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16-Jul-2019 Leh

Climate change stripping Ladakh of its very identity

Blame global warming, and Ladakh is one of those places where its more evident than elsewhere. Extending from the Siachen glacier to the Himalayas, the picturesque region evokes mental imagery of Buddhist architecture and snow-laden surroundings. Now, both...

14-Jul-2019 Anantnag

National Conference leader's police guard shot dead by militants

The personal security guard of a National Conference leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district was shot dead by militants on Sunday, police said.Police sources said that the attack took place in Hiller village of Kokernag area of Anantnag in the afternoon...

14-Jul-2019 Ganderbal

Over 200 sheep, goats killed by lightning in J&K

Over 200 sheep and goats were killed by lightning in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, officials said on Sunday.Lightning struck a large flock of sheep and goats on Saturday evening in pastures of Poshkar Wangat area, officials said."Over 200 sheep...

13-Jul-2019 Jammu

Over 1.73 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 13 days

Another batch of pilgrims left Jammu on Sunday for the Valley as over 1.73 lakh Yatris performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 13 days.Officials said 1,73,978 Yatris had Darshan inside the holy Cave shrine during the last 13 days since the Yatra...

13-Jul-2019 Jammu

Five killed, three injured in J&K road accident

Five people were killed while three were injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Saturday.Police said that a taxi carrying passengers from Ukhral village to Alinbass went out of the driver's control and dropped into a deep gorge.Three...

13-Jul-2019 Srinagar

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent separatistcalled protests in connection with the Martyrs Day.July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central...

12-Jul-2019 Srinagar

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Authorities imposed restrictions in an area in Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist protests on the death anniversary of a local militant.Police sources said restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta area of Old City Srinagar on the second death anniversary...

11-Jul-2019 Srinagar

Solution of Kashmir issue must satisfy all : Farooq Abdullah

The Kashmir problem needs a political solution and this must satisfy all stakeholders, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday.Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a function here, the National Conference MP said: "Kashmir...

08-Jul-2019 Jammu

Over 95K pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 7 days

Over 95,000 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in the last seven days, officials said. However, no fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed to move from here on Monday due to the law and order situation.Separatists have called for a protest shutdown...

07-Jul-2019 Jammu

Over 81,000 perform Amarnath Yatra in six days

At least 81,630 pilgrims have performed this year's Amarnath Yatra since it began on July 1, while another batch of 4,773 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for Kashmir Valley, officials said.The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys."Of...

06-Jul-2019 Jammu

Over 67,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra

Over 67,000 pilgrims performed the Amarnath Yatra during the first five days while another batch of 5,124 yatris left Jammu on Saturday, officials said.The yatris on Saturday left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys for the Kashmir Valley....

05-Jul-2019 Jammu

50K complete 'darshan' at Amarnath, as 5K more set outj

A batch of 4,722 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra as 50,483 devotees completed 'darshan' at the cave shrine till Thursday.While 2,147 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy for the Baltal base camp,...

05-Jul-2019 Srinagar

One militant killed in J&K gunfight

One militant was killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said."The identity of the slain militant is being ascertained. Firing exchanges have stopped but search operations are going on," police...

02-Jul-2019 Jammu

Three killed, four injured in J&K road accident

Three people were killed and four injured on Tuesday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.The accident took place at 1 a.m. when a van travelling to Ghagwal from Samba town rammed into an army vehicle at Sandh Bari on the highway."Three...

01-Jul-2019 Jammu

33 killed, 22 injured in J&K road accident

Thirty three people were killed and 22 injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, an official said.The accident took place at 8.40 a.m. when a mini bus travelling from Keshwan area to Kishtwar town went out of the driver's...

01-Jul-2019 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra begins, over 7,500 pilgrims head for cave shrine

Over 7,500 pilgrims are headed to the Himalayan cave shrine to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra as it began on Monday amid hightended security, police said.A second batch of 4,417 pilgrims left Jammu for the cave after a first batch of over 2,000 pilgrims...

30-Jun-2019 Srinagar

'Dangal' girl Zaira quits Bollywood over 'damaged peace, imaan'

Zaira Wasim, the Kashmiri girl who became famous overnight after her superb debut in Aamir Khan's Bollywood blockbuster "Dangal" on Sunday said she has decided to say goodbye to her film career as "relationship with my religion threatened".In a detailed post...

