"The Congress should announce its candidates early."
The Amarnath yatra has two treks, the traditional Pahalgam route and the shortest Baltal trek.
Fresh clashes erupted in the area after the killing and additional troops were rushed in.
The decision has been taken after reports that militants are receiving money through hawala operators.
The Kashmir rail link project has been executed at an estimated cost of nearly Rs 1,150 crore.
The state Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday evening to discuss the issue.
The security around the city and in north Kashmir’s Uri town has been beefed up.
ISD facilities will be set up at the trade facilitation centres in Uri and Poonch, and at one or two designated locations in Baramulla and Srinagar.
To boost cross-LoC commerce, the government plans to increase the number of tradeable items, officials said.
Will also attend high-level security meeting at 15 Corps headquarters in Srinagar.
After losing all six Lok Sabha seats in the state, the relations between Congress and ally NC have got strained.
A day before Jaitley’s visit, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire in Jammu sector, with some shells landing in civilian areas.
According to officials, militants, believed to be two in number, attacked and injured the constable with an iron rod and snatched his service rifle.
Hundreds of youths involved in stone pelting incidents are at present in police custody and many them are also on the run after they have been been booked under the Public Safety Act
Soon after the crash, the village was cordoned off by authorities.
Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called the invitation to Sharif a good beginning and an encouraging message.
The court issued a show cause to the state, asking it to file a status report on the investigation and the decision taken by the a High Level Committee on compensation to the survivors.
Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed a 77-year-old sarpanch in South Kashmir’s Wanpoh area of Kulgam district.
Though urban pockets of Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipore and Pattan are expected to witness a boycott, the turnout could be heavy in rural areas.
Boycott notwithstanding, Mirwaiz urges ‘people of India’ to vote wisely.
Despite a 90 per cent Muslim population in Kargil, separatists hold no sway in this region.
At a polling station at Bogu, of the 1102 registered, only 12 people had cast their votes till afternoon.
Compared to past elections mainstream parties are hoping that more people will come out to vote this time.
Eyewitnesses said the youth kept shouting that his case had not been settled.
Now the votes are in the EVMs and when counting takes place, we shall see if we have won or lost in Jammu.
Officials said they couldn’t ascertain if the two militants killed Friday were the same that attacked the vehicle Thursday as their bodies have not been recovered.
Last elections, Abdullah had defeated prominent Shia cleric and senior PDP leader Molvi Ifthikar Hussain Ansari with a margin of over 30,000 votes.
While a sarpanch was killed in Awantipore on April 17, the other three killings took place in Tral.
J&K CM Omar Abdullah condemned the killing and said the decision of poll boycott should be based on conviction not fear.
The attacks had come in the run-up to three parliamentary seats, Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla.
Geelani, who arrived from New Delhi on April 16, said the BJP was sure that Modi would be the next prime minister of India.
After the attack on their youth leader’s house in Khrew village, NC leaders had blamed the PDP.
He appealed to the people to observe a complete shutdown on April 21 against the random arrest and curbs on separatist leaders.
A militant outfit Al-Shohada Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack on the police guards.
From past one year the villagers in Budgam district have launched an agitation vehemently opposing the renewal of lease to the army.
Fourteen years on, NC leader and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has reopened old wounds.