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J&K: BJP seeks fresh delimitation, de-freezing of Assembly seats

The party’s working committee also sought political reservation for Scheduled Tribes in the state, and abolition of the practice of Kashmiri Pandit migrants having to fill up ‘M Form’ for voting in the Valley.

Anantnag terror attack: J&K cop succumbs, toll climbs to six

Five CRPF personnel were killed when militants on Wednesday targeted a CRPF deployment in Anantnag district.

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Anantanag attack: Govt must take suitable action to prevent incidents in future, says Congress

Two motorcycle-borne terrorists believed to be from the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, fired at a CRPF patrol party on the Khanabal-Pahalgham road in Anantnag district, killing five personnel from the paramilitary force and injuring three others on Wednesday.

J&K Governor Malik says India can’t be bent by violence, asks militants to join talks

“You can’t bend India by violence. This is something the leaders here don’t tell their children,” Malik said at a press conference, his first since he took over as J&K Governor.

Animosity between accused, Bakerwal community led to Kathua rape-murder case, concludes trial court

In the chargesheet, the police had said Sanji Ram was “against the settlement of Bakarwals in Rasana, Kootah and Dhamyal area, and always kept on motivating the members of his community of the area to not provide land for grazing or any other kind of assistance”.

Militant killed in encounter in J&K's Sopore

During the operation, at Wadoora Payeen in Bomai area of Sopore, militants fired on the search party, which retaliated leading to the encounter.

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Kathua: J&K CEO orders disqualification of four Congress councillors for defecting to BJP

Naresh Kumar, Rekha Kumari, Ajay Kumar, and Renu Bala joined the saffron party in presence of state BJP president Ravinder Raina. Naresh Kumar was even elected president of the Kathua Municipal Council.

J&K: Soldier succumbs to injuries in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan

"The soldier was critically injured when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on the Indian side. He later succumbed to injuries," a spokesperson said.

J-K: Two militants killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian encounter: The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the security forces who retaliated.

J&K Bank shares tumble 20 per cent; hit lower circuit on removal of chairman

In a surprise move, the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday removed J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad, and Anti-Corruption Bureau carried out a raid at the lender's corporate office in connection with alleged fraudulent appointments.

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Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

Kashmir's century-old silk factory reopens after three decades

The oldest silk factory in Kashmir set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years on Sunday.

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BJP severs ties with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hands in her resignation minutes after the BJP pulled out of the state government.

Protests erupt in Kashmir after LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in Pulwama encounter

Abu Dujana, top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and a Pakistani national wanted in connection with many attacks on security forces, was on Tuesday gunned down along with his aide in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Army said. The counter-militancy operation was however met with some resistance as over 100 protesters pelted stones on security officials.

Blindfolded Kashmiri Pandit invites 'hugs' to promote brotherhood in Valley

Amid a raging debate on intolerance in the country, a Kashmiri Pandit stood blindfolded in the heart of the city inviting people to hug him to exhibit brotherhood between various communities in the Valley.

Asia's largest Tulip garden in full bloom, open to public from today

Around 10 lakh tulips would be showcased in the garden which will remain open for public for a month.

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Kashmir floods: Many feared dead, normal life hit in landslide and flashflood

Jhelum river on Monday crossed the danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir following heavy rains.

J&K receives snowfall for third consecutive day

The snow clad valley received fresh snowfall on Sunday.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as Jammu and Kashmir CM

Prime Minister said the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir was a “historic opportunity” to take the troubled state to “new heights of progress”.

Pakistan targets villages and 13 border outposts with heavy mortar shelling

Pakistani and Indian border guards traded artillery fire along the disputed border region of Kashmir, killing 2.

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

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'

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.

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India gives a strong response to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's tweet on Kashmir

On Monday, India came out strongly against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet condemning the “killings of civilians in Kashmir”. Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs responded saying Khan should first address Pakistan’s own issues.

Opinion | Why Is BJP's Offer Of Talks With Kashmir Important ?

Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed as unrealistic India’s move to appoint an interlocutor to understand the legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying no interaction or dialogue would carry any weight without the participation of the Hurriyat Conference. India yesterday appointed former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma as its special representative for a “sustained […]

Police Constable Caught Forcing Beggers For Bribe

In a shameful incident, a police constable was caught forcing beggers to pay him bribe in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district. The video has gone viral on social media in which the constable was seen taking advantage of his power and asking for money. To know more about the story watch out the video.  

Women Celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ With Soldiers At LoC

School girls in Jammu and Kashmi’s Udhampur District on Sunday celebrated Raksha Bandhan with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers deployed for Amarnath Yatra security. The students from Poonch Sector visited the CRPF camp of 137 Bn Udhampur to tie rakhi to soldiers who are deployed for the security of Amarnath Yatra from the […]

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J&K Govt Data Shows Firing Across LoC Has Limited Impact, Fails To Deter Pakistan

FIRING ACROSS the Line of Control (LoC) has escalated dramatically since India’s strikes on jihadist training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in September. The data received by Indian Express suggests that the policy of “massive retaliation” for cross-border firing set in place in 2014 is failing to deter the Pakistan Army from harrying Indian counter-infiltration defences […]

J&K Terror Funding: No Evidence, NIA Set To Close One Of Two Probes

Last August, following street protests that rocked the Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the NIA initiated a preliminary enquiry to probe funds stoking unrest in the Valley. It was suspected that these funds were coming from across the border and were being channelised to stone-pelters through suspect bank accounts linked […]

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

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

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.

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