the completion of their tenure in these "dangerous" places.

Centre must address `trust deficit, alienation` in Kashmir: PDP

Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said the central government should take tangible measures to address the "trust deficit and alienation" in the Kashmir Valley.

3 drug peddlers arrested in Jammu

Three persons, alleged to be drug peddlers, have been arrested and 410 intoxicant capsules recovered from them in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

Hideout busted; cache of arms, explosives recovered in J&K

A major terror plot has been thwarted ahead of April 17 Lok Sabha polls here as a militant hideout in Puneja-Bhaderwah forests of Doda district was busted, a defence official said Friday.

Minimum temp rose, relief from cold conditions in Kashmir

Residents of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region experienced some relief from cold conditions as the minimum temperature rose by several degrees.

Shutdown, official restrictions affect life in Srinagar

Authorities continued restrictions in Srinagar city and some other major towns of Kashmir Monday for the second consecutive day to prevent separatist protests.

Police arrest Yasin Malik in Srinagar; prevent march

Separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here Sunday as he was taking out a protest march on the first anniversary of December 2001 Indian Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru`s hanging.

541 attempts made to infiltrate into J&K in last 2 years: Govt

In the last two years, there have been 541 attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir while 65 terrorists were killed in 2013 in encounters with the Indian Army, Defence Minister AK Antony informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

J&K approves 10% DA for govt employees, pensioners

The Jammu and Kashmir government today approved release of 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) instalment which will be effective from July 2013.

LeT militant killed in Pulwama gunfight

A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in south Kashmir`s Pulwama district overnight, police said.

Chillai Kalan ends; no respite from cold wave in Kashmir

There was no respite from the cold wave in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region as the minimum temperature dropped in most places, even though the 40-day `Chillai-Kalan`, considered as the harshest winter period, ended today.

India for JWG talks on trans-LoC CBMs amid standoff with Pak

India has proposed a meeting of the official-level Joint Working Group with Pakistan on trans -LoC CBMs in the second week of February amidst continuing stand-off between the two countries over the arrest of a Pakistani driver for smuggling narcotics worth Rs 100 crore across the Line of Control.

Drugs worth Rs 100 cr found hidden in truck coming from Pak

In the biggest haul in Jammu and Kashmir, police on Friday recovered narcotics worth Rs 100 crore in the street market hidden in a truck, which was coming from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of the cross-LoC trade.

J&K govt initiates steps to make PRIs people-driven entities

To ensure development of rural areas, Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated steps to make Panchayati Raj Institutions people-driven entities, state Minister Ali Mohammed Sagar said Friday.

J&K Court asks Govt to make scheme for BPL girls

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to formulate a scheme for nearly four lakh girls living below poverty line to enable them to live a dignified life and prevent their exploitation.

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for third day

For the third day Thursday, the strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed due to heavy snowfall, cutting road contact between Kashmir and the rest of the country, authorities said.

J&K drug scam: Chargesheet filed against 3 govt officials

The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police has filed charge-sheet against three senior government officials for their "culpable role" in the spurious drug scam that rocked the state earlier this year.

Night temperature in Kashmir dips below freezing point

Cold wave conditions continued without respite across the Kashmir Valley Wednesday, and night temperatures dropped several notches below freezing point.