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.

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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.

After nearly 2 years, 4G mobile internet restored in J&K

05 Feb 2021

After nearly 2 years, 4G mobile internet restored in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday announced that 4G mobile internet services will be restored across the union territory.

Meet 25-year-old Ayesha Aziz, India's youngest woman pilot

03 Feb 2021

Meet 25-year-old Ayesha Aziz, India's youngest woman pilot

Ayesha Aziz, a 25-year-old woman from Kashmir, is India's youngest woman pilot. She had first made headlines back in 2011 when she had become the youngest student pilot to get a license.

Bring bill for restoring J&K statehood: Azad to government

03 Feb 2021

Bring bill for restoring J&K statehood: Azad to government

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday asked the Government to bring a bill in Rajya Sabha proposing the restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir.

Fresh snowfall in parts of Kashmir; minimum temperature improves

03 Feb 2021

Fresh snowfall in parts of Kashmir; minimum temperature improves

Most parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Wednesday, resulting in significant improvement in the minimum temperature across the Valley and providing huge relief to residents, officials said.

Cold wave conditions persist in the Kashmir Valley

30 Jan 2021

Cold wave conditions persist in the Kashmir Valley

Cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir on Saturday as the mercury stayed several degrees below freezing point across the Valley. The extreme subzero temperatures have resulted in the freezing of water bodies and drinking water supply lines.

Kashmir: Cold wave prevails, minimum temperature falls below freezing point

27 Jan 2021

Kashmir: Cold wave prevails, minimum temperature falls below freezing point

The minimum temperature in Kashmir stayed below freezing point on Wednesday and is expected to remain so until the next week with the weatherman forecasting the possibility of a Western Disturbance hitting the Valley on February 2.

Amarnath Yatra expects six lakh footfall, J&K administration issues directions

25 Jan 2021

Amarnath Yatra expects six lakh footfall, J&K administration issues directions

Expecting a footfall of nearly six lakh during the annual Amarnath Yatra, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday issued directions to widen walking tracks, lay down prefabricated cement tiles on tracks from Baltal, and build retaining walls.

A biopic on Major Mohit Sharma is in the making

24 Jan 2021

A biopic on Major Mohit Sharma is in the making

A film based on the extraordinary life of one of India's most celebrated military officers - late Major Mohit Sharma - has been announced.

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

24 Jan 2021

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

A Kashmiri-origin woman, Sameera Fazili, will be among the 20 Indian-Americans in the new Joe Biden administration in the United States.

Minimum temperatures rise marginally across Kashmir

22 Jan 2021

Minimum temperatures rise marginally across Kashmir

The minimum temperatures across the Kashmir Valley increased marginally on Friday, even as they remained several notches below the freezing point, a Meteorological Department official informed.

BBC apologizes for incomplete India map after complaint

20 Jan 2021

BBC apologizes for incomplete India map after complaint

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Tuesday apologized for any offense caused and rectified what it termed the mistaken use of an inaccurate graphical representation of the Indian map, which had the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir entirely missing.

Cold wave sweeps Kashmir; several places record sub-zero temperatures

19 Jan 2021

Cold wave sweeps Kashmir; several places record sub-zero temperatures

Minimum temperatures across Kashmir stayed several degrees below the freezing point as an intense cold wave swept the region, a meteorological department official said on Tuesday.

Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years

14 Jan 2021

Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years

A major portion of Kashmir's famous Dal Lake and several other water bodies froze on Thursday as the cold wave in the Valley continued with Srinagar recording the coldest night in 30 years, officials informed.

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir; air traffic at Srinagar Airport affected

09 Jan 2021

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir; air traffic at Srinagar Airport affected

Srinagar and some other parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Saturday, affecting flight operations at the airport, even as the minimum temperature dropped across the Valley.

Srinagar-Jammu Highway cleared of snow; stranded vehicles allowed to ply

08 Jan 2021

Srinagar-Jammu Highway cleared of snow; stranded vehicles allowed to ply

Vehicles stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway were allowed to ply toward their destinations on Friday as the arterial road was cleared after remaining closed for five days due to heavy snowfall.

Flights suspended, highway closed as snowfall continues in Kashmir Valley

06 Jan 2021

Flights suspended, highway closed as snowfall continues in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday as the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and the Mughal Road remained closed, while air traffic was suspended due to heavy snowfall.

Snowfall leads to closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

04 Jan 2021

Snowfall leads to closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Kashmir was cut off from the rest of the country on Monday as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and Mughal Road were closed due to snowfall across the Valley, leaving nearly 4,500 vehicles stranded along the 260-kilometer road.

J&K votes in first election after losing special status

28 Nov 2020

J&K votes in first election after losing special status

Polling began today in Jammu and Kashmir for the District Development Council (DDC), marking the first election since the former state was reorganized as a Union Territory last year.

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

21 Nov 2020

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission over a recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed.

J&K: Army officer, 3 soldiers killed; 3 terrorists shot dead

08 Nov 2020

J&K: Army officer, 3 soldiers killed; 3 terrorists shot dead

An officer of the Indian Army and three security personnel were killed during a major anti-terror operation along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Sunday.

Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander Saifullah killed in Srinagar encounter

01 Nov 2020

Hizbul Mujahideen chief commander Saifullah killed in Srinagar encounter

The chief commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, Saifullah, was killed in an encounter in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday.

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

30 Oct 2020

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

Hours after three members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam by militants, party President JP Nadda on Friday said their sacrifices won't go in vain.

J&K: Gupkar signatories form alliance to restore Article 370

15 Oct 2020

J&K: Gupkar signatories form alliance to restore Article 370

Days after the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from her year-long detention, Jammu and Kashmir politicians floated an alliance to restore J&K's constitutional status as on before August 5, 2019.

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

15 Oct 2020

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan; fitting response being given, says Army

01 Oct 2020

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan; fitting response being given, says Army

Amid prolonged tensions along the Indo-China border, the Indian Army said that Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

29 Sep 2020

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

Amnesty International has decided to stop its India operations, as it has been subjected to a witch-hunt by the government of India, the NGO working for human rights said in a press statement on Tuesday.

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

24 Sep 2020

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

19 Sep 2020

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Saturday unveiled a Rs. 1,350 crore economic package for the Union Territory.

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

17 Sep 2020

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

A Pulwama-like attack was prevented on Thursday, the Indian Army said in a statement after recovering 52 kilograms of explosives near Letapora in Jammu and Kashmir.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

09 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

On Tuesday, India reported nearly 90,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 43,67,416. For the second consecutive day, India reported over 1,100 fresh fatalities, pushing the death toll to 73,941.