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Srinagar hosts heritage exhibition

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Srinagar, May 3 (ANI): Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recently played host to a two-week- long heritage exhibition that included rare manuscripts, works of calligraphy, artifacts and old pictures.

Facelift for Srinagar makes residents fume (Letter from Srinagar)

May 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) With zebra crossings, road dividers and fences being painted, even during a downpour, Srinagar is being spruced up as top offices reopen here after six months of functioning in winter capital Jammu. But residents are asking if all this is really necessary in the face of more pressing needs.

Kashmir capital moves from Jammu to Srinagar

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) government on Wednesday began the proceedings for shifting its civil secretariat from the winter capital Jammu to the summer capital of Srinagar.

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Kashmir panchayat members stage hunger strike

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Dozens of village elders and panchayat members sat on a day's hunger strike here Tuesday to protest against the alleged apathy of the Jammu and Kashmir government in empowering panchayats.

Probe exonerates Omar in party activist's death

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) National Conference activist Haji Yusuf died a natural death, a magisterial probe has said while exonerating Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his close aides in the case. The contents of the report were made public Monday.

Kashmir's Barelvi, Ahle Hadith leaders deny sectarian tension

April 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) Amid talk of tension between Kashmir Valley's predominant Barelvi Muslims and the fast spreading Ahle Hadith school of thought, their leaders have dismissed it as 'false propaganda' and say Kashmiris can ill afford sectarian strife after two decades of bloodbath.

Weatherman forecasts cold week for Kashmir

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday.

Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles

April 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer.

Srinagar gold burglary solved in a day, loot recovered

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Police said Monday they had solved the burglary of gold items over Rs.3 lakh here within 24 hours, arresting the three robbers and recovering the stolen items.

12 long year search for son of Kashmiri Widow still persists

April 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

On August 12, 2000 a Kashmiri handicraft trader was supposedly arrested in Katmandu, the basis is still unknown, the person is still missing but her mother has been running to officials for 12 long years in search for her son.

For 12 years, Kashmir widow hunts for missing son (With Image)

April 23, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Twelve years after her son was allegedly arrested by the Nepal police, Zubeida, a 65-year-old Kashmiri widow, has said that she has been running from pillar to post to know his whereabouts.

Better weather forecast in Kashmir from Monday

April 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) After hailstorms and gusty winds at some places Sunday, the weather office here forecast improvement in the weather across the Kashmir Valley Monday.

Suspected militants kill police officer in Kashmir

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Srinagar, April 20 (ANI): Suspected militants Friday killed a police officer here.

Separatists gun down cop in Srinagar

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead Friday by separatist guerrillas near a police station in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police said.

Separatist guerrillas shoot cop in Srinagar

April 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A police officer was critically injured Friday when separatist guerrillas shot at him near a police station in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police said.

'Stone mining threatens ancient cave site in Kashmir'

April 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Two ancient caves in central Kashmir's Badgam district Thursday became the focus of a group of migrant Kashmiri Pandits seeking preservation of ancient, heritage sites in the Kashmir Valley.

Teacher shot dead in capital

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A 28-year-old school teacher was found shot dead in a park in the capital, police said Wednesday.

Employees' strike paralyses government offices in Kashmir

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Srinagar/Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Work in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was paralysed Tuesday as employees struck work Tuesday demanding an increase in the retirement age and regularization of adhoc/daily wage workers.

Government employees hold protest in Srinagar

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Srinagar, Apr 17 (ANI): Scores of government employees in Jammu and Kashmir staged a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday, against the alleged non-fulfillment of state government's promise of extending the retirement age by two years and making all temporary employees permanent.

Police break up state employees' protest in Srinagar

April 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Police used water canon and batons in the Exhibition Road area here Tuesday to disperse hundreds of state employees, who were demonstrating to press their demand for raising the retirement age from the present 58 to 60 years.

Srinagar to get its first joggers park

April 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Musical fountains, a modern gymnasium, jogging tracks, lawn tennis and basket ball courts, multi-cuisine continental restaurant, library and a swimming pool -- the scenic Srinagar city is all set to get its first multi-facility joggers park.

Kashmir to have first ever international literary fest

April 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) The first ever international Kashmir literary festival, on the lines of the Jaipur Literary Festival, is to be organized in the Valley this year, an official said here Monday.

Air India to increase capacity on Kashmir routes

April 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it will increase capacity on its Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Srinagar sectors to cash in on the growing demand during the upcoming summer holiday season.

'Ripples of Afghan violence can reach Kashmir'

April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Recent events in Afghanistan will have a long term bearing on Kashmir, Lt Gen S.A. Hasnain, general officer commanding (GOC) the army's Srinagar based 15th corps, said here Monday.

