27 percent voters exercise franchise till noon in J&K

Ignoring calls for poll boycott and braving the cold weather, over 27 percent of the electorate on Tuesday exercised their franchise till noon in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir.

Punjab govt ignored sacrifice of jawans killed in J&K attacks: BJP

BJP on Monday hit out at the Punjab government led by its ally SAD, alleging that while the state ignored the martyrdom of soldiers, it "wasted precious money" on performances by film actors.

J&K polls just a week away, but parties yet to issue manifestos

Even as the first phase of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir is just about a week away, political parties here are yet to bring out manifestos outlining their poll agenda and policies for the state.

Make J&K free from NC: PDP MLA

Seeking a decisive mandate in the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, a PDP MLA today asked the people to make the state free from National Conference.

Accept international aid for flood hit J&K: Farooq to Centre

Ruling National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday asked the Centre to accept international aid for reconstruction of flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K BJP submits memorandum to PM, seeks Rs 5 lakh for deceased

Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Friday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a clutch of demands, including Rs five lakh ex-gratia payment for the kin of those killed in Pakistan firing and construction of safe shelter camps for border migrants.

Govt eases age bar for J&K residents to take civil service exam

In a major relief for civil services aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has extended till next year-end the upper age limit relaxation for the residents of the state to take the examination.

Jitender Singh announces college, VHF tower in Kishtwar
Jitender Singh announces college, VHF tower in Kishtwar

Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who concluded his two-day visit to the district on Saturday, announced setting up of a degree college, very high frequency tower and facility of medical ambulance for the remotest Paddar-Machail mountainous belt of Kishtwar district.

Road connectivity badly hit by floods in J&K border district

Jammu and Kashmir's sensitive border district of Poonch has been badly hit in terms of road connectivity as nearly 200 roads have been damaged in the recent floods.

J&K council passes resolution seeking resumption of Indo-Pak talks
J&K council passes resolution seeking resumption of Indo-Pak talks

In a step that can lead to confrontation with the Centre, the Jammu and Kashmir assembly, Thursday, has passed a resolution that urges the government of India to resume talks with Pakistan.

Concern voiced over truce violations; situation alarming: J&K MLAs

Members in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Tuesday expressed concern over the loss of lives and hardships caused to people in the wake of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops and asked the state government to provide immediate relief to the affected.

Army jawan, militant killed in J&K`s Kupwara district

An army jawan and a militant were killed on Monday in two ongoing anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district.

Two militant hideouts busted in Kashmir, arms seized

Security forces have busted two militant hideouts in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition, an Army spokesman said on Thursday.

Militant hideout unearthed in J&K, arms found

Security forces have unearthed a militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Bandipora districts of Kashmir, an Army spokesman said on Thursday.

Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan

There was no fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening.

Pakistan provokes again, ceasefire violated in J&K

In yet another ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border, Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked firing at Mendar district of Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

JP Nadda appointed BJP`s election in-charge in J&K

BJP President Amit Shah has made party general secretary J P Nadda the election in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir where the Assembly election is due to be held early next year.

What is `56-inch chest` PM doing on Pakistan ceasefire violations: Congress

Congress on Tuesday agreed with PM Narendra Modi`s remarks that Pakistan was waging a "proxy war" against India but attacked him at the same time over the instances of ceasefire violations.

J&K minister directs fast completion of financial complex`s construction

Expressing dissatisfaction over slow pace of construction work on the multi-crore Financial Complex by Jammu Development Authority (JDA), state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday gave a two-month deadline for completion of the project which has been delayed by over 8 months.

Around 200 militants active in J&K: Govt

The number of militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir has decreased considerably since 1995 and currently around 200 are active in the state, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

We can have dialogue on Kashmir under ambit of humanity: Rajnath Singh

Expressing desire to bring about permanent solution to the Kashmir issue, the Government on Monday night said it is willing to have any dialogue under the ambit of `insaniyat` (humanity).

Case against TRS MP K Kavitha for remarks on Telangana, J&K

Police have registered a case against TRS MP and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, K Kavitha, for her alleged comments on Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana.

Nobody from J&K headed to West Asia to join ISIS: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said no one from the state has gone to West Asia to join the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Third `pro-Khalistani militant` arrested in Jammu

Jammu police on Tuesday said another person was nabbed along with the two alleged pro-Khalistan terrorists arrested by Punjab Police after it busted a joint terror-module of Pakistan-based militant outfits here.

49 Army personnel killed in counter-insurgency operations in J&K

Forty-nine Indian Army personnel were killed in counter-insurgency and counter-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

J&K releases 44 youths held in connection with stone-pelting cases

Authorities here on Tuesday released at least 44 youths, who were arrested in connection with cases of stone-pelting in Srinagar city, as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr.

Security upped in Kashmir village after clashes

Heavy police force was deployed in a Kashmir village Monday after clashes broke out between two communities.

Guerrilla hideout busted in Kashmir

A guerrilla hideout was busted in Jammu and Kashmir`s Baramulla district and a large cache of arms and ammunition seized, defence officials said.

Congress accuses BJP of inaction as Pak troops fire mortars at Indian position in J&K

In yet another attempt to invade the Indian territory, Pakistan troops on Sunday targeted Pital and two other posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) in RS Pura sector of Jammu.

Curbs imposed on traffic, pedestrians in Srinagar

Authorities Sunday imposed restrictions on pedestrian and vehicular traffic in five areas of Srinagar city as a separatist march was scheduled.