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Fake gun licences: CBI searches 40 J&K locations, including ex-Srinagar DC’s residence

July 24, 2021 5:43 pm

The case pertains to fraudulent issuance of gun licences to outsiders by state officials during 2012-16. The CBI searches were spread across Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla and Delhi.

J&K: Three civilians injured in grenade attack by militants in Srinagar

June 26, 2021 6:48 pm

According to the police, the militants had targeted a joint party of the CRPF and J&K Police at Barbarshah falling under Kralkhud police station around 6 pm.

‘Without actually being on the frontlines, we were on the frontline all the time’

June 05, 2021 8:44 pm

Debutante writer Farah Bashir on capturing the impact of the strife-torn Kashmir of the ’90s on its women in her memoir

2 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

May 18, 2021 6:01 am

The operation began in the early hours on Monday and concluded by 11 am.

'Beyond my imagination': Srinagar teen bags $70,000 scholarship to Qatar university

May 10, 2021 10:53 am

Late last month, Class 12 student Maleeha Zehra received an email informing her that she had bagged a $70,000 (over Rs 51 lakh) full-ride scholarship to study at the prestigious Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

April 26, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Kashmir Bandh

April 26, 2021 12:21 am

The call for the bandh had been given to protest against the alleged harassment of some leading businessmen during this week’s raids by Enforcement wing of the Income-Tax Department in Srinagar.

Busy tourist season in Kashmir Valley, ‘good bookings after many years’

April 10, 2021 8:32 am

Most hotels in Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg are fully booked till the end of June, as per a representative of the J&K Hotel and Restaurant Association.

Explained: How night flights have been enabled at the Srinagar airport

March 24, 2021 9:14 am

On Friday, the first-ever night flight by a commercial operator took off from Srinagar airport. What went into starting night operations at Srinagar airport?

Mehbooba claims police not allowing her to visit family of 'militant' killed in Srinagar encounter

February 13, 2021 3:16 pm

Mehbooba claimed the gate of her house was locked and additional security forces were put outside it to stop her from leaving the residence.

In Srinagar, jeweller killed weeks after domicile nod, militants warn of more attacks

January 02, 2021 7:24 am

Just a few weeks after he had obtained the certificate, Satpal Nischal was shot by suspected militants at his shop in Saraibala, and was dead by the time he was brought to the nearby Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital.


In pictures: Srinagar's skilled coppersmiths make post-lockdown recovery amid pandemic

March 10, 2021 10:32 am

The clanking of utensils in Downtown Srinagar is symbolic of the dexterity of a community of coppersmiths that has been crafting products for years now.

45,000 books, online access to 6 lakh more: The naya libraries of Srinagar

February 28, 2021 1:28 pm

A network of libraries with 45,000 books has been set up in Srinagar, District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary shared.

In pictures: One of Srinagar's oldest craftsmen tells us of the art of carving wood

February 16, 2021 4:19 pm

While local residents -- and people who have been to the city and met him personally -- are aware of Dar's craft, he is enjoying a sudden resurgence in this popularity, ever since his pictures went viral on social media recently

Gulmarg turns white as Kashmir receives fresh snowfall

January 03, 2021 6:58 pm

A blanket of snow covered Kashmir on Sunday as most areas received moderate snowfall, cutting the valley's surface as well as air connection with the rest of the country.

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.

Kashmir's tulip garden is in full bloom — lockdown photos you shouldn't miss

April 21, 2020 4:30 pm

The garden was opened in 2007 by the then chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad with an aim to boost floriculture and tourism in the Kashmir Valley.

Herath Mubarak: Kashmir celebrates Shivratri

February 22, 2020 8:56 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted people on the occasion. "Herath Mubarak. May there be peace and prosperity all over. Praying for everyone's happiness and good health," he said in a tweet.

Security heightened in Srinagar after two militant attacks on Monday

May 24, 2016 3:50 pm

Following the first lethal militant attack in Srinagar in almost three years, security was tightened and armed policemen were deployed at busy areas.

Volunteers carry out rescue and relief operation in Srinagar

September 12, 2014 12:27 pm

Volunteers in Banpora area of Batamaloo in Srinagar were the first to reach the interiors of the city helped flood victims.


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.

Pampore encounter enters day 3

February 22, 2016 5:26 am

Pampore, Feb 22 (ANI): The gunfight between security forces and terrorists underway in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, entered the third day on Monday with the death toll reaching to seven, including one terrorist. The terrorists are holed up inside the multi-storeyed government complex of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) on the Jammu- Srinagar National Highway. The entire area has been cordoned off as security forces are engaged heavily with the terrorists.

Curfew imposed in parts of Srinagar

February 15, 2016 4:58 am

Srinagar, Feb 15 (ANI): Curfew was imposed in five police station areas of the Srinagar city after separatists called for a shutdown. In Srinagar, shops and government installations remained closed as a precautionary measure, while roads wore a deserted look as most people remained indoors. The armed security personnel patrolled residential and market areas to prevent any untoward incident.

Valley observes shutdown on Guru’s 3rd death anniversary

February 09, 2016 9:42 am

Srinagar, Feb 09 (ANI): Separatists called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday on Afzal Guru’s third death anniversary. Guru was executed for his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack case. In Srinagar, shops, schools and government installations remained closed as a precautionary measure, while roads wore a deserted look as most people remained indoors. The armed security personnel patrolled residential and market areas to prevent any untoward incident. In 2013, Guru was hanged in the national capital, sparking clashes in Kashmir. Dozens of people were injured during the protests.

Protests in Srinagar over death of local youth

January 14, 2016 10:01 am

Srinagar, Jan 14 (ANI): The people of Srinagar's Peerbagh area staged a protest against the death of a local youth after the police recovered his body with his throat slit near the Railway Bridge this morning. As the news of the recovery of the youth's body spread in the area, the people came out on the streets wailing and beating their chests. The protestors also pelted stones at the policemen outside the police headquarters in Srinagar. The youth identified as Owais Bashir Malik, a resident of Peerbagh, was missing from January 12, 2016.

PM Modi pays homage to late CM Mohd. Sayeed

January 07, 2016 9:04 am

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid homage to late Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at the Palam Airport (Delhi). Sayeed passed away today at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for pneumonia. Mortal remains of Sayeed were brought to Palam Airport, from where they were taken to Srinagar for the last rites.