Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir


JK BJP secretary, brother shot dead, curfew in Kishtwar after angry protests

November 02, 2018 9:53 am

Son of late BJP leader Sewa Ram Parihar, Anil Parihar was an influential leader of the region. He was considered a moderate and had a sizeable support base even among Muslims.

Kashmir: Three policemen kidnapped, killed by militants in ShopianSign in to Read

March 07, 2022 3:24 pm

Police sources told The Indian Express that policemen were abducted from two villages of the district late last night.

J-K: After highway attack, militants 'changed clothes, ate food' at a villager's house, search ops underway to nab them

September 13, 2018 5:32 pm

The militants also reportedly offered money to the villager's family to take them to the Valley. His family, however, refused to guide them.

Pulwama: Militants attack mobile security picket in Kashmir, injure cop

January 24, 2017 9:10 pm

The injured cop has been shifted to a hospital and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, the official said.

Kashmiri Pandit organisations observe 'holocaust day' commemorating exodus from Valley

January 19, 2017 8:13 pm

All the organizations unanimously endorsed the demand for separate homeland as envisaged in their "margdarshan resolution in 1991".

Have we become so narrow-minded that we need to tell a 16-year-old whom she should or shouldn't meet?

January 17, 2017 3:55 pm

The moment Zaira posted the apology, she had conceded. The thing is, she didn't need to justify, clarify or apologize to anyone.

Must understand depth of Article 370, urges J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

January 16, 2017 3:05 pm

Mehbooba Mufti also promised compensation to the victims of pellet injuries.

J&K: Seven army men killed in terror attack at Army post in Nagrota, all terrorists neutralised

November 29, 2016 7:28 pm

A senior Army officer said that heavily-armed militants in police uniform stormed the 166 artillery unit, opening indiscriminate fire.

J&K: Army foils two infiltration bids in Gulmarg and Nowgam

November 24, 2016 4:39 pm

J&K: The alert troops pushed back the intruders after heavy exchange of fire, he said.

J&K: Normal life resumes after four months

November 19, 2016 2:14 pm

Kashmir: There was massive traffic on the roads in Srinagar – the summer capital- as public transport resumed fully and people came out to carry out their day to day activities on Saturday.


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

November 30, 2015 6:50 pm

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

April 06, 2015 1:06 pm

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

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

March 30, 2015 11:24 am

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

March 02, 2015 10:37 am

The snow clad valley received fresh snowfall on Sunday.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as Jammu and Kashmir CM

March 01, 2015 5:51 pm

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”.


'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 18, 2020 2:31 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.

Comrades say Pawan Kumar's life a 'trophy' for them

February 22, 2016 2:47 pm

Jind (Haryana), Feb 22 (ANI): Captain Pawan Kumar, who sacrificed his life fighting the militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore area, was a source of motivation for his batchmates and his life was a trophy for them. One of the batchmates of the martyred Captain recalled his valour and bravery, saying that he always led from the front and was very determined and focused. His other coursemate said he was a real sweetheart, who always kept motivating all his colleagues not to give up until their last breath. Recalling his humorous behaviour, one of his coursemates said that he always joked on Jats.

Pampore encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of soldiers held in Jammu and Kashmir

February 22, 2016 6:27 am

Srinagar, Feb 22 (ANI): The nation paid tribute to the sacrifices of 9 Paramilitary Army Captain Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik Commando Om Prakash, who were martyred during the ongoing encounter in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, as a wreath laying ceremony was held for the bravehearts in Srinagar on Monday. 26-year-old Captain Tushar Mahajan, who hailed from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, was leading his team in the ongoing operation in Pampore when he was martyred. 32-year-old late Lance Naik Om Prakash hailed from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, and is survived by his parents, wife and two daughters, aged 7 and 3.

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.

Pampore encounter: Fire breaks out at EDI building

February 21, 2016 2:17 pm

Pampore (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 21 (ANI): A fire broke out at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building in Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore area, from where nearly 100 people had been evacuated to safety following an encounter between security forces and terrorists. An Army Captain was among two army personnel who lost their lives on Sunday, taking the death toll to five in the two-day operation. According to police officials, the operation might be prolonged as militants seem to be heavily armed.

Pak should first solve its problems: BJP, Congress

February 19, 2016 6:30 am

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Reacting to Pakistan's concern over the unrest in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress Party leaders on Friday said Islamabad should first set their own house in order and mind their own business. BJP leader Nalin Kohli and Congress leader Manish Tewari said Pakistan should solve their internal issues first. The Ministry of External Affairs also condemned its Pakistani counterpart's statement on Jammu and Kashmir, and said that Islamabad's gratuitous references are unacceptable.

PDP has not set new AFSPA conditions: Ram Madhav

February 18, 2016 3:55 pm

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Thursday rubbished reports that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir had sought the introduction of new conditions for the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in exchange for forming the next government in the state. Madhav said the BJP-PDP alliance would continue on the basis of the same agenda that had been agreed upon during the lifetime of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. He also said that no time frame has been set by both parties for government formation.