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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.

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.

01 Apr 2021

Manoj Sinha

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.

29 Mar 2021

Mehbooba Mufti

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).

25 Mar 2021

Amarnath Yatra

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

19 Feb 2021

Anurag Srivastava

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.

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.

13 Feb 2021

Lok Sabha

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.

05 Feb 2021

Internet Shutdown

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.

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.

03 Feb 2021

Indian Government

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 Jan 2021

Amarnath Yatra

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.

24 Jan 2021

Pramila Jayapal

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

28 Nov 2020

Kashmir Valley

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.

21 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

08 Nov 2020

Indian Army

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.

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.

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.

15 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah

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

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.

01 Oct 2020

Indian Army

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

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.

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.

19 Sep 2020

Manoj Sinha

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.

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