Jammu and Kashmir

  • Stranded vehicles wait for the opening of Jammu-Srinagar national highway
    Mar 06, 2015 13:56 IST

    J-K National Highway closed for fifth consecutive day

    The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day on Friday following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.

  • Chief minister Omar Abdullah. HT Photo
    Mar 06, 2015 12:31 IST

    Omar greets people on Holi

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.

  •  IAF Day Parade at Hindon airbase
    Mar 05, 2015 19:28 IST

    IAF rescues 220 people stranded in Kishtwar

    The Indian Air Force rescued 220 people stranded in snow-bound areas of remote Kishtwar district, a senior official said here on Thursday.

  • A vehicle is seen trapped in snow
    Mar 05, 2015 13:57 IST

    J-K national highway closed for fourth consecutive day

    The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.

  • Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
    Mar 04, 2015 20:05 IST

    Hurriyat welcomes India-Pak secretaries meeting

    The moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, termed the meeting of foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan a "positive development", but called upon the prime ministers of both the countries to take up Kashmir issue on a priority basis.

  • Army
    Mar 04, 2015 20:00 IST

    Rise in number of Kashmiri youth joining army a positive change'

    The army on Wednesday said a large number of Kashmiri youth enrolling for recruitment in the force was a "positive change" and a very encouraging trend.

  • Sikhs-n
    Mar 04, 2015 19:30 IST

    J&K:Sikh's disappointed as demands excluded from CMP

    All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the "exclusion" of the Sikh community's demands in the common minimum programme (CMP) announced by PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • A man protects himself during the season's first rain in Jammu
    Mar 04, 2015 17:05 IST

    J-K National Highway closed for third consecutive day

    The 300-kms long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of country, continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day today following heavy rain and snowfall in the area.

  • Ghulam Ahmad Mir
    Mar 03, 2015 20:34 IST

    Congress alone represents all regions of state: Mir

    Ghulam Ahmad Mir, the newly-appointed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, was accorded warm reception on his arrival to Jammu from New Delhi.

  • POJK refugees raising slogans against the state goverment
    Mar 03, 2015 18:53 IST

    West Pak refugees accuse BJP of ignoring them

    The West Pakistan refugees have expressed deep resentment over the silence of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) on granting them permanent citizenship rights and threatened to take to the streets once again. The Congress has said it has exposed the real face of the BJP.

  •  heavy snowfall
    Mar 03, 2015 14:37 IST

    Valley cut off from rest of country for second consecutive day

    Kashmir Valley remained cut off from rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, due to continued rainfall in plains and snowfall in upper reaches.

  • SP Sharma, veteran journalist based in Jammu.
    Mar 02, 2015 19:39 ISTGuest column

    Mufti's opening gambit

    Mufti's statement has not only put the BJP in the state and at national-level in an awkward position but has also drawn critical reactions.

  • Chief minister Omar Abdullah. HT Photo
    Mar 03, 2015 14:23 IST

    Omar takes dig at BJP-PDP govt over delay in portfolio

    Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Tuesday took a dig at the BJP-PDP coalition in the state over delay in allocation of portfolios to the sworn ministers, saying they should "stop squabbling and start governing."

  • Newly elected CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addressing a press conference in Jammu. Nitin Kanotra/HT
    Mar 02, 2015 19:19 IST

    National interest is supreme, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said national and people's interest will be supreme and ahead of party's interest. He said the government will focus on removing trust deficit between the state and rest of the country.

  • A Kashmiri man shovels snow
    Mar 02, 2015 17:28 IST

    14 houses damaged in Jammu and Kashmir avalanche

    Fourteen houses were damaged by an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday. There was no immediate report of any loss of life, authorities said.