Police move court to block Facebook pages of young militants

Police on Friday moved a local court seeking directions for blocking the pages on 'Facebook' which carried pictures of 11 young Kashmiri militants donning army fatigues and holding firearms.

PDP hails Amnesty's recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amensty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP on Friday said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

Encounter in Kashmir's Uri sector

An encounter broke out between the Army and militants on Friday near the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir, with a militant believed to have been killed in the operation, an Army official said.

As Amarnath yatra gets underway, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists pose for Facebook
As Amarnath yatra gets underway, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists pose for Facebook

In an audacious move, 11 young Kashmiri terrorists donning army fatigues and holding firearms, posted their photographs on Facebook, forcing the security forces to sit up and take notice.

Kashmir enjoys nightlife this Ramzan
Kashmir enjoys nightlife this Ramzan

 For years, they've tickled the tastebuds of the national capital's denizens. Now, for the first time, some of New Delhi's well-known food outlets have come together to cheer the people of Kashmir by serving their delicacies during the holy month of Ramzan - and that too late into the night. It's one more sign of peace returning to this troubled land.

5.1 earthquake in Kashmir Valley, no damage reported

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale on Thursday struck Kashmir Valley, but there were no reports of any damage due to the tremor.

Maximum possible assistance to J&K flood victims: Rajnath

Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concerned about Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured "maximum possible assistance" to the victims of the last year's devastating floods.

Rajnath Singh in Srinagar, says India wants friendly relations with neighbours

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India wishes to maintain not just good but friendly relations with all its neighbouring countries, including Pakistan.

Kiren Rijiju 'delays' Air India flight, three 'offloaded' to accommodate him
Kiren Rijiju 'delays' Air India flight, three 'offloaded' to accommodate him

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was at the centre of a controversy for delaying an Air India flight from Leh to Delhi for about an hour and for the offloading of three of its passengers, including a child, allegedly to accommodate him and his aide.

2,400 additional BSF troops deployed in Amarnath yatra route

As many as 2,400 additional personnel of BSF have been deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure security during the Amarnath yatra beginning on Thursday.

J&K CM orders revisiting of Draft Master Plan for Pahalgam

In a significant move aimed at developing Pahalgam as an eco-friendly high-end tourist destination, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has ordered revisiting of Draft Master Plan for the hill resort to make it an all-season tourist destination.

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir Valley

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the Kashmir valley in the early hours of Tuesday.

Rajnath Singh to review security of Amarnath Yatra

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to review the security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra and offer prayers at the Himalayan cave shrine on July 2.

J&K vigilance files chargesheet against 14 in Rs 22 cr fraud

State Vigilance Organisation on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet against 14 bank employees for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.

Snowfall ensures higher Amarnath Shivling, but communications a challenge

With just a few days left for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage to commence, the sacred Shivling in the cave shrine, located at a height of 3,888 metres in south Kashmir, is higher thanks to heavy snowfall in the region but snow clearance along the traditional route the pilgrims take is proving to be a challenge, officials said.

Clashes break out in Srinagar amid strike by separatists; 2 hurt​

Violent clashes broke out between a group of youths and security forces in parts of the city on Saturday, leaving a youth and a policeman injured in stone pelting as separatist groups called a strike here condemning the police action on Jamia Masjid yesterday.

Pak, IS flags surface in Srinagar clashes

 Clashes broke out on Friday between pro-separatist protestors and security forces during which Pakistan and global terror outfit IS flags were raised by some youth in Nowhatta area here.

Kashmir lake faces threat from encroachment

Hokersar lake in Kashmir, which attracts birds from various parts of the world including as far as Siberia, is facing a threat from massive encroachments and the state government is now drawing up plans to preserve the wetland.

Flood fears ease as Jhelum water level recedes

Residents of Kashmir Valley heaved a sigh of relief with a dip in the water level of the Jhelum easing flood concerns even as the river continues to flow above the danger mark in the south and central parts.

Maintain balance between development and environment: Gadkari

Stressing upon the need of introducing green and clean technologies, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday emphasised upon maintaining balance between development, ecology and environment.