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Jammu and Kashmir


Hideout in govt official’s shop busted, say J&K police

May 26, 2020 1:59 am

A J&K Police spokesperson said on Monday that joint forces busted a hideout from a shop owned by Nazir Ahmad Wani at Bellow Dhargund in Pulwama. The police release issued on Monday has come two days after the forces conducted search at the official’s house.

Two militants gunned down in Kulgam encounter

May 26, 2020 1:51 am

According to the Jammu & Kashmir Police, the encounter took place at a village in the Khud-Hanjipora area early on Monday. Security forces had received inputs about the presence of militants in the area late on Sunday night, officers said.

'Spy' pigeon caught flying along International Border along J&K's Kathua

May 25, 2020 10:52 pm

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kathua, Shalinder Kumar Mishra said the pigeon was flying over Manyari village in Hiranagar sector along the IB and had flown in from the Pakistan side.

J&K High Court adopts full-year working-time calendar

May 24, 2020 12:21 am

Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal on Saturday fixed a five hour work time for all the courts beginning 10 am – 4 pm in Jammu and 10.30 am – 4.30 pm in Kashmir division throughout the year from June 1.

J&K: Recruitment drive for 10,000 govt posts to begin from June

May 23, 2020 7:55 pm

The decision came four days after the UT government notified rules for issuance of domicile certificates to people in Jammu and Kashmir. The high level meeting was convened to review progress on accelerated recruitment at various levels with particular focus on Class IV and Class III vacancies. 

Law on domicile conditions for J&K jobs gets Cabinet nod

May 21, 2020 1:51 am

The government mentioned that the order “would apply the specified domicile criterion for employment to all posts in the Union territory”. On March 31, the government had announced new laws for domicile status.

It is time to allow J&K full-fledged political activity

May 21, 2020 9:16 am

Certain harsh measures like denial of 4G services, which were necessary under special circumstances, can now be done away with, as the state administration and security apparatus are capable of handling difficult situations.

J&K: Domicile certificate mandatory for admission into educational institutions

May 21, 2020 12:25 am

It has been decided that the requirement of 'Permanent Resident Certificate' wherever prescribed for admission into Educational Institutions shall be replaced with 'Domicile Certificate'.

J&K: 78 positive, Anantnag police line emerges as Covid hotspot

May 20, 2020 7:55 am

Anantnag’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said the wife of a policeman from Jammu also travelled to Srinagar and tested positive. “I think she has a bigger role in the spread of the infection. Her father has also tested positive,” Dr Ahmad said.

J&K opens up commerce, industry; clampdown still in place in red zones

May 20, 2020 2:35 am

Apart from liquor shops, all private hospitals, clinics and nursing homes (including OPD services) will resume normal functioning including OPD services, the order said.


In Srinagar, staff ready classrooms as schools set to re-open after three-month winter break

February 21, 2020 12:38 pm

The schools in the Kashmir valley are scheduled to open after a three-month winter break in March.

Express Wanderlust: Here's what you should know before your trip to Kashmir

January 02, 2020 3:59 pm

The place will instantly give you a feel of heaven. Before you visit it, here are some things to keep in mind.

Over 400 youths from Jammu and Kashmir inducted into Army

December 09, 2019 10:33 am

After completing one year of strenuous training, 404 soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir were recruited into the Army's Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry.

Winter chill grips north India, temperature in Delhi dips to single digit

December 04, 2019 10:10 am

In Delhi, the minimum temperature was 9.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday but weather experts said it is likely to drop to 7 degrees Celsius by Friday as high-velocity northwesterly winds continue to blow from the hills.

Job uncertainty looms large over Bengal labourers as they return from Kashmir

November 05, 2019 9:57 am

Job uncertainty looms large over the workers as some even came empty-handed after being denied wage payment by those for whom they worked in Kashmir.

After 70 days, mobile phones start ringing in Kashmir

October 16, 2019 7:27 am

The restoration of cellphone services is part of a series of announcements by the administration on easing of restrictions that were imposed around August 5, when J&K was stripped of its special status.

Kashmir in lockdown: Exclusive Express photos from the Valley

August 13, 2019 4:50 pm

The Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut with cellphones, Internet and landline connections still obstructed for the ninth day on Tuesday.

Article 370 'scrapped': BJP supporters celebrate across the country

August 07, 2019 9:36 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.

Kashmir turmoil escalates as mobile internet services snapped, section 144 imposed

August 05, 2019 10:32 am

The developments come days after the evacuation of tourists and Amarnath Yatris from the state and have triggered panic in the Valley.

With troops all over, tourists, out-station students leave for home as panic grips Kashmir Valley

August 04, 2019 7:17 am

Following the cancellation of the Amarnath Yatra, the J&K administration Saturday also suspended the annual Machail Mata pilgrimage in hilly the Kishtwar’s Paddar area adjoining Kashmir Valley.


J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

March 25, 2020 3:24 pm

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

November 04, 2018 4:35 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

February 25, 2016 7:00 am

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Last rites of Pampore bravehearts performed with full state honours

February 22, 2016 2:51 pm

Udhampur/Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours in Udhampur on Monday. Captain Mahajan was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening. Meanwhile, last rites of Havaldar Raj Kumar Rana were performed by his daughter in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.