Articles about Jammu And Kashmir

Located majorly in the Himalayan Range, Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. The region has been the centre of territorial conflict among India, Pakistan and China and has been given special autonomous status by the Constitution of India under Article 370. Jammu is the winter capital of the region with Srinagar being the summer capital.

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.

Low-key Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions

21 Jul 2021

Low-key Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions

Kashmir witnessed low-key celebrations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, as prayers were not held at the major mosques and shrines of Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

Hizbul chief's 2 sons among 11 J&K government employees sacked

11 Jul 2021

Hizbul chief's 2 sons among 11 J&K government employees sacked

The two sons of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin were reportedly among 11 government employees removed from the Jammu and Kashmir administration recently.

PDP to shun J&K's delimitation exercise; says 'outcome pre-planned'

06 Jul 2021

PDP to shun J&K's delimitation exercise; says 'outcome pre-planned'

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said that it will stay away from the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir as the same has been "pre-planned."

J&K: PDP writes to Delimitation Commission, refusing to meet panel

06 Jul 2021

J&K: PDP writes to Delimitation Commission, refusing to meet panel

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by former CM Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday decided to not meet the Delimitation Commission, saying the body lacks constitutional and legal mandate and is part of the overall process of political disempowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Disappointed over outcome of PM-led all-party meeting on J&K: PAGD

05 Jul 2021

Disappointed over outcome of PM-led all-party meeting on J&K: PAGD

The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Monday expressed disappointment over the outcome of the recent all-party meeting on J&K chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying there was a lack of substantial confidence-building measures like the release of political and other prisoners.

Two men arrested for stealing cars in Delhi

05 Jul 2021

Two men arrested for stealing cars in Delhi

Two men have been arrested from Central Delhi in connection with stealing cars in the national capital and selling them in Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

Indian military developing capabilities to deal with drone threat

01 Jul 2021

Indian military developing capabilities to deal with drone threat

The easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges and the Indian military is developing capabilities to effectively deal with the threats, be it from state-sponsored elements or by states themselves, Army Chief General MM Naravane said on Thursday.

Modi chairs high-level meeting after Jammu blast; drone policy expected

30 Jun 2021

Modi chairs high-level meeting after Jammu blast; drone policy expected

India is looking forward to formulating a drone policy in a bid to avoid terror attacks such as the one on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir.

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.

J&K: SAD leader involves Centre in Sikh women's 'forced conversion'

28 Jun 2021

J&K: SAD leader involves Centre in Sikh women's 'forced conversion'

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the alleged forced religious conversion and marriage of Sikh women in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

LeT commander Nadeem Abrar, involved in several killings, arrested

28 Jun 2021

LeT commander Nadeem Abrar, involved in several killings, arrested

Nadeem Abrar, a top-level commander of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has been arrested by the police from Narbal area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Crude bomb found in Jammu after drone attack at airport

27 Jun 2021

Crude bomb found in Jammu after drone attack at airport

The same day that twin explosions shook the Jammu Air Force Station, a crude bomb was found in the city, authorities said Sunday.

J&K to get statehood 'at right time,' says PM Modi

24 Jun 2021

J&K to get statehood 'at right time,' says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi meets J&K leaders. What happened so far?

24 Jun 2021

PM Modi meets J&K leaders. What happened so far?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to hold discussions.

PM Modi set to chair all-party meet on J&K today

24 Jun 2021

PM Modi set to chair all-party meet on J&K today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a crucial meeting with political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir at his Delhi residence at 3 pm today.

J&K: Gupkar alliance says will participate in PM Modi's meeting

22 Jun 2021

J&K: Gupkar alliance says will participate in PM Modi's meeting

The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) today said its leader will take part in the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24.

J&K statehood: What will happen at Modi's June 24 meet?

20 Jun 2021

J&K statehood: What will happen at Modi's June 24 meet?

The central government had on Saturday invited top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, for an all-party meeting on Thursday (June 24).

J&K: Centre to hold all-party meeting to discuss delimitation exercise

19 Jun 2021

J&K: Centre to hold all-party meeting to discuss delimitation exercise

The Centre will hold an all-party meeting on Jammu & Kashmir next week to discuss the delimitation process—redrawing and re-adjustment of constituencies—and has reached out to mainstream parties. This could eventually pave the way for Assembly elections.

Digvijay Singh said Congress could consider restoring Kashmir's special status

12 Jun 2021

Digvijay Singh said Congress could consider restoring Kashmir's special status

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the party could reconsider the current regime's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if it comes to power at the Centre, reports said citing an alleged audio chat on the Clubhouse app.

