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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.

Ajay Pandita: 30 years on, Pandits still unsafe in Valley

11 Jun 2020

Ajay Pandita: 30 years on, Pandits still unsafe in Valley

30 years ago, Kashmiri Pandits fled the Valley, in search of peace as their native place was burnt and destroyed by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists.

'Malang' dominates the box office, 'Shikara' lags way behind

09 Feb 2020

'Malang' dominates the box office, 'Shikara' lags way behind

The first Friday of February marked the release of two major Bollywood films, i.e., Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani-starrer Malang and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's directorial comeback movie Shikara.

'Shikara' review: A beautifully crafted tale of an unforgettable tragedy

07 Feb 2020

'Shikara' review: A beautifully crafted tale of an unforgettable tragedy

In one particular scene of Shikara, a Kashmiri militant tells his best friend, a Kashmiri Pandit, "Mai apne abba ko nahi bacha paya, tu apne abba ko bacha le, India chala ja."

Our voices have been silenced: Zaira Wasim talks about Kashmir

04 Feb 2020

Our voices have been silenced: Zaira Wasim talks about Kashmir

National Award-winning former actress Zaira Wasim on Tuesday took to social media to pen a lengthy post about the plight of Kashmiris.

Second official trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Shikara' out

27 Jan 2020

Second official trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Shikara' out

The makers of Shikara have dropped the second trailer.

Kashmir: SMS service to be restored from Dec 31 midnight

31 Dec 2019

Kashmir: SMS service to be restored from Dec 31 midnight

The Center has decided to restore the Short Messaging Service (SMS) in the Kashmir Valley from the midnight of December 31, nearly five months after its suspension since August.

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.

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.

US says it supports India, but is concerned about Kashmir

22 Oct 2019

US says it supports India, but is concerned about Kashmir

More than two months ago India revoked Article 370, withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and put the state under a lockdown.

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

07 Oct 2019

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

Earlier today, the Supreme Court put a stay on the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony until further orders, days after protests escalated over the weekend.

MS Dhoni unlikely to be selected for T20Is against SA

28 Aug 2019

MS Dhoni unlikely to be selected for T20Is against SA

Veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni is unlikely to be selected for India's three-match T20I series against South Africa, starting on September 15 in Dharamsala.

Ganguly has a sound advice for MS Dhoni: Details here

27 Aug 2019

Ganguly has a sound advice for MS Dhoni: Details here

MS Dhoni is continuously in the headlines with speculations regarding his future.

No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah

11 Aug 2019

No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir, will eradicate terrorism in Kashmir and lead to the development of the region.

Not a single incident of violence; situation normal: J&K DGP

11 Aug 2019

Not a single incident of violence; situation normal: J&K DGP

Denying media reports of firing incidents in Jammu & Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, J&K DGP Dilbag Singh said the situation is normal.

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

09 Aug 2019

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army in February, is set to resume flying soon.

Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy

04 Aug 2019

Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy

Following the Indian Army's offer to Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders, including one Pakistani commando and four terrorists, shot dead in Jammu & Kashmir's Keran sector, Islamabad refused to accept their bodies.

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

04 Aug 2019

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and several other top security officials at the Parliament to discuss the Kashmir security crisis.

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

04 Aug 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit J&K after August 7

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir after the Parliament's Budget Session concludes on August 7.

Students vacate #NITSrinagar after advisory; but district-administration denies ordering closure

03 Aug 2019

Students vacate #NITSrinagar after advisory; but district-administration denies ordering closure

A day after tourists and Amarnath pilgrims were asked to leave Kashmir in wake of terror threat, evacuation of NIT Srinagar's non-Kashmiri students sparked a controversy on Saturday.

Cottrell shares a video of Dhoni, terms him inspirational

29 Jul 2019

Cottrell shares a video of Dhoni, terms him inspirational

After India suffered a pre-mature exit from the ICC World Cup 2019, several critics thought legend MS Dhoni would announce his retirement.

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

27 Jul 2019

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

Kashmir: Dhoni to be on patrol duties from July 31

25 Jul 2019

Kashmir: Dhoni to be on patrol duties from July 31

Former Team India skipper and (Honorary) Lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment, MS Dhoni is set to serve in the Kashmir Valley as part of Victor Force, starting from July 31.

