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

28 May 2020

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

The security forces recovered a car, loaded with 20 kg of improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, averting a major attack like the one that happened in 2019.

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.

Broadband internet returns to J&K, but with riders

15 Jan 2020

Broadband internet returns to J&K, but with riders

In August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir was put under a heavy security blanket to prepare the erstwhile state for the abrogation of Article 370. Internet services were also suspended increasing woes of locals.

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

13 Jan 2020

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

Two days after Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh was arrested with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists in Kulgam, a report revealed that the top cop had sheltered the terrorists at his home in Srinagar.

J&K cop, decorated with bravery medal, caught with 2 terrorists

12 Jan 2020

J&K cop, decorated with bravery medal, caught with 2 terrorists

A senior police officer was caught traveling with two terrorists on Saturday in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K: Indefinite internet suspension not permissible, SC tells government

10 Jan 2020

J&K: Indefinite internet suspension not permissible, SC tells government

The Supreme Court on Friday gave its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir and directed the administration to review all restrictive orders within a week.

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

09 Jan 2020

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

The government is taking 15 foreign envoys for a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir to shed light on the ground realities, five months after Article 370 was rescinded and the state bifurcated into two Union Territories.

J&K: Politicians detained at MLA hostel to be released

02 Jan 2020

J&K: Politicians detained at MLA hostel to be released

The new year has brought some good news for Jammu and Kashmir politicians who were detained at MLA hostel in Srinagar.

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.

BJP leader dragged out of International summit: Here's why

20 Nov 2019

BJP leader dragged out of International summit: Here's why

In an embarrassing turn of events, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly was forcefully escorted out of the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for interrupting Pakistani leader Qasim Suri's speech on Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K situation normal: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

20 Nov 2019

J&K situation normal: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took questions on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Rajya Sabha.

For defaming Indian Army, Shehla Rashid could be arrested

15 Nov 2019

For defaming Indian Army, Shehla Rashid could be arrested

Former student leader Shehla Rashid could land in hot waters soon. Accused of defaming the Indian Army through her social media posts, Shehla could be arrested.

New map of India released; Ladakh, J&K boundaries updated

02 Nov 2019

New map of India released; Ladakh, J&K boundaries updated

On Saturday, the Republic of India got a new political map, demarcating the boundaries of the now bifurcated state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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.

Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel, talks about J&K, Ladakh

31 Oct 2019

Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel, talks about J&K, Ladakh

On the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to him at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. He had inaugurated the statue last year.