Articles about Jammu

National Conference leader TS Wazir cremated in Jammu

11 Sep 2021

National Conference leader TS Wazir cremated in Jammu

Thousands of people including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday attended the last rites of prominent National Conference leader TS Wazir in Jammu as various organizations demanded a CBI probe into his murder in Delhi.

After new policy, J&K finalizes investments worth Rs. 23,000 crore

07 Aug 2021

After new policy, J&K finalizes investments worth Rs. 23,000 crore

Jammu and Kashmir has finalized investment projects worth Rs. 23,000 crore, four months after a new industrial policy was notified, and more investments are on the way.

Padma Shri awardee Dogri writer Padma Sachdev passes away

04 Aug 2021

Padma Shri awardee Dogri writer Padma Sachdev passes away

Noted author and Padma Shri awardee Padma Sachdev, the first modern woman poet of Dogri language, passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, an official of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages said.

J&K Police shoots down drone in Akhnoor, 5kg IED found

23 Jul 2021

J&K Police shoots down drone in Akhnoor, 5kg IED found

The Jammu and Kashmir Police today shot down a hexacopter drone in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

14 Jul 2021

BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

On Tuesday night, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired at a drone spotted in the Arnia sector along the international border in Jammu.

Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

29 Jun 2021

Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

A drone was spotted by the Indian Army at three locations in Jammu, including the Sunjuwan military station, in the early hours of Tuesday - marking the third day in a row that such an incident took place.

Alert soldiers thwart possible drone attack on a military station

28 Jun 2021

Alert soldiers thwart possible drone attack on a military station

A fresh attempt to attack a military installation with the help of drones was foiled by alert Army sentries at the Ratnuchak-Kaluchak station who fired at the aerial vehicles that flew away.

Possible drone attack at Jammu airport; 2 IAF personnel injured

27 Jun 2021

Possible drone attack at Jammu airport; 2 IAF personnel injured

Two low-intensity explosions were reported in the technical area of the Jammu Air Force Station, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said in a statement on Sunday.

I didn't lose hope, says CRPF commando abducted by Naxals

17 Apr 2021

I didn't lose hope, says CRPF commando abducted by Naxals

For CRPF commando Rakeshwar Manhas, patience was the key to his survival as he spent five days in a Chhattisgarh jungle after being taken captive by Naxals following an ambush that killed 22 members of his team.

Rape accused on the run for nine years arrested

14 Apr 2021

Rape accused on the run for nine years arrested

A man on the run for the last nine years after registration of a rape-cum-abduction case against him in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district was arrested on Tuesday.

Leopard strays into posh Jammu locality, injures three

06 Apr 2021

Leopard strays into posh Jammu locality, injures three

An adult leopard on Tuesday strayed into a posh locality of Jammu and attacked and injured three persons including two Wildlife Department officials before being captured in a rescue operation lasting over two hours.

Soldier eyes Guinness record, begins 4,300-km run under 50 days

03 Apr 2021

Soldier eyes Guinness record, begins 4,300-km run under 50 days

Indian soldier Naik Velu is all set to make his 30th birthday memorable as he left for a mission to enter his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, a distance of about 4,300 km, under 50 days.

Jammu: Three booked for duping man of Rs. 1.92 crore

06 Mar 2021

Jammu: Three booked for duping man of Rs. 1.92 crore

Three persons, including a woman, were booked on Saturday by the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly duping a man of Rs. 1.92 crore on the pretext of selling him a house in a posh area in Jammu, officials said.

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

28 Dec 2020

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

Several places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, recorded their minimum temperature below the five-degree Celsius mark on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting severe cold wave in parts of the region later this week and warning of dense fog.

Dry weather to continue till Christmas in Kashmir: Weather Department

23 Dec 2020

Dry weather to continue till Christmas in Kashmir: Weather Department

Cold waves intensified in Kashmir with a drop in minimum temperatures in most parts of the Valley, while the weather department predicted the cold and dry weather to continue till Christmas Day.

J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

23 Dec 2020

J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

Although the final results of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been declared yet, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has won big.

