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Everything you need to know about Jammu: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Jammu: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Opening of University in South Kashmir

May 11, 2015 at 10:17 PM

The Central government has already opened two Central Universities in Jammu & Kashmir; one in Jammu and the second in Kashmir. As of now there is no plan to further open any new Central University in South Kashmir or in Jammu & Kashmir.

Opening of University in South Kashmir

May 11, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Setting up new universities and other institutions is the responsibility of both the state as well as Central Government.

Terror strike foiled? Pak boat implodes after getting intercepted by Coast Guard

January 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Pak boat implodes near Gujarat coast once it was intercepted and chased by the Coast Guard. The boat was intercepted near Porbandar coast off Guajrat.


Politics should not be linked to communalism: Prime Minister

November 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched his election campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, addressing an election rally in Kishtwar .

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.

Soldier killed in militant fire in Kashmir

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Jammu, May 3 (IANS) A soldier was killed when militants fired at an army patrol in a mountainous, forested area of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.

Government will not impose its view on Telangana: Chidambaram

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will not thrust its opinion on Telangana and the decision on the statehood issue will be taken after consensus among political parties.

Government will not impose its view on Telangana: Chidambaram

May 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will not thrust its opinion on Telangana and the decision on the statehood issue will be taken after consensus among political parties.

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.

Kashmir tourist destination opens after 22 years

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Bota Pathri (Jammu and Kashmir), May 1 (ANI): Tourist spot Bota Pathri in Jammu and Kashmir opened up for visitors after 22 years on Monday.

New J and K power project to benefit 1,00,000 inhabitants

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Jammu, May 1 (ANI): A new power project inaugurated recently by Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) Chief minister Omar Abdullah is expected to benefit about 1,00,000 inhabitants in the Mur and Raipur constituencies of the state.

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.

Year after Osama, world still unsafe

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A year after Osama bin Laden was hunted down and killed at his safehouse in Pakistan's military town of Abbottabad by elite American forces, an event that made splashing headlines the world over, strategic analysts across the spectrum are agreed that little has changed and the Al Qaeda may be weakened but is still dangerous.

100 post offices to register for Amarnath yatra: SASB

April 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) For the first time, 100 post offices accross the country will register pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday as authorities battled massive damage to the Baltal base camp due to snowfall just a month ahead of the 2012 tour.

Kashmir's Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)

April 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM

New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the Jammu and Kashmir government has no clue about the numbers of this breed whose population has dwindled alarmingly over the years.

India-Pakistan ties have direct bearing on Kashmir: Omar

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Jammu, April 25 (IANS) India-Pakistan relations have direct bearing on the peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, hoping that the bilateral dialogue process would proceed to its 'logical end'.

Omar for financially self-reliant Jammu and Kashmir

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday declared that the state's 'financial self-reliance' was the main aim of his government.

Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said that these threats and future challenges cannot be appreciated by other nations from outside the region.

Antony tells Commanders modernisation process will get topmost attention

April 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Asserting that while modernisation remains the topmost priority of the government, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday said this however cannot be done at the cost of a set of core values-transparency, probity and accountability.

Tribal Invasion and Kashmir

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Tribal attack on Kashmir was a major event in contemporary history of Jammu and Kashmir with far reaching consequences. The Tribal Attack not only ended Kashmir's sovereignty, but it also resulted in division of the State between India and Pakistan; and to date, it remains divided and families are forcibly separated since 1947.

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.

Hundreds of Myanmar nationals seek refugee status

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Making pavements as their homes, over 500 hundred Myanmar nationals, among them women and children, have camped for the past 12 days near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office here, demanding a refugee status.

J & K govt. mulling to bring out ordinance for protection of Temples in valley

April 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday directed the Revenue Department to prepare a note for Cabinet for proclamation of Ordinance for the protection and management of temples in Kashmir Valley.......

Ordinance to protect Kashmir's Hindu temples being readied

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to issue an ordinance to protect Hindu temples in the Kashmir Valley, a demand that Kashmiri Pandit migrants had been raising since their migration from Kashmir in the 1990s, according to official sources here.

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir accident

April 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and 30 injured when a bus carrying them to a political rally in Billawar town of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir fell into a gorge Wednesday.

Trial of Geelani's aide begins

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court Tuesday began the trial of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, for his alleged involvement in money laundering to fund terror.

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.

Government downplays report on Chinese construction in disputed area

April 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government has downplayed reports about a proposed construction of an observatory by China in Aksai Chin, a remote part of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region it occupied after the 1962 war.

