Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir

  • army soldier
    Jan 27, 2015 17:57 IST

    Kashmir gunbattle leaves army commanding officer, 2 militants dead

    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.

  • nomads walk with their flock
    Jan 25, 2015 21:21 IST

    62% of Gujjars want 2 wives, 42% prefer abductions: Study

    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.

  • Natalia Ishchenko
    Jan 25, 2015 21:16 IST

    30 get Sher-i-Kashmir police medals

    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.

  • Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma
    Jan 25, 2015 21:11 IST

    State awards: Lifetime achievement for Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma

    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.

  • N N Vohra
    Jan 25, 2015 19:29 IST

    Guv expresses hope for formation of govt soon in state

    Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra expressed hope that the state will soon have a democratically-elected representative to lead the government.

  • PDP
    Jan 24, 2015 21:49 IST

    PDP accepts holding parleys with BJP for govt formation

    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
    Jan 24, 2015 18:36 IST

    PDP says talking to BJP, lists conditions for govt-formation

    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.

  • PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. HT Photo
    Jan 24, 2015 18:25 IST

    Only willing to form coalition for betterment of J-K: Mufti

    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.

  • A girl glides through snow covered path in Gulmarg. Waseem Andrabi/HT
    Jan 24, 2015 16:05 IST

    Cold intensifies in Valley; Kargil shivers at minus 17 deg C

    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

  • Jammu and Kashmir floods
    Jan 23, 2015 18:58 IST

    J-K floods: Insurance claims of nearly Rs 832 crore settled

    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.

  • Kashmiri Muslim labourers chatting as they sit outside a closed market during a strike in Srinagar-N
    Jan 23, 2015 14:50 IST

    Shutdown, protests in Valley over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    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.

  • Jan 22, 2015 21:51 IST

    More snowless winters in store for Srinagar in next 30 years: Experts

    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.

  • Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
    Jan 22, 2015 21:42 IST

    Mirwaiz asks Obama to mediate on Kashmir as third party

    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.

  • A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
    Jan 22, 2015 21:01 IST

    BJP set to win first RS seat from state

    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.

  • geelani
    Jan 22, 2015 20:53 IST

    Charlie Hebdo cartoons: Geelani, Malik calls for shutdown on Jan 23

    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.