COVID-19: J&K village first in India to vaccinate all adults

08 Jun 2021

COVID-19: J&K village first in India to vaccinate all adults

A remote hamlet in the Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first village in India to vaccinate its entire adult population against the novel coronavirus.

In a first, NIM-JIMWS mountaineers jointly climb Mount Everest

02 Jun 2021

In a first, NIM-JIMWS mountaineers jointly climb Mount Everest

Three climbers from South Kashmir's Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIMWS) on Tuesday brought laurels to Jammu and Kashmir by scaling Mount Everest.

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

01 Jun 2021

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

A six-year-old girl's video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining of a huge burden of homework through online education triggered a policy change in Jammu and Kashmir to lighten the pressure on school kids.

118-year-old man gets vaccinated in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi

28 May 2021

118-year-old man gets vaccinated in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi

Centenarian Sher Mohammad says he feels more confident and protected after taking a COVID-19 vaccine shot and has appealed to people to get vaccinated to save themselves from the deadly virus.

J&K: 92 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in two prisons

17 May 2021

J&K: 92 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in two prisons

Ninety-two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in two prisons of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday and asserted that all the positive cases are asymptomatic and have been isolated in separate barracks.

Eid-ul-Fitr on May 14; Kerala, J&K celebrating the festival today

13 May 2021

Eid-ul-Fitr on May 14; Kerala, J&K celebrating the festival today

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday across India barring Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Restrictions tightened in Kashmir over COVID-19 surge, Sehrai's death

06 May 2021

Restrictions tightened in Kashmir over COVID-19 surge, Sehrai's death

Normal life remained affected in many areas in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday with the imposition of the lockdown in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases.

Jammu: Active coronavirus cases saw seven-fold increase in a month

13 Apr 2021

Jammu: Active coronavirus cases saw seven-fold increase in a month

Jammu recorded a seven-fold increase in active coronavirus cases in nearly a month with figures shooting up from 211 to 1,582.

J&K: Seven terrorists killed by security forces in two encounters

09 Apr 2021

J&K: Seven terrorists killed by security forces in two encounters

Seven militants, including terror outfit Ansar Ghazwatul Hind Chief Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, were gunned down by security forces in two encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian and Pulwama districts, police said on Friday.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to build temple in J&K

01 Apr 2021

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to build temple in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday approved a proposal to allot nearly 25 hectares of land on lease basis for a period of 40 years to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to build a temple and its allied infrastructures in the union territory.

Mehbooba Mufti denied passport over 'national security' concerns

29 Mar 2021

Mehbooba Mufti denied passport over 'national security' concerns

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that she was denied a passport and termed a "threat to the nation" on the basis of a report by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Criminal Investigative Department (CID).

Six lakh pilgrims to participate in upcoming Amarnath Yatra

25 Mar 2021

Six lakh pilgrims to participate in upcoming Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Wednesday enjoined officers to undertake preparations for an expected footfall of six lakh pilgrims during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

Snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, over 300 vehicles stranded

23 Mar 2021

Snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, over 300 vehicles stranded

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday following snowfall in Jawahar Tunnel area and multiple landslides between Banihal and Chanderkote, officials said.

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.

Disagreeing with government not sedition: SC on plea against Abdullah

03 Mar 2021

Disagreeing with government not sedition: SC on plea against Abdullah

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking action against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.

Kashmir: Fresh snowfall reported, cold wave-like conditions return

27 Feb 2021

Kashmir: Fresh snowfall reported, cold wave-like conditions return

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir on Saturday brought back cold wave-like conditions in the Valley where the day temperature for the past week was several degrees higher than normal for this time of the year, officials said.

J&K: Two cops killed as terrorists open fire in Srinagar

19 Feb 2021

J&K: Two cops killed as terrorists open fire in Srinagar

Two policemen died after being shot at by terrorists in the Barzulla area of Srinagar district in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police officials confirmed.

Envoys' visit aimed at showing J&K's march toward development: MEA

19 Feb 2021

Envoys' visit aimed at showing J&K's march toward development: MEA

The visit by 24 foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir was aimed at enabling them to witness its march on the path of inclusive development and dynamism in the grassroots democratic institutions following the successful conduct of the recent local polls, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Popular eatery Krishna Dhaba owner's son shot in Srinagar

18 Feb 2021

Popular eatery Krishna Dhaba owner's son shot in Srinagar

The son of the owner of popular food joint Krishna Dhaba, located in a high-security area of Srinagar, was shot at by terrorists from a close range and critically wounded on Wednesday evening, police said.

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

13 Feb 2021

Will grant statehood to J&K at 'appropriate time': Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said statehood will be granted back to Jammu & Kashmir at an appropriate time, during a discussion on the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in Lok Sabha.