LoC trade with PoK suspended; routes being used by terror-elements

18 Apr 2019

LoC trade with PoK suspended; routes being used by terror-elements

The Center on Thursday suspended the LoC (Line of Control) trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Sajjad Khan, JeM terrorist and Pulwama attack mastermind's aide, arrested

22 Mar 2019

Sajjad Khan, JeM terrorist and Pulwama attack mastermind's aide, arrested

Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, believed to be a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan, was arrested by special cell of Delhi police on Thursday night.

AMU students protest civilian killings in Kashmir, hold candlelight march

20 Dec 2018

AMU students protest civilian killings in Kashmir, hold candlelight march

Students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) held a candlelight peace march yesterday evening to protest the recent killing of seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Winter is here: Srinagar witnesses lowest temperature of the season

03 Dec 2018

Winter is here: Srinagar witnesses lowest temperature of the season

With winter setting in, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, recorded its lowest temperature of the season on Sunday.

Army looking into reports of snipers entering Kashmir Valley: Rawat

29 Oct 2018

Army looking into reports of snipers entering Kashmir Valley: Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said today that the Army was looking into reports of snipers entering the Kashmir Valley to target defense personnel and that the pattern of the attacks is being studied.

J&K: Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir valley

27 Oct 2018

J&K: Separatist-sponsored strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir valley

Normal life in Kashmir was affected today due to the strike called by separatists to protest against the landing of the army in the valley on this day in 1947 to repulse the invasion by Pakistan.

Separatist-sponsored strike after Kulgam blast disrupts normal life in Kashmir

22 Oct 2018

Separatist-sponsored strike after Kulgam blast disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Normal life was once again disrupted in the Kashmir Valley Monday due to a strike called by separatists over the death of seven civilians in a blast at an encounter site in Kulgam district.

Kashmiri students defer decision to leave AMU en masse

17 Oct 2018

Kashmiri students defer decision to leave AMU en masse

Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have deferred their decision to surrender their degrees and leave the campus today following revocation of the suspension order of two students by AMU.

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

07 Oct 2018

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

Campaigning for the first-phase of the urban local body (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir ended today, 24 hours before the start of voting in 422 wards.

Security intensified ahead of local body polls in Kashmir Valley

07 Oct 2018

Security intensified ahead of local body polls in Kashmir Valley

Security forces have intensified checking and area domination as part of an elaborate plan to provide a sense of security for smooth conduct of local body polls in the Kashmir Valley, officials said Sunday.

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

30 Aug 2018

Protests to save Article 35A disrupts life in Kashmir valley

Life in Kashmir came to a standstill today due to a shutdown called by separatists against a PIL in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35A, which bars people from outside J&K from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

Local youths joining militant groups in Kashmir highest since 2010

26 Aug 2018

Local youths joining militant groups in Kashmir highest since 2010

Dangerous trends have started surfacing on the militancy front in J&K with nearly 130 youths joining various terror outfits this year, the highest since 2010, and a majority of them affiliating themselves with groups ideologically aligned with the al-Qaeda.

Sena slams BJP-PDP breakup; says BJP starting 'election politics' again

26 Jun 2018

Sena slams BJP-PDP breakup; says BJP starting 'election politics' again

The Shiv Sena today slammed the BJP over the BJP-PDP break-up in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the BJP of again starting "election politics" in J&K.

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari's funeral in Kashmir village

15 Jun 2018

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari's funeral in Kashmir village

The skies opened up today as thousands of admirers joined the funeral procession of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was laid to rest in his ancestral village in Kreeri, a day after he was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar.

Stone-pelters in Kashmir should be hit with bullets: BJP MP

11 Jun 2018

Stone-pelters in Kashmir should be hit with bullets: BJP MP

BJP Upper House parliamentarian DP Vats said that stone-pelters in Kashmir Valley should be hit with bullets.

PM Modi to launch India's longest road tunnel in J&K

19 May 2018

PM Modi to launch India's longest road tunnel in J&K

PM Modi will visiting the northern-most state of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, where he will launch India's longest tunnel, Zojila (14-km), which will also be Asia's longest bidirectional tunnel.

Normalcy returns to Kashmir as separatists call off strike

09 May 2018

Normalcy returns to Kashmir as separatists call off strike

Normalcy returned to most parts of Kashmir Valley today as the separatists called off their three-day strike against the death of six civilians during clashes with security forces, in which eight militants were also killed.