'Kashmiris subjected to forced labour for 12 years'

April 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) A legislator of the Jammu and Kashmir Saturday alleged that people in north Kashmir had been subjected to forced labour for 12 years by the security forces.

Gulmarg shivers at minus two degrees Celsius

April 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains and thundershowers affected normal life across the Valley, an official here said.

Farooq Abdullah orders in-house probe into JKCA fund scam

April 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Srinagar, April 12 (IANS) An in-house probe by a four-member team was ordered Thursday by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) president Farooq Abdullah into the multi-crore fund scam in the cricket body.

Kashmiri Sikhs give demands charter to Chidambaram

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Srinagar, April 12 (IANS) A Kashmir Sikh group met union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to demand clemency for five Sikhs who hijacked an Indian Airlines plane in 1984 and action against those responsible for the killing of seven people in the 2000 Pathribal shootout.

Spring rain in Kashmir, farmers elated

April 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Incessant rain has brought down temperatures across the Kashmir valley Wednesday.

Amar Ujala scribe found dead in Srinagar

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) A Kashmiri working as a reporter for Hindi daily Amar Ujala was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Srinagar Wednesday, police said.

Hundred dog bites a day and counting in Srinagar

April 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Every dog seems to be having his day in the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital. The stray population of the canines in Srinagar is over 100,000 and the daily incidents of dog bite are assuming alarming proportions.

Government employees protest in Srinagar

April 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Scores of Jammu and Kashmir government employees Tuesday took to the streets in Srinagar, accusing the state government of insensitiveness towards their problems.

Common pesticide behind beehive collapse

April 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) Imidacloprid, a common pesticide, may have been responsible for the sharp worldwide decline of honeybee colonies since 2006, says a study.

Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley

April 7, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Life here and elsewhere in the Kashmir Valley was hit Saturday by a shutdown called by separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the conviction of Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai i the US.

Separatist shutdown affects life in Srinagar

April 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Life across Srinagar and other towns of Kashmir Valley were affected Saturday by a shutdown called by hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the conviction of Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai by a US court last month, police said.

Three guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight

April 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Three separatist guerrillas were killed in a gunfight between the guerrillas and the security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district that continued till late Thursday.

4 killed, 14 hurt in Karachi suicide attack

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) A suicide bomber targetted a senior police official in Pakistan's Karachi city Thursday but killed at least four people, including two policemen, while injuring 14 others, Geo News reported. The official escaped unhurt.

Kashmir's Sonamarg reopens after winter

April 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened Monday.

'Economic empowerment imperative for political empowerment'

April 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) Economic empowerment is an imperative and once this hapens, political empowerment will follow, separatist leader and People's Conference chairman Sajad Lone said Monday.

CRPF bunker removed in Srinagar's old city

April 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) A 20-year-old paramilitary bunker was removed from Srinagar's old city Monday to satisfy locals who had been demanding its removal from the area.

Telecom links snapped in high-security Srinagar neighbourhood

March 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Landline and broadband connectivity to more than 1,200 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers in the high security Gupkar Road area of Srinagar was snapped Friday following unauthorized digging by a local Roads and Buildings (R&B) contractor.

Army chief visits Srinagar

March 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh, was briefed Wednesday on the security situation in the Kashmir Valley when he visited the headquarters of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps in the Badami Bagh cantonment.

No access to toilets for half of Jammu and Kashmir households

March 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Almost half of Jammu and Kashmir's two million households don't have access to toilets and only 900,000 have water taps in their homes, revealed figures released here by the directorate of census operations Wednesday.

Tourists enjoy Kashmir Valley's blossoming almond trees

March 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Srinagar, Mar.27 (ANI): Hundreds of tourists, both domestic and foreign, have thronged the Kashmir Valley to enjoy the experience of watching almond trees bloom.

UN special rapporteur on human rights arrives in Srinagar

March 26, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) The United Nations' special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit Monday.

Fresh snowfall in Ladakh, rain in Kashmir

March 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) As fresh snowfall lashed the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil town Monday, making it the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir.

One killed as gas cylinder explodes in Kashmir

March 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) One person was killed in a gas cylinder explosion in a factory Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.

14 to 17 army soldiers feared dead in J-K avalanches

February 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Srinagar, Feb.23 (ANI): Abourt 14 to 17 army soldiers are reported trapped or dead after snow-propelled avalanches hit several districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

14 to 17 army soldiers feared dead in J-K avalanches

February 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Srinagar, Feb.23 (ANI): Abourt 14 to 17 army soldiers are reported trapped or dead after snow-propelled avalanches hit several districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Jammu and Kashmir Govt. upgrades post offices with computerization

February 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Srinagar, Feb 19 (ANI): People in Srinagar welcomed the initiative taken by the state government to upgrade all the post offices in the region with latest computer technology.