27-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Amit Shah wants zero tolerance towards terrorism, terrorists

Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday told the security forces that there should be zero tolerance towards terrorism and terrorists.Briefing the media about the details of Shah's two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, A.P. Maheshwari, Special Secretary in the...

27-Jun-2019 Jammu

11 students killed in accident in J&K's Mughal Road

Eleven students of a private computer training institute were killed while seven others were injured on Thursday in a road accident on Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.Police sources said 11 students, including nine girls, were killed and...

27-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Amit Shah calls for effective counter insurgency measures

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday emphasised on the need for restoration of peace and effective counter insurgency measures to deal with elements inimical to normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.On the second day of his two-day visit to the state, the BJP...

27-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Amit Shah visits family of slain policeman in Srinagar

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday visited the family of slain policeman Arshad Khan in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district.Amit Shah arrived at the Balgarden locality residence of the slain Station House Officer's family.The Home Minister offered...

26-Jun-2019 Srinagar/New Delhi

Uproot graft at top level, Amit Shah tells J&K babus

In the wake of J&K Bank scandal in the valley, the Home Minister Amit Shah has instructed the state Chief Secretary to take tough measures to uproot corruption at the top level.Shah, during his first visit to the Valley as Home Minister, asked the Governer...

26-Jun-2019 Pulwama

Zakir Musa's successor killed in Tral gunfight

The chief of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) outfit was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with security forces in Tral forest area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.The police said: "Chief of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Shabir Ahmad Malik son of Abdul Ahad Malik...

26-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Amit Shah arrives in J&K for two-day visit

BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday to start his two-day maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking over as the Union Home Minister.A Border Security Force (BSF) plane carrying the Home Minister landed at the technical area of Srinagar...

23-Jun-2019 Shopian

Four more Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind militants shot dead in J&K

Four militants of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.This was the second gunfight with AGH militants this month and came within a month of the new outfit's commander Zakir...

23-Jun-2019 Rajouri

Five killed as vehicle falls into gorge in J&K

Five people were killed and five others injured after a passenger vehicle fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday, police said.The accident occurred at Kewal on the Budhal-Rajouri road after the driver lost control of the vehicle."The...

23-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Four 'IS-inspired' militants killed in J&K gunfight

Four "Islamic State-inspired" militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.Following the gunfight, Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh told reporters that the four militants...

23-Jun-2019 Shopian

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Two militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said."Bodies of the slain militants have been recovered along with their weapons. Their identities and group affiliations are being...

22-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Prakash Javadekar hails DTH, cable networks, hands out STBs

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has said DTH (direct-to-home) and cable networks have revolutionised dissemination of information, education and entertainment.Speaking at an event, here on Saturday, organised for free distribution...

22-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Separatist Hurriyat leaders ready for talks, says J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Saturday that the separatist Hurriyat leaders are ready for talks with the government.Speaking at a function in Srinagar during the distribution of free-to-air Doordarshan set-top boxes to border residents,...

22-Jun-2019 Srinagar

JeM militant killed in J&K's Baramulla gunfight

A Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.The militant, identified as Luqman, was killed in the encounter in Boniyar area of Uri sector...

22-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Separatist Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Saturday in Srinagar.A spokesman of the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat said a police party arrived at the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on the city outskirts and informed...

19-Jun-2019 Anantnag

Clashes erupt during anti-militancy operation in Anantnag

Clashes erupted between stone pelting youths and the security forces on Wednesday during an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.Police sources said security forces started a cordon and search operation in Arwani village of Bijbehara...

18-Jun-2019 Pahalgam

2 killed, 5 injured in J&K river rafting accident

Two people were killed and five others injured on Tuesday in a rafting accident in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.Tourism Department officials said that two people were killed and five injured during a rafting accident in Lidder...

18-Jun-2019 Anantnag

4 soldiers lost in one day, as key Pulwama attack man killed

The Indian Army on Tuesday killed yet another militant linked to the Pulwama attack that took away the lives of 40 CRPF troopers earlier this year. Despite losing four soldiers in past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army was successful in killing the...

17-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Senior police officer breaks down carrying son of martyred inspector

A heart rending picture of a senior police officer breaking down while carrying the son of martyred inspector, Arshad Khan went viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.The picture taken during the wreath laying ceremony in district police...

17-Jun-2019 Pulwama

Nine soldiers injured in IED attack on army patrol in J&K

Nine soldiers suffered minor injuries after militants attacked an army vehicle with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, officials said."A failed attempt was made to attack a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 Rashtriya...

