Jammu shutdown over new AIIMS disrupts life

Life was disrupted here on Wednesday by a protest shutdown called by traders and lawyers to press for setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the region.

Pleasant weather in Kashmir Valley, heatwave in Jammu

Kashmir Valley is witnessing a pleasant weather with maximum temperature around 22 degrees Celsius even as the rest of the country is going through extreme heatwave conditions which have claimed hundreds of lives so far.

Pakistan Rangers hand over bodies of suicide victims

The Pakistan Rangers last night handed over the bodies of a mother-son duo who had committed suicide by jumping into river Chenab in Akhnoor area of Jammu district on April 28.

Militants can target running trains in Jammu: IGP railway

Various militant outfits would try to attack the railway infrastructure in Jammu region, a senior railway police officer said here on Saturday and emphasized upon the security agencies to keep 'extra vigil'.

J&K govt to provide free healthcare to Amarnath Yatris

The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims, state health minister Choudhary Lal Singh said on Saturday.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani passport row: MEA to take call, says Union Minister

Ministry of External Affairs will take a call on Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's plea for passport for travel to Saudi Arabia on the basis of facts and figures, Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said here on Tuesday.

Jammu lawyers boycott courts

 The Jammu Bar Association (JBA) continued its boycott of courts for a second day on Tuesday to press its demand for the establishment of an AIIMS in the region.

Lawyers stay away from courts in Jammu

Lawyers throughout the city abstained from the courts on Monday to press their demand for setting up an AIIMS-like medical institute in the region.

Man trapped in flood rescued in Jammu region

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday rescued a man trapped in flash floods in Rajouri district of Jammu region.

Youth Congress protests in Jammu, 60 taken into custody

Youth Congress workers in Jammu on Wednesday held a protest march against the state government following which 60 activists were taken into preventive custody by the police.

Mughal road in J&K closed after rain, landslides

Heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday triggered landslides, forcing closure of the historic Mughal Road for vehicular traffic.

Norwegian ambassador inspects health projects in J&K

A high level Norwegian delegation led by the country's ambassador on Tuesday inspected the ongoing health projects being executed in Jammu and Kashmir under the collaboration of India and Norway.

Lal Singh enquires about injured persons at GMC hospital

 Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Lal Singh on Tuesday enquired about the health of the injured 52 passengers admitted at a Government hospital here following an accident in which 24 people were killed in Udhampur district and assured best possible treatment.

Will not allow govt to implement employment policy, says NC

Opposition National Conference (NC) on Tuesday said it would not allow the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government to go ahead with the implementation of the proposed "contractual employment policy" as it would further deteriorate the unemployment problem in the state.

Tourist dies of heart attack in Kashmir

 A woman tourist died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning in a Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir.

Conduct detailed survey of the highways in J&K: BJP MLA

Expressing shock and grief over the death of 21 people in a bus mishap in Udhampur district, BJP on Monday demanded that the Central Road Research Institute must be roped in to conduct a detailed survey of the accident- prone highways in the state to prevent such road incidents in the future.

Jawan found hanging in Army camp in Jammu, CoI ordered

An Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his barracks at the Army camp in Digiana belt here, police said on Monday.

Congress accuses PDP-BJP of polarising voters' sentiments

Congress has accused the PDP-BJP government here of polarising sentiments of voters in the state by entering a pre-poll understanding to secure a winning mandate.

15 army personnel convicted in Ladakh clash

At least 15 army personnel have been convicted by a summary general court martial (SGCM) of "mutiny" in the infamous clash between officers and men of an artillery unit at Nyoma in Ladakh three years ago.

Jammu University students demand reevaluation, hold protest

A group of Jammu University students on Thursday boycotted classes and held a protest here, demanding re-evaluation of their answer sheets of Bachelors examination.