Indian Army organizes educational trip for Kashmiri students

February 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Srinagar, Feb 14 (ANI): The Indian Army organized an educational trip for students of Jammu and Kashmir, with an aim to broaden their outlook and edify them about Indian culture.

Police baton charge protesting medical representatives in Srinagar

February 9, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Srinagar, Feb 9 (ANI): In a bid to control crowds, security personnel and state police officials baton charged and shot water canons at thousands of medical representatives, who were protesting against the Jammu and Kashmir Government's new drug policy.

Jammu and Kashmir gets 3.5-billion rupee grant for Dal Lake dwellers

February 8, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Srinagar, Feb 8 (ANI): The Central Government has approved a 3.5 billion rupee grant to rehabilitate residents living in and around the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Keep promises, establish health centres in Kashmir

February 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Kupwara Feb 6 (ANI): Never judge a book by its cover, beauty too, has a dark side, goes the old adage. Located amid the lush forests of Fir and Deodar, Kupwara town in north Kashmir is blessed with sheer natural beauty offering soothe to the eyes and to the heart. The landscape has a salubrious air of calm and peace. But it pales in comparison to its neighboring town of Varmul (Baramullah), a relatively more beautiful township.

Keep promises, establish health centres in Kashmir

February 6, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Kupwara Feb 6 (ANI): Never judge a book by its cover, beauty too, has a dark side, goes the old adage. Located amid the lush forests of Fir and Deodar, Kupwara town in north Kashmir is blessed with sheer natural beauty offering soothe to the eyes and to the heart. The landscape has a salubrious air of calm and peace. But it pales in comparison to its neighboring town of Varmul (Baramullah), a relatively more beautiful township.

Police seize cannabis worth one crore rupees in Kashmir

January 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Udhampur, Jan 31 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, police in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur District have seized cannabis worth Rupees ten million.

Kashmir facing cooking gas shortage as highway remains closed

January 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Srinagar, Jan 28 (ANI): The short supply of Liquefied petroleum gas in the Kashmir valley has reached crisis levels following the shutdown of the national highway.

Kashmir facing cooking gas shortage as highway remains closed

January 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Srinagar, Jan 28 (ANI): The short supply of Liquefied petroleum gas in the Kashmir valley has reached crisis levels following the shutdown of the national highway.

Anti-American protest in Kashmir for release of Pakistani scientist jailed in US

January 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Srinagar, Jan 27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's women separatist outfit, Dukhtran Milat protested on Friday to sought the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui who is jailed in America.

Army personnel undertake avalanche rescue training in Kashmir

January 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Srinagar, Jan 27 (ANI): Indian Army personnel were from the Third Rashtriya Rifles were recently given special training and equipment on how to rescue civilians trapped in an avalanche.

Anti-American protest in Kashmir for release of Pakistani scientist jailed in US

January 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Srinagar, Jan 27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's women separatist outfit, Dukhtran Milat protested on Friday to sought the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui who is jailed in America.

Army personnel undertake avalanche rescue training in Kashmir

January 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Srinagar, Jan 27 (ANI): Indian Army personnel were from the Third Rashtriya Rifles were recently given special training and equipment on how to rescue civilians trapped in an avalanche.

Kashmir observes shutdown on 63rd Republic Day

January 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Srinagar, Jan.26 (ANI): Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, celebrated the 63rd Republic Day on Thursday, despite separatists calling for a shutdown.

Motorboats break frozen ice sheets in Kashmir's Dal Lake

January 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Srinagar, Jan 21 (ANI): In a bid to sustain the tourism, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday deployed motorboats to break the frozen sheets of ice on the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar city.

Indian Air Force airlifts stranded tourists in Kashmir

January 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Srinagar, Jan 21 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday, came to the rescue of hundreds of stranded tourists and other passengers on the highway connecting Jammu to the Kashmir valley.

PDP protests against Abdullah Govt's apathy towards locals

January 20, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Jammu, Jan.20 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) activists staged a protest here on Friday against the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government's apathy towards the general public and demanded that patients suffering from major illnesses be airlifted to good hospitals for better treatment.

PDP protests against Abdullah Govt's apathy towards locals

January 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Jammu, Jan.20 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) activists staged a protest here on Friday against the Omar Abdullah-led coalition government's apathy towards the general public and demanded that patients suffering from major illnesses be airlifted to good hospitals for better treatment.

The Blind too have their rights, Can't You See!

January 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Srinagar, Jan 15 (ANI): On 4th January, hundreds of people gathered at the Press Enclave in Srinagar to protest for their rights. Nothing unusual for a city that holds a history of protests except that carrying placards in their hands, but this time, the group was of visually challenged people driven by an impetus to make the state government "watch" their plight.

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