17-Jun-2019 Anantnag

Major, militant killed, three soldiers injured in J&K gunfight

An Indian army major and a militant were killed and three soldiers including another major injured in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday.Earlier, police sources had said two militants had...

14-Jun-2019 Pulwama

Suspected LeT militants killed in J&K

Two suspected Lashkar militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.The holed up militants were killed in the encounter in Graw-Bandina village of Awantipora."Two militants believed...

14-Jun-2019 Kargil

20TH Anniversary of The Victory at Kargil

The year 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation VIJAY’ popularly known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The Nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory...

12-Jun-2019 Anantnag

5 CRPF troopers, 1 militant killed in Anantnag attack

Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and one militant were killed while four others, including one civilian and three security men, were injured following a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday.Among the slain CRPF troopers,...

10-Jun-2019 Shopian

Two AGH militants killed in gunfight in J&K Shopian

Two local militants belonging to Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) outfit were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.Police sources said bodies of two slain militants have been recovered along with their...

10-Jun-2019 Ganderbal

Kashmiri Pandits throng Kheer Bhawani, pray for peace

Kashmiri Pandits started arriving at the Kheer Bhawani temple in Tullamulla town on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district to attend the annual festival.Officials said 85 buses carrying the pilgrims arrived late on Sunday at the temple to spend the...

09-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir: Test of India's national security policy

Kashmir has, in recent years, become the fulcrum not only of India's internal security but also of India-Pakistan relations and our foreign policy at large. It goes to the credit of the Modi government that the problem of Kashmir was first put in its right perspective...

08-Jun-2019 Anantnag

JeM militant killed in J&K gunfight

One Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant was killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.According to police sources, the slain militant has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad of Anantnag's Dooru...

08-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Nine killed in Leh road accident

Nine people were killed on Saturday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh district.Police said the tragedy occured when a truck went out of the driver's control at Lamayuru in Leh district."The truck plunged into a deep gorge killing nine people who...

07-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Religious war supersedes insurgency in Kashmir

The Indian deep state alarmed over the widespread toxicity of Islamic indoctrination in the Valley of Kashmir, in the main south Kashmir has changed tack on the prism from which it is viewing rising levels of local militancy.Despite over 100 kills this year,...

07-Jun-2019 Pulwama

Deserter SPOs among 4 militants killed in Pulwama

Four militants, including two special police officers (SPOs) who decamped with weapons, were killed hours later on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.Two of the slain militants were identified...

05-Jun-2019 Srinagar

India, Pakistan must start new chapter: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Senior religious and separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to start "a new chapter" and told the Modi government that the Kashmir issue needed "a peaceful and political solution".Delivering the Eid sermon at the historic...

04-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Centre trying to inflict emotional partition of J&K : Mehbooba Mufti

Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that instead of allowing old wounds to heal, the Modi government was  inflicting another emotional partition of Jammu and Kashmir.Reacting to media reports...

03-Jun-2019 Jammu

Security forces will soon end militancy in Kishtwar : Dilbag Singh

Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said on Monday that security forces will soon end militancy in Kishtwar district.Speaking to the media during  his visit to the Mendhar border area in Poonch district, the officer said...

03-Jun-2019 Shopian

Militant, overground worker killed in Shopian shootout

 One militant and an overground worker (OGW) of militants were killed in a shootout on Monday between the security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian  district.Police sources said a patrol party of the Rashtriya Rifles was fired upon...

03-Jun-2019 Srinagar

Governor visits DPS, Srinagar, Inaugurates Learning Resource Centre

Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a newly constructed building of the Learning Resource Centre for the specially abled children at the Delhi Public School, Srinagar, here today.Governor went round the building and inspected the teaching learning facilities...

31-May-2019 Shopian/Kishtwar

Five militants killed, two policemen injured in Kashmir

Five militants were killed and two policemen injured on Friday in three gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir.Police sources said security forces carried out an operation in Midoora village of Tral area of Pulwama district where militants hiding in a house opened...

31-May-2019 Srinagar

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Two militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.The gunfight took place in an orchard area of the Dragad-Sugan village after security forces surrounded the area following information...

30-May-2019 Sopore

Two Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed in Sopore

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.Police sources said the killings took place in Dangarpora village in Sopore area."Exact identity of the slain militants...

29-May-2019 Kulgam

Over 50 injured in clashes at Kulgam gunfight site

More than 50 civilian protesters were injured on Wednesday in clashes with security forces near the site of a gunfight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.As soon as the firing exchanges started between the security forces and the holed-up...

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