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Hizb chief’s son, Bitta Karate’s wife among 4 fired from J&K govt service

August 14, 2022 2:00 am

A professor and a scientist at Kashmir University, a woman KAS officer and an IT manager at JKEDI are the employees whose services were terminated. While the KAS officer is the wife of militant leader Farooq Ahmad Dar, the IT manager is the son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.

IED recovered in Pulwama, police say 'major tragedy averted'

August 10, 2022 10:41 am

The IED was recovered after a specific input generated by police, Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said.

CBI books 33 over J&K SI recruitment ‘irregularities’

August 06, 2022 2:16 am

The agency on Friday conducted searches at 30 locations across Jammu, Srinagar and Bengaluru. A coaching centre in Akhnoor, Jammu, and a Bengaluru-based company were among the 33 booked.

J&K sees fall in militant attacks, but shift in recruitment strategy remains a worry

August 05, 2022 11:43 am

Since 2019, more than 690 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir, 132 of them this year. In the same period, 527 individuals joined militant ranks.

J&K DGP: ‘(Not returning militants’ bodies to families) effective in checking recruitment … Faceless modules a challenge’

August 02, 2022 6:49 pm

Union Territory’s police chief Dilbag Singh tells ‘The Indian Express’ that there are no 'figures of iconic value' anymore whose appeal can get Kashmiri youth to join militant outfits, says ‘Internet and Pak media propaganda’ main contributors to terror recruitment.

‘Wilful harbouring of militants’: Police attach five more properties in Srinagar

July 29, 2022 2:11 am

With Thursday’s additions, 10 such properties have been attached in the district so far. A senior police official said that the attachment of properties is being done as part of the “wholistic approach to counter terror operations”.

BJP holds Tiranga Yatra from Srinagar to Leh

July 26, 2022 5:30 am

Amidst tight security, waving the Tricolour at the historic Ghanta Ghar, members of the BJP Yuva Morcha raised slogans and celebrated “Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” at Lal Chowk.

Pay flag fee, shopkeepers in J&K told; voluntary, says govt

July 25, 2022 11:14 am

On Friday, the Anantnag Chief Education Officer (CEO) issued a circular for schools in the district, asking students and teachers to pay the Rs 20 fee. This circular was withdrawn after being shared widely on social media.

J&K: CRPF ASI killed as militants open fire on checkpoint

July 17, 2022 7:34 pm

The police said that on Sunday afternoon militants fired indiscriminately at the checkpoint at Gangoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama.

Amarnath Yatra resumes on both routes after 3 days

July 13, 2022 1:28 am

On Tuesday, a fresh batch of pilgrims left the Baltal base camp for the cave shrine up in the Himalayas.


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.