Employees' strike paralyses Kashmir offices

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Jammu, April 17 (IANS) A section of Jammu and Kashmir government employees struck work Tuesday demanding, among others, an increase in the retirement age and regularisation of services of casual workers, and paralysed offices, a protester said.

Mehbooba Mufti flays Centre's laxity on stopping graft in J-K

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Rajouri, Apr 17 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has criticized the Central Government for its laxity in stopping graft in Jammu and Kashmir.

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.

Af-Pak region a continuing cause of concern: Antony

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (ANI): Describing the situation in the Af-Pak region as a 'continuing cause of concern', Defence Minister AK Antony today called upon the top brass of the Indian Army to be vigilant and take all appropriate steps keeping in view the developments in Afghanistan in the last couple of days. Addressing the Army Commanders' Conference here, Antony said, India remains steadfast in its commitment to provide support and assistance to Afghanistan so that it evolves into a stable country, strengthened by pluralism and free from external interference.

Chidambaram expresses concern over increasing Maoists' feet in Assam

April 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday expressed his concern over rising footsteps of Maoists in already insurgents hit state Assam. ?Left wing extremism is a formidable threat. Assam has become the 'newest theatre of Maoist violence,' said Chidambaram while addressing a chief ministers' conference on internal security in the capital.........

Omar to raise repeal of AFSPA at CMs' meet

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Enthused by the drastic decline in militancy and an all- pervasive upbeat mood in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is determined to raise the issue of repeal of AFSPA from some areas in the state at the chief ministers' meet in New Delhi Monday, sources close to him said.

'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.

240 habitats in Kashmir got road-links in 2011-12

April 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir built 872 km of roads connecting 240 habitats during 2011-12 as against a target of 750 km, an official said Friday.

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.

Include China to solve Kashmir issue: Fai

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was sentenced to two years in prison for accepting money from Pakistan's ISI to fund his illegal lobbying efforts on Kashmir, has asked the US, India, Pakistan, China to come together to solve the long pending Kashmir issue.

Make someone like Desmond Tutu special envoy on Kashmir: Fai

April 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was sentenced to two years in prison for accepting money from Pakistan's ISI to fund his illegal lobbying efforts on Kashmir, has urged the United States to appoint someone like Bishop Desmond Tutu to be special envoy on Kashmir.

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is on fire, but do we care?

April 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): In Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan's only Shia dominated province ethnic cleansing is being carried out systematically, away from media glare and international attention. Hundreds of Shia Muslims staged a protest in front of the Lahore Press Club on April 10th urging the media to pressurize the Pakistani government to stop the atrocities on its community in Gilgit Baltistan. On April 9th a rally was held in Kargil against targeted killings in GB and local leaders appealed to the Indian government to take up the issue with the international community.

Chidambaram reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir

April 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Jammu, Apr 10 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting here to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K CM presses Union Home Minister to withdraw AFSPA from the state

April 10, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah Tuesday mounted pressure over Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is on his personal visit to Vaishno Devi shrine for paying obeisance in J&K, for withdrawing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state.........

Militancy has declined in J-K, says CRPF DG

April 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Srinagar, Apr 9 (ANI): The Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Anirudh Uppal, on Monday said there was a decline in militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir, but the problem is yet to be completely resolved.

Pakistani caught while crossing LoC

April 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Jammu, April 9 (IANS) Soldiers deployed on the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, Monday caught a Pakistani trying to sneak into India, an army spokesperson said.

Bird-hit forces plane to return to Jammu

April 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Jammu, April 8 (IANS) More than 150 passengers had a narrow escape when a bird hit caused a snag in a Delhi-bound Air India flight that took off from Jammu Sunday evening.

Zardari lost one rupee bet with Omar

April 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari owes him one rupee because he had bet that the Pakistani leader won't be able to visit Jammu and Kashmir on his India trip.

Records indicating Fai's anti-national activities available: J-K police chief

April 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Jammu, Apr.7 (ANI): The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Kuldeep Khoda, said on Saturday that the state police possesses past records that indicate the anti-national activities of naturalised U.S. citizen from Pakistan Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai.

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti slams Abdullah government over misgovernance, scams

April 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Jammu, Apr.7 (ANI): Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday flayed the Omar Abdullah-led Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday, charging it with misgovernance and involvement in various corruption-related scams.

Omar for sustained Indo-Pak dialogue and 'J-K centric' CBMs

April 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Jammu, April 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said sustained dialogue between India and Pakistan was the only way to resolve all issues between the two neighbours.