'Chillai-Kalan' begins on dry note in Kashmir

21 Dec 2020

'Chillai-Kalan' begins on dry note in Kashmir

Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day harshest winter period, began in Kashmir on Monday on a dry note even as there was an improvement in the minimum temperature across the Valley, India Meteorological Department officials said.

J&K: Four suspected Jaish terrorists eliminated, had "big plan"

19 Nov 2020

J&K: Four suspected Jaish terrorists eliminated, had "big plan"

In what qualifies as a massive win for security forces, four suspected terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed were neutralized this morning in a gun battle on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Nagrota.

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

22 Jul 2020

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday announced a lockdown in most regions of the Kashmir Valley to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Ajay Pandita: 30 years on, Pandits still unsafe in Valley

11 Jun 2020

Ajay Pandita: 30 years on, Pandits still unsafe in Valley

30 years ago, Kashmiri Pandits fled the Valley, in search of peace as their native place was burnt and destroyed by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

28 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

01 Apr 2020

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

The Centre has redefined the domicile laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new regulations, a person who has resided in the Union Territory for over 15 years can be a domicile.

Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

30 Dec 2019

Internet shutdowns and the broken dream of Digital India

In the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has become more aggressive with internet shutdowns.

#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

2019 has been quite the year: Narendra Modi returned to power, Jammu and Kashmir had its special status stripped, and the students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia triggered a nationwide movement like the Opposition never could.

Ladakh: Mobile internet services restored in Kargil after 145 days

27 Dec 2019

Ladakh: Mobile internet services restored in Kargil after 145 days

145 days after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under lockdown, mobile internet services were restored in Kargil district of Ladakh on Friday.

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

14 Dec 2019

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Meet GC Murmu, the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir

31 Oct 2019

Meet GC Murmu, the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir

Nearly three months after the special status was withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir, the newly-formed Union Territory got its new chief on Thursday.

India's map has changed, J&K officially split into two UTs

31 Oct 2019

India's map has changed, J&K officially split into two UTs

From midnight today, the state of Jammu and Kashmir ceased to exist and was officially split into two Union Territories, namely Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

After Kashmir trip, EU delegation says we support India

30 Oct 2019

After Kashmir trip, EU delegation says we support India

23 members of the European Union (EU) were among the "lucky ones" who were allowed to visit Kashmir, the region which has been on edge since August 5 after Article 370 was negated.

EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

29 Oct 2019

EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.

Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada dons explosive vest; threatens Modi again

23 Oct 2019

Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada dons explosive vest; threatens Modi again

Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada on Tuesday launched another threat against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a social media post where she is seen wearing an explosive vest.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

Shah says Omar and Mehbooba have been detained under PSA

15 Oct 2019

Shah says Omar and Mehbooba have been detained under PSA

The continued detention of politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, more than two months after Article 370 was rescinded, has raised concerns.

Xi Jinping, Modi to discuss terror, border at informal summit

11 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping, Modi to discuss terror, border at informal summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Friday for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Their last informal summit took place in China's Wuhan last year, where PM Modi extended an invitation to Xi.

Why sign bond, Mufti's daughter questions manner of releasing politicians

10 Oct 2019

Why sign bond, Mufti's daughter questions manner of releasing politicians

Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday slammed the Centre, once again, for imposing conditions before releasing the politicians of Kashmir.

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

10 Oct 2019

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

For the last two months, Jammu and Kashmir has been under a never-seen-before security blanket. Thousands of Army personnel were sent to the northernmost state, shops were shut, and communication modes snapped to deal with any violent backlash of the Article 370 decision.

Shehla Rashid quits electoral politics, cites Kashmiris' suppression as reason

09 Oct 2019

Shehla Rashid quits electoral politics, cites Kashmiris' suppression as reason

The lockdown in Kashmir is unfortunate and the announcement of Block Development Council elections a sham, feels activist-turned-politician Shehla Rashid.

Tourists can visit J&K from Thursday as administration lifts curbs

08 Oct 2019

Tourists can visit J&K from Thursday as administration lifts curbs

Two months after tourists of Jammu and Kashmir were asked to leave, the border state is opening its arms for them again.