Two militants and two soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in a fierce encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, 35 km away from Srinagar, on Tuesday.
A study has revealed that 62% of Gujjars, mostly nomads in the state, favour two marriages, while 18% want to have about six wives. The study also reveals 42% favour abducting a girl or even a woman for marriage, which is considered a sign of heroism.
A total of 30 officers and personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir police have been awarded the 'Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medals' for meritorious and gallantry service.
The Jammu and Kashmir government here on Sunday announced the names of the state awardees in various fields on the eve of the 66th Republic Day. Noted santoor player Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma has been accorded the state's lifetime achievement award.
Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra expressed hope that the state will soon have a democratically-elected representative to lead the government.
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday officially admitted of holding talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP on Saturday confirmed that it is holding "track-II" dialogue with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir as it listed out a number of conditions with an assertion that there will be no "sell out" on "core" issues like time-bound revocation of AFSPA.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mufti Mohammed Syed on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir's betterment would be his only concern while indulging in negotiations for government formation in the state, adding that he will not trade the mandate given to his party by the people of the state.
Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir as the minimum temperature there plummeted by nearly six degrees to minus 17 degrees Celsius even as the cold wave tightened its grip in the state
Insurance claims amounting to Rs 831.91 crore of those affected by last year's floods have been settled by different banks in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir valley witnessed a shutdown and widespread street protests post Friday prayers over reprinting of sketches of Prophet Muhammad by newspapers in the West after the Charlie Hebdo attack in France.
The Kashmir Valley witnessed a significant drop in snowfall this year with Srinagar staring at snowless days even during the harshest spell of winter, locally known as Chillai Kalan. Experts warn the global warming phenomena has more snowless winters in store for Srinagar.
Moderate Hurriyat, headed by its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Thursday asked visiting US president Barrack Obama to "press India to resolve Kashmir problem" and sought his intervention as third party.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will for the first time win the Rajya Sabha (RS) seat from the state. The party is hopeful of winning two seats in an alliance with the People's Democratic Party. The elections are to be held on February 7 and the result will be declared on the same day.
Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Yasin Malik have called for a shutdown on Friday to protest against reprinting of sketches of Prophet Muhammad in France after the Charlie Hebdo attack.