In distressed Kashmir, growing pet culture turning from therapy to trauma

When pet calls became frequent at the fag-end of 2019, Abrar Baba saw his business soaring in the lockdown-paralyzed valley where trade had nosedived amid the communication embargo imposed by New Delhi after August 5, 2019.

J&K cricketers accuse skipper Rasool of nepotism, call him a ‘dictato...

At least a dozen cricketers from the Kashmir Valley have presented a joint memorandum to the J&K Cricket Association (JKCA), accusing the team’s current skipper, Parvez Rasool, of “nepotism” and of “ruining careers of many talented young cricketers.”

Militants kill 2 policemen in Srinagar, LeT suspected to be behind attack

At least two police personnel were shot dead by militants in the busy Baghat area of Srinagar on Friday (February 19), the police said.

Post 4G restoration, DDC polls, foreign envoys to visit J&K this week

Days after the conclusion of the District Development Council (DDC) polls in J&K, a group of foreign envoys is due to visit the newly created Union Territory this week. This will be the third visit of envoys, including from European Union, since the scrapping of the special status of J&K in August 2019.

‘Under house arrest,’ tweets Omar, calls it ‘Centre’s new mod...

Omar Abdullah, National Conference Vice-President took to twitter on Sunday to claim that he and his family, including his father and Member of Parliament, Farooq Abdullah, have been locked up in their homes by the authorities with no explanation. The former chief minister also mocked the Central government’s “new model of democracy” and said ‘this is the ‘naya/new J&K after Aug 2019’.

J&K will get statehood at ‘appropriate time’, Amit Shah tells Lok Sabha

Jammu and Kashmir will be given statehood “at an appropriate time”, Amit Shah told the Lok Sabha during a discussion on the J&K Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, on Saturday (February 13)

Bollywood aims to shoot more films in Kashmir, but can it improve its image?

Bollywood is planning to revive film shooting in the Kashmir Valley. Several big banner directors and producers, on a recent visit to Kashmir, expressed their longing to shoot more films in the beautiful valleys and meadows at regular intervals than before. But it is not going to be a cakewalk for multiple reasons.

Sajad Lone quits Gupkar Alliance for ‘breach of trust between partners’

Sajad Lone pulled out of J&K's Gupkar Alliance, on Tuesday  (January 19), dealing the first blow to the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD)


Shah meets heads of various Hindu mutts in poll-bound Kerala

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Congress issues second list for 3 seats in Phase 1 of Assam polls

Guwahati: The AICC on Sunday issued the second list of three candidates for the prestigious Titabor, Dhakuakhana and Naoboicha assembly constituencies of Assam, which goes to polls in the first phase on March 27.

Vaccine efficacy: What’s holding India back from ramping up genome sequencing

As vaccines are being rolled out across the world, and there are apprehensions regarding their effectiveness, genome sequencing would provide valuable inputs to tweak vaccine design.

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DDC polls opened democratic processes in J&K: Omar Abdullah

In the wake of a stupendous performance of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) in the District Development Council (DDC) polls, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah has said while the election was the only “democratic” option left for regional parties to show their strength, the results prove that the ...

Galwan heroes likely to be honoured posthumously on Republic Day

Colonel B Santosh Babu and some of the other Indian Army personnel killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year are expected to be honoured with gallantry awards on Republic Day, sources said on Monday. The Galwan Valley incident marked one of the most serious military conflicts between the two sides in decades.

Army captain staged Shopian encounter for ₹20 lakh reward: Police

The Army captain who was involved in the alleged fake encounter in Shopian in July last year in which three youths were killed, had hatched a conspiracy along with two civilians with the motive of "grabbing" a reward money of ₹20 lakh and also fired at the victims even before his men could lay a cordon of the area, according to a police charge sheet.

Pakistani terror groups are now cyber-recruiting in J&K: Officials

Security crackdowns have made terror groups change their modus operandi for carrying out recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir. Instead of establishing physical contact with their prospective recruits, the terror groups too now have resorted to using the cyber space.