Omar Abdullah now working president of the NC

April 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has been named working president of the National Conference

Omar made National Conference working president

April 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Jammu, April 7 (IANS) While retaining the presidency of the National Conference, central minister Farooq Abdullah has named his son and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as the party's working president.

Chidambaram to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi

April 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will pay obeisance at one of the most revered Hindu shrines, Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir, when he makes a day-long visit to Jammu to April 10 review the security situation.

Fast-track LOC trade, travel: Mufti Sayeed

April 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to New Delhi, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and main opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said Friday there was lack of progress on cross Line of Control (LOC) trade and travel.

J-K parties hope Manmohan-Zardari talks will help ease travel norms

April 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Political parties from Jammu and Kashmir Thursday hoped that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit here Sunday would lead to easing of travel restrictions between two parts of Kashmir.

J-K Govt. establishes agri-business centre in Anantnag

April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Anantnag, Apr 5 (ANI): In a bid to make farmers aware about new agricultural technologies, the Jammu and Kashmir Government's Department of Agriculture has established an agri-business centre in Larnoo-Kokernag area of Anantnag District under centrally sponsored Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) scheme.

Cross-LoC trade needs financial mechanisms: Omar

April 4, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade was not yielding any financial benefits to the state as a financial arrangement was not in place yet.

Fond memories abound as Zero Bridge dismantled

April 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Srinagar, April 4 (IANS) History flowed down the Jhelum River in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital WEdnesday as the authorities started dismantling the six-decade-old Zero Bridge - said to be so named because it was constructed by a contractor who was deaf!

Chopper fares slashed for Amarnath pilgrims

April 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Helicopter fares from base camps to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir have been slashed by at least 35 percent this year, said an official of the shrine board.

Omar believes IPL5 inaugural was 'tacky'

April 4, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Srinagar, April 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seems to be unhappy with the opening ceremony of IPL5 saying the inaugural couldn't have been more 'tacky'.


April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM


Coalitions have their compulsions: Azad

April 1, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Jammu, April 1(IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that coalition governments are laden with compulsions and are not easy to run.

Pak's Memo Gate commission issued summons to Haqqani, others for Apr 5

April 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Islamabad, Apr 1(ANI): The Judicial Commission probing Memogate has issued notices to respondents including former Pakistan envoy to US Husain Haqqani, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF),Yasin Malik, and Director General (USA) Foreign office Ubaidur Rehman, among others to appear before the commission on April 5, 2012.

'Multi-faceted strategy to address unemployment in Kashmir'

March 31, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said the state government is addressing the problem of unemployment in the state through a multi-faceted strategy which includes opening the substantial overseas job market for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon

March 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous terrain, a top defence official said Saturday.

Jammu and Kashmir state authorities organize employment fair in Anantnag

March 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Anantnag, Mar 31 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's state authorities organised an employment fair for the Valley's youth in Anantnag District.

Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon

March 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous terrain, an top defence official said Saturday.

475 special police officers killed in Kashmir militancy

March 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Since the eruption of militancy in the 1990s, over 475 Special Police Officers (SPOs), who are temporary recruits assisting regular police in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, have lost their lives out of a total of 6,000 security personnel killed, said an official statement.

U.N. 'condemns' Maoists violence in India, calls for repeal of 'draconian' anti-militancy law

March 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Strongly backing the Indian Government's stand on Maoist violence, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, has condemned the violence perpetrated by the rebels in India.

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.

General KT Parnaik says Army prepared to face any trouble

March 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Jammu, Mar 30 (ANI): General Officer Commanding-In-Chief, Northern Command , Lt General KT Parnaik has stated that the Northern Command was prepared to face any trouble from neighbouring countries.

Hizb terrorists escape custody, re-arrested

March 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Jammu, March 29 (IANS) Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, arrested for an assassination bid on a Congress MP, escaped from police custody Wednesday night but have been rearrested, police said Thursday.

Amid Srinagar's tulips, Omar confident of peaceful summer

March 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Hoping for a peaceful summer like last year, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said unless militants abjured violence, incidents like the killing of five guerrillas by security forces would continue.

Militancy in Kashmir has declined: Omar Abdullah

March 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Jammu, Mar 29 (ANI): Hailing the over all improving situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said militancy in the region has declined.

Hizb militants escape from police custody

March 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Jammu, March 29 (IANS) Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, under arrest for allegedly making an assassination bid on Congress MP Lal Singh in 2004, have escaped from police custody, officials said.

