Under 'Chillai-Kalan', Kashmir reels under sub zero temperature

Kashmir Valley reeled under sub zero temperature as mercury in the summer capital was recorded at minus 3.9 degrees Celsius and in cold desert of Ladakh it remained under the 10 degrees mark freezing most water bodies and fringes of famous Dal lake.

All but one of 34 BJP candidates lose deposits in Kashmir Valley

The BJP, which made a determined bid to score its first poll victory in the Kashmir Valley, not only drew a blank but suffered the ignominy of seeing all but one of its 34 candidates lose their security deposits.

Cold weather conditions continue to prevail in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir Valley continued to experience dry and cold weather on the second day of 'Chillai-Kalan' the 40-day harshest winter period, as the minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point with slight respite from cold conditions at some places.

40-day harshest winter period begins in Kashmir

The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir Valley, known as Chillai-Kalan, began on Sunday on a warmer note as night temperatures rose across the Valley, increasing the chances of first snowfall of the season.

People of Valley refused to buy BJP's false promises: Omar Abdullah
People of Valley refused to buy BJP's false promises: Omar Abdullah

Ruling National Conference on Tuesday said people of the Valley have refused to buy the BJP's false promises and its leader Arun Jaitley has conceded that his party was not going to form the government in the state after positive poll trend emerged.

Cold wave grip Kashmir, Kargil coldest at minus 11 deg C

Srinagar: Cold wave intensified its grip across the Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, as the minimum temperature fell by a couple of degrees.

J&K govt responsible for the killing of sarpanchs: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday held the ruling coalition government in the state responsible for the killing of panchs and sarpanchs in the Kashmir valley during the past three years.

Khyber Himalayan resort brings accolades to Gulmarg
Khyber Himalayan resort brings accolades to Gulmarg

When a five-star luxury hotel threw open its doors to guests in this north Kashmir tourist destination in December 2012, many said Gulmarg did not have the inflow to sustain a high-end luxury facility like the Khyber Himalayan Resort.

J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened
J&K, Jharkhand Assembly elections - 4th phase: As it happened

  • 61.65% polling percentage recorded for 4th phase of Jharkhand Assembly election, expected to go up by 1-2%, as per EC.
  • 49% polling percentage recorded for 4th phase of J&K Assembly election, as per Election Commission.

Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins
Fourth phase of Assembly Elections: Voting for 18 J&K seats, 15 Jharkhand constituencies begins

Polling began on Sunday for the penultimate round of the five-phased elections as votes were being cast for 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand.

'Strong response' needed to counter militant attacks: Parrikar

A week after 11 security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the militants had come from Pakistan and India will have to give "strong response" to check such "blatant attempts".

Srinagar at minus 4.4 degrees records season's lowest temperature

The night temperatures in the Kashmir Valley continued to drop Thursday, Srinagar recording it at 4.4 degrees Celsius below the freezing point, the lowest in the season so far.

Defence Minister pays homage to martyrs in Jammu and Kashmir
Defence Minister pays homage to martyrs in Jammu and Kashmir

Days after the deadly attack on an Army camp in Uri that left 11 security personnel dead, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday arrived here to review the security situation.

Sidhu first BJP leader to address rally in downtown Srinagar

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday became the first BJP leader to address an election rally in downtown Srinagar, a hotbed of stone-pelting in the recent past, and wooed voters in his inimitable style.

Grenade attack at polling booth in J&K's Pulwama, CISF jawan injured
Grenade attack at polling booth in J&K's Pulwama, CISF jawan injured

A jawan was injured on Sunday when grenades were hurled by militants at a polling booth at Tral in J&K's Pulwama district.

Some people not happy with high voter turnout: Azad on J&K attacks
Some people not happy with high voter turnout: Azad on J&K attacks

A day after militant attacks in Kashmir Valley left 21 persons dead, Congress on Saturday said it was unfortunate that some people, within the country and outside, were not happy with the high voter turnout in the first two phases of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Germany condemns terror attacks in Kashmir

Germany on Saturday strongly condemned the militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley terming them as an attempt to "counter" the ongoing democratic process.

Terror begets nothing but miseries for families of victims: PDP

 PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday expressed dismay over the sudden spurt in terror attacks in Kashmir Valley and said such tragic incidents only bring miseries for the families of the victims and don't achieve any political objectives.

Hope Centre will plug gaps in counter-insurgency grid: Omar

Srinagar: Condoling the death of security personnel and civilians in separate militant attacks in the Valley on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed hope that the central government would plug the gaps in the counter-insurgency grid.

Srinagar, Leh witness coldest night of the season: MeT

Srinagar and Leh witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the cold wave tightened its grip further in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region with the minimum temperatures remaining several degrees below the freezing point.