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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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.

20 meter tunnel detected along Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu

29 Aug 2020

20 meter tunnel detected along Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu

A trans-border tunnel has been detected underneath the Indo-Pakistan fence in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba region, Border Security Force (BSF) officials confirmed on Saturday.

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

20 Aug 2020

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

11 Aug 2020

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

More than a year after an internet blackout was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, two districts will get 4G services after Independence Day, albeit on a trial basis, the Centre told Supreme Court on Tuesday.

J&K: Shah Faesal quits politics; likely to rejoin government service

10 Aug 2020

J&K: Shah Faesal quits politics; likely to rejoin government service

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal has resigned as the President of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM), the party said on Monday.

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

06 Aug 2020

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

31 Jul 2020

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

From behind barbed wires at his home in Srinagar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz junked the government's claims about him not being detained, telling reporters that the Supreme Court was being fed lies.

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

27 Jul 2020

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

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.

#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

21 Jul 2020

#CoronavirusCrisis: No Amarnath Yatra this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

The annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage has been canceled for this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the Raj Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Kashmir: Three terrorists killed today, six in 24 hours

18 Jul 2020

Kashmir: Three terrorists killed today, six in 24 hours

In a major breakthrough for security forces, three terrorists were eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian this morning. The encounter, that started in the wee hours of the morning, happened at Amshipora area.

Sopore: Terrorists attack patrol party; CRPF jawan martyred, civilian killed

01 Jul 2020

Sopore: Terrorists attack patrol party; CRPF jawan martyred, civilian killed

One jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was martyred and one civilian killed on Wednesday morning when terrorists opened fire at a patrol party in Sopore town, Baramulla district, Jammu and Kashmir. Three other jawans were injured.

Car loaded with IED recovered, Pulwama attack-like bombing averted

28 May 2020

Car loaded with IED recovered, Pulwama attack-like bombing averted

In a major operation, the army, police, and paramilitary forces averted another dastardly attack in Pulwama by recovering a car, laden with explosives, this morning.

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

20 May 2020

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020.

SC doesn't order to restore 4G Internet services in J&K

11 May 2020

SC doesn't order to restore 4G Internet services in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass an order on the restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir, asking a special committee to look into the concerns of various petitioners.

Colonel, Major among 5 security personnel martyred in Handwara encounter

03 May 2020

Colonel, Major among 5 security personnel martyred in Handwara encounter

Four Indian Army personnel and a police sub-inspector got martyred in an encounter in Handwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

07 Apr 2020

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, was on Tuesday shifted to her residence in Gupkar Road, but her detention will continue.

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

04 Apr 2020

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

'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.

Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra

29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the death toll rose further on Sunday as three deaths were reported in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, and Maharashtra.

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

More than seven months after he was detained, former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was released on Tuesday.

SC seeks Centre's response on status of Omar Abdullah's release

18 Mar 2020

SC seeks Centre's response on status of Omar Abdullah's release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre on its intent to release former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

13 Mar 2020

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

07 Mar 2020

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

As the number of cases of a deadly coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continue to be on the rise, Jammu and Kashmir administration identified two persons suspected to be infected.

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

04 Mar 2020

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.

Squatters to be evicted from homes meant for Kashmiri Pandit-migrants

29 Feb 2020

Squatters to be evicted from homes meant for Kashmiri Pandit-migrants

In what is sure to bring joy to persecuted Kashmiri Pandits, the administration of the newly-formed Jammu and Kashmir union territory has issued show-cause notices to those occupying apartments meant for them.

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

17 Feb 2020

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

In one urn, man collects soil from Pulwama martrys' homes

14 Feb 2020

In one urn, man collects soil from Pulwama martrys' homes

A year ago, India watched shocking visuals from Pulwama, a small town in Jammu and Kashmir, where 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.

Davinder Singh case: LoC trade body chief arrested by NIA

14 Feb 2020

Davinder Singh case: LoC trade body chief arrested by NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made the sixth arrest in its probe into the case of suspended Jammu & Kashmir Police DSP Davinder Singh.

Activists move court against 'Shikara', claim the movie is communal

05 Feb 2020

Activists move court against 'Shikara', claim the movie is communal

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra on Tuesday reacted to a petition filed against his upcoming film Shikara.

Srinagar grenade attack: 2 CRPF jawans among 4 injured

02 Feb 2020

Srinagar grenade attack: 2 CRPF jawans among 4 injured

Four people, including two security personnel, were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on Sunday, the police said.

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

25 Jan 2020

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

Suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh sent to NIA custody

23 Jan 2020

Suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh sent to NIA custody

Suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh was on Thursday sent to 15 days' National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody.

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

22 Jan 2020

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

Pakistan which has been fuming after India altered Kashmir's decades-old status, has limited options to deal with the issue, a report of US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said earlier this month.

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

19 Jan 2020

Internet used for watching dirty films in J&K: VK Saraswat

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justified the suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir by saying that it was only used for "watching dirty films."

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

16 Jan 2020

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

Since the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh with terrorists last week, the inquiry on the top cop has tightened.