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.

Tulbul project: India to provide more data to Pakistan

March 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Buoyed by the common resolve of their leaders to intensify their dialogue, India and Pakistan Wednesday concluded their two-day talks to resolve differences over the Tulbul navigation project in Jammu and Kashmir with New Delhi agreeing to provide additional technical date for the early settlement of the dispute.

Ijaz says Yasin Malik lied before Pak Memo Commission on Monday

March 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key man in the Memo Gate scandal, has said that Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has lied while giving his testimony on Monday, because his meeting with then deputy director of India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Chander D Sahay was a key turning point in bringing a permanent ceasefire in Kashmir.

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.

Omar thirsty for power, says Mehbooba

March 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday launched a spirited attack on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, calling him a man who has 'unquenchable thirst for power'.

Yasin Malik doubts 'mentally sick' Ijaz's credibility in Memo Gate scandal

March 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Islamabad, Mar 27 (ANI): Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik has described Mansoor Ijaz a 'mentally sick' man, whose credibility in the Memo Gate scandal is doubtful.

Ideal Cures gets US patent for pharma coating technology

March 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Ideal Cures, a company specialising in film coating compositions on tablets, pellets and granules for the pharma, health and dietary supplement industry, has secured a US patent for an innovation, claimed as both cost-effective and non-toxic.

Chidambaram launches website for Kashmir's youth

March 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram launched an interactive website here Monday, aimed at increasing job prospects for 40,000 youth in Jammu and Kashmir.

'Record tourist arrival in Kashmir is peace dividend'

March 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora Monday said 2011 had been a historical year for the state in terms of arrival of record number of tourists and pilgrims.

Chidambaram launches industry website for J-K youth

March 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, Mar.26 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday launched a website called 'Udaan', for the youth of the state.

Pak SC allows Yasin Malik to record his statement before memo commission

March 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Islamabad, Mar 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court commission probing the 'Memo Gate' scandal has granted Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik to record his statement before the commission.

Yasin Malik appears before Pak memo commission to prove Ijaz's allegations wrong

March 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Islamabad, Mar 26 (ANI): Kashmiri leader Muhammad Yasin Malik reportedly appeared before the judicial commission probing the Memo Gate scandal on Monday as the commission resumed its proceedings.

Omar faces criticism from allies, opposition alike

March 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance has once again come under the scanner with Congress leader and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad lashing out at the state government, led by National Conference ally, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Yasin Malik's participation in memo case hearing objected to by Haqqani

March 26, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Islamabad, Mar 26 (ANI): Petitioner to the memo case, Barrister Mohammad Zafarullah Khan has objected to Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik being made a party to the court proceedings in the memo case, claiming that he has no connection with it and his participation would serve to stretch the case.

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.

PDP scripted new chapter in Kashmir's history: Mufti

March 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Jammu, March 25 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and patron of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday said his party has 'scripted a new chapter in the political history of the state by challenging the hegemony of the National Conference (NC) and provided an alternative to the people of the state'.

Allocation of coal mining blocks by Central government 'arbitrary', says Prakash Karat

March 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Jammu, Mar 24 (ANI): The General Secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Prakash Karatsaid on Saturday that Central government had adopted an 'arbitrary' approach in the allocation of coal mining blocks to commercial entities.

Centre will bring Lokpal bill: Farooq Abdullah

March 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that while the central government is keen to bring the Lokpal bill at the earliest, the matter to set up the Lokayukta should be left to the states.

Chidambaram to visit Jammu and Kashmir April 10

March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir April 10 to review the security situation in the state, which is looking ahead to a repeat of 2011's peaceful summer this year.

9 killed in two road accidents in Jammu region

March 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Jammu, March 24 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 29 injured in two separate accidents on mountainous roads in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday.

Kashmir aglow with tulips

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Srinagar, Mar 23 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing for an annual tulip festival in Jammu and Kashmir, which is set to be a major tourist attraction.

Pakistan Day celebrated across country with great zeal

March 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Islamabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Pakistan Day is being celebrated across the country and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir today to commemorate the passage of the Lahore Resolution, later called the Pakistan Resolution, which eventually led to the creation of Pakistan.

Omar Abdullah takes stock of windstorm damage in Jammu and Kashmir

March 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Jammu, Mar 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday took stock of the damage caused by a severe windstorm earlier in the week.ddressing legislators in the Jammu, Abdullah gave the details of the destruction caused by the windstorm, which crossed the barometer levels of a cyclone with winds hitting 35 knots.

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