The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. It has 12,90,318 voters who will cast their votes at 1,716 polling stations. The last date for filing nomination papers for the second phase is March 26.
In Srinagar, the first explosion occurred at Zero Bridge on Thursday, injuring three state police officials, including two traffic policemen. On Friday, a grenade was thrown near the clock tower in Lal Chowk; no casualties were reported.
Leh in Ladakh region of the state recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kargil registered the minimum of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius. Kargil was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.