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Jammu and Kashmir


Major infiltration bid foiled in Jammu: Three militants killed, four soldiers injured

January 20, 2021 11:41 am

Three militants were killed, sources said, adding searches were going on for the other two who may have gone back or may be hiding in the area.

First crack in Gupkar alliance: Sajad Lone exits

January 20, 2021 2:07 am

Lone, who was the PAGD spokesperson, conveyed the decision in a letter to Farooq Abdullah, president of the alliance.

Two Kashmir-based terror operatives arrested as cops bust terror module in Samba

January 18, 2021 5:56 pm

The seized arms and ammunition had been dropped on the Indian side of the International Border in Samba district allegedly by Jaish-e-Mohammad handlers in Pakistan with the help of a drone.

35 per cent fall in number of terrorists operating in J&K: Army

January 15, 2021 12:32 pm

While the number of infiltration foiled remained the same during 2019 and 2020, most of the times infiltrating terrorists were killed, it said.

BSF discovers 150-m cross-border tunnel in J&K's Kathua

January 14, 2021 9:47 am

This is the third cross-border tunnel detected by the BSF in Samba and Kathua districts during the past six months.

Daily Briefing: Centre won't repeal farm laws, says Khattar; To aid growth, Govt. looks at ‘expenditure’ budget

January 11, 2021 9:08 am

Government looks at ‘expenditure’ budget to aid higher growth; Soon after bail, police pick up Waheed Para in another terror case, take a look at the top news of the day.

Soon after bail, police pick up Waheed Para in another terror case

January 11, 2021 7:48 am

The Counter Intelligence wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police detained Para immediately after his release from District Jail, Ambphalla, on Saturday evening.

Narco-terror module: NIA searches houses of accused at five locations in Jammu

January 08, 2021 11:18 am

The module, allegedly headed by one Gurpartap Singh from Punjab’s Taran Taran district, had been working to fund activities of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in Punjab.

Looking into facts of Srinagar gunfight that killed 3, says J&K L-G

January 08, 2021 7:41 am

The L-G's comments come days after the families of the three youths killed in Lawaypora in the early hours of December 30 alleged that the incident was a “staged gunfight” and that their children were innocent.

Centre merges J&K cadre officers with AGMUT

January 08, 2021 2:29 am

The move will allow officers posted in these states and UTs to work in J&K and vice versa.


Jammu and Kashmir turns white with season's first snowfall

December 15, 2020 9:49 pm

Thick sheets of snow covered Srinagar Saturday morning as Jammu and Kashmir received its first snowfall of the season.

J&K votes in local body polls, first time after Article 370 abrogation

November 28, 2020 7:40 pm

The polls form the first test for the Centre's move to restart the political process after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh last August.

Kashmir: Curfew, restrictions mark first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation

August 05, 2020 5:40 pm

Today marks the completion of one year of the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370. Keeping security in mind, the UT administration has imposed curfew across the Kashmir valley, which came into force since Monday late evening.

Unlock 2.0: Gardens, parks in J&K reopen after 3 months

July 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Gardens and parks in Kashmir reopened on Wednesday morning after remaining closed for over 100 days due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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'

June 22, 2020 6:12 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.