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Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday (July 13) mocked the cleanliness drive at the Parliament complex, saying it was one of ...

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3 years after Wani’s death, Valley at the crossroads of hate

Srinagar: Before the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen’s charismatic 22-year-old commander Burhan Wani on July 8 in 2016, the Indian Army was building guest houses, a lot of them, almost at every big base in Kashmir valley. It's a fact admitted by a former General Officer Commanding of the Chinar Corps. The Jammu and Kashmir police, which broke the backbone of...

Third batch of 4,823 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath shrine

Jammu: The third batch of 4,823 Amarnath pilgrims left a base camp here on Tuesday (July 2) for the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir. As many as 8,403 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine in the Himalayas till Monday (July 1) evening, officials said. Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have so far registered for the 46-day...

Oppn demands early assembly elections in J&K

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday (July 1) accused the BJP-led central government of "betraying" the people of Jammu and Kashmir by imposing the President's rule in the state and demanded early Assembly elections there. Initiating the debate on statutory resolution to extend the President's rule, Congress member Viplove Thakur questioned why assembly elect...

Amarnath yatra begins, Guv Malik participates in Pratham Pooja

Srinagar/Jammu: The annual Amarnath yatra to the 3880-metre high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas began on Monday (July 1) amid tight security arrangements as Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the Pratham Pooja (first prayer) and prayed for peace in the state, officials said. "The yatra began this (Monday) morning from both the routes as the f...

What about Kashmiri Pandits’ return, Cong asks Amit Shah

The Lok Sabha on Friday (June 28) passed a resolution to extend the President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir by another six months. After Amit Shah moved the resolution for President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, he blamed India's first Prime Minister Nehru for the Kashmir crisis, drawing vociferous opposition from Congress members in the House. ...

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Shah reviews security in J&K; meets kin of cop killed in Anantnag terror attack

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired the unified headquarters meeting of the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the overall security situation in the state, officials said. The Home minister, who is on a two-day visit to the state, reviewed the overall security situation in the state with special emphasis on restoration...

Amit Shah reviews security situation in J&K on his maiden official visit

Srinagar: Signifying the importance given to Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday chose the state for his maiden visit after assuming office and reviewed the security situation. Breaking away from protocol, Governor Satya Pal Malik, accompanied by his advisors and some top officials of ...

Sniffer dogs deployed to track terrorists in J&K’s Kishtwar

Jammu and Kashmir: Sniffer dogs were pressed into service as a massive search operation to track down suspected terrorists in a forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district continued for the second day on Saturday (June 22), officials said. The Army and police had launched a search operation in the forest area near Keshwan village early on Friday (June 21)...

Operations in J&K being conducted in professional manner: Army

The Army on Thursday (June 20) said its operations in Jammu and Kashmir are conducted in a professional and dedicated manner and the force has a code of conduct which values human dignity. "We have a very strong code of conduct which values human dignity and the values of the society. So I wish to assure you that all the operations by the Army i...

J&K launches outreach programme; bureaucrats to spend time in villages

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday launched its ambitious outreach programme, 'Back to the Village', as a part of which bureaucrats will spend the next 36 hours in different panchayats, gathering feedback from people on development of their areas, an official spokesperson said. The eight-day programme, from June 20-27, is being organi...

Cong slams govt over terror attacks in J&K, demands answer for intel failure

New Delhi: The Congress hits out at the Centre on Wednesday over the deaths of soldiers in recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Modi government will have to answer for the 'intelligence failure'. Four soldiers have been killed in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir — Major Ketan Sharma, Rifleman Anil Kumar Jaswal, Havildar Amarjeet Kum...

2 militants killed in encounter in Pulwama district

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs' Pulwama district on Friday (June 14), police said. According to a police official, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in the district in south Kashmir after receiving intelligence input about presence o...

2 CRPF personnel among 7 killed in terrorist attack in J&K

Srinagar: Terrorists on Wednesday (June 12) carried out an attack on a busy road in Anantnag district of South Kashmir killing at least two CRPF personnel and injuring five others including an inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police, officials said here. They said at least two terrorists attacked a patrol party of the CRPF on the busy KP Road in Anantnag wi...

Security forces kill terrorist in gunfight in Sopore

A terrorist has been killed in an overnight gunfight with security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, a police official said on Wednesday (June 12). The exchange of fire began during a search operation launched by security forces on Tuesday (June 11) evening after they received information that terrorists were prese...

Two terrorists killed in encounter in J&K’s Shopian district

Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday (June 11), police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Awneera area of Shopian in early hours after receiving information about presence of terrorists there, a police spokesperson said. He said the sea...

Encounter between militants, security forces under way in J&Ks Anantnag

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (June 8) morning, a police official said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Verinag area of the south Kashmir district following specific information about the presence of militants there, the official said. ...

Five militants from Kulgam shun path of violence, surrender: Police

Srinagar: Five youths from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, who had joined militancy, shunned the path of violence and surrendered, police said Saturday. “Five youths, who had joined different terror outfits, shunned the path of violence and returned to the mainstream following efforts by their families and police,” a police official said. He did ...

Modi can now play decisive role on Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: The overwhelming mandate to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given him an opportunity to play a decisive role in the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on May 31 (Friday). Farooq expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's offer of dialogue would be seriously considered by the new ...

Two suspected spies arrested outside Army camp in Jammu

Jammu: Two persons, suspected to be spying for Pakistan, were arrested on Tuesday (May 28) while they were shooting videos and taking photographs outside an Army camp here, officials said. The suspected spies were handed over to the police and are being questioned at a joint interrogation centre, the officials said. They said an army patrol noticed ...

Pulwama, Shopian hobble past finish line on last leg of election

Pulwama: Amid heightened security, with unprecedented deployment of security forces and internet shutdown, Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency recorded an abysmal voting percentage. Upto 3 pm, Pulwama and Shopian districts saw 1.91 per cent and 2.64 per cent voter turnout respectively, according to the chief electoral office, Ja...

Mehbooba’s PDP battles broken promises, faces uphill task in Pulwama, Shopian

Pulwama: A stark difference between the elections in the Kashmir Valley and the rest of India is the absence of large scale political campaigns and people rallying behind their leaders. The streets wear no sign of political activism. No banners. No loud talks. Military presence and police surveillance are a given in the Valley. Perhaps, as people say, le...

Pulwama attack: Villagers near blast site struggle to rebuild lives

Pulwama: At around 3.30 pm on February 14, Adil Ahmad Dar rammed his SUV loaded with explosives into a bus carrying paramilitary forces, killing a troop of 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers. It was one of the deadliest terror attacks in decades in the disputed region of Kashmir. While the incident shook the nation, it also shattered the liv...

Three militants killed in encounter in Shopian

Srinagar: Three unidentified militants were on Friday (May 3) killed in an encounter with security forces in poll-bound Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said. An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian following a cordon and search operation in the early hours, an Army official said. He sa...

BJP won’t part with Kashmir, allow a separate PM in India: Amit Shah

Tasgaon: Kashmir is an integral part of India and it would continue to remain so as long as the BJP exists, party president Amit Shah said here on April 17. Shah’s remarks came at a poll rally, in response to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s recent suggestion of having a separate prime minister for Kashmir. “No one can take away Kashmir from us...

Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Shopian

Srinagar: An encounter broke out on Saturday (April 13) between terrorists and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Based on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Gahand area of Shopian in south Kashmir, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, a police official said. H...