Srinagar: Militants kill jeweller weeks after he got domicile certificate

Suspected militants on Thursday (December 31) shot dead a 70-year-old jeweller seller in Srinagar, which became the first incident of killing in Kashmir for allegedly having obtained a certificate under the new domicile law a few weeks ago, reported The Indian Express.

PDP leader Parra paid ₹10 lakh to Hizbul via DySP Davinder, says NIA

A probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed that Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Waheed Ur Rehman Parra allegedly paid money to Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, according to report.

Shopian encounter: J&K police file charge-sheet against Army officer, 2 others

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have filed a charge-sheet against three people, including an Army officer, in the Shopian alleged fake encounter killings of three civilians in July this year, officials said on Sunday (December 27). The charge-sheet was filed in the court of Principal District and Sessions judge Shopian on Saturday by the head of th...

People have not forgotten Article 370, it lives in our heart: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday (December 23) said she will not contest any election until Article 370 was restored.

DDC polls: PAGD bags 100 plus seats, BJP single largest party with 73

Srinagar/jammu: The seven-party Gupkar alliance led by Farooq Abdullah was ahead in the seat tally in the maiden District Development Council polls in Jammu and Kashmir by winning or leading in 112 seats out of 280 on Tuesday (December 22), followed by the BJP which emerged as the single largest party as it won 73 seats including three in the Kashmir valley for th...

Militant arrested during encounter in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Srinagar: A militant was arrested in an injured condition during an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.

Two LeT militants killed amid DDC elections in J&K’s Poonch district

A gun fight broke out between Lashkar-e-Taiba militants and security forces and police on Sunday (December 13), during the sixth phase of polling for DDC elections, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Voting underway in 6th phase of DDC polls in J&K

Srinagar: Polling for the sixth phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir began on a dull note as fog and chilly weather due to snowfall kept most people indoors early on Sunday, officials said.

Contesting DDC polls only way to stand up to BJP, its proxies: Mehbooba Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba, has said that boycotting the District Development Council (DDC) polls would have left the “field open for BJP and its proxies”. Mufti’s party is a part of the People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a collective of regional parties which has demand...

Cop, civilian injured as militants open fire at police in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two people, including a civilian, were injured after militants opened fire on a police party here on Sunday, police said. The incident took place in Hawal area of the city, they said. Militants opened fire on the police party at Hawal Chowk, resulting in injuries to a policeman and a civilian. They have been taken to the hospital, a police of...

Gupkar gang never gave refugees right to vote: Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani took a swipe at Mehbooba Mufti of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) by accusing the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for not extending voting powers to Pakistani refugees, who have pride in the Indian flag

Shehla Rashid’s father alleges threat from daughter, wants her probed

Jammu: Student activist Shehla Rashid's estranged father Abdul Rashid Shora on Monday alleged life threat from his daughter, besides demanding that a probe be initiated into her NGOs.

Voting underway in 2nd phase of DDC polls in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Polling got underway Tuesday morning in the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir amid chilly conditions and tight security arrangements, officials said here. "Polling began at 7.00 am. Initial reports suggest that only a few people have so far turned out at polling stations due to early morning winter...

BJP wants to ban my party because I raise my voice: Mufti

Two days after Mehbooba Mufti alleged that she was not allowed to meet an arrested youth leader of her party, the PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister on Sunday (November 29) accused the BJP of muzzling dissent and attempting to ban her party. “They are trying to get to me. They want to ban my party. Because I raise my voice, I ...

Detained again, alleges Mehbooba Mufti; says daughter under house arrest

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday (November 27) alleged that she has been “illegally detained” again and her daughter Iltija put under house arrest, when they tried visiting the family of PDP youth wing president Waheed Parra, who was arrested by NIA on Wednesday (November 25) in a terror case. “Ive b...

Govt cites ‘security reasons’ to deny info on J&K telecom suspension...

The Union home ministry has cited "security scenario" to justify its refusal to share details about the suspension of telecom and internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has stated this in a letter to Lok Sabha General Secretary Snehlata Shrivastava.