Jammu and Kashmir

  • Katra railway station
    May 29, 2015 19:44 IST

    Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides Rs 1 crore to Katra MC

    Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has approved a financial support of Rs 1 crore under the social responsibility activity scheme of the board to Katra Municipal Committee for undertaking various developmental works, an official spokesman said on Friday.

  • Engineer Rashid
    May 29, 2015 19:32 IST

    Engineer Rashid joins campaign for jailed militant commander's release

    Mainstream politician and member of legislative assembly from Langate, Engineer Rasheed, has supported a campaign for the release of jailed militant commander Dr Qasim Faktoo, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of human rights activist HN Wanchoo in 1992.

  • Yasin Malik, chairman of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). HT Photo
    May 29, 2015 18:50 IST

    JKLF launches 'jail bharo' agitation; Yasin Malik detained

    Alleging lack of space for "political" activities, the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday launched a 10-day 'jail bharo' agitation, with its chairman Yasin Malik and some other supporters being taken into custody.

  • Mumbai crime branch
    May 29, 2015 17:44 IST

    Policeman shot at in Shopian

    A policeman was wounded after suspected militants fired outside a bank in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday afternoon, police said.

  • PDP
    May 28, 2015 21:54 IST

    PDP slams Malik's statement on Sopore killings

    A day after Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik asked United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Sallahuddin to announce a probe and come clear on killing of innocent people in North Kashmir's Sopore area, many mainstream political parties have denounced the statement saying militants have no role in investigating the killings.

  • embroidery
    May 28, 2015 21:38 IST

    Facing Rs 500 cr slump, Kashmir traders' body pins hopes on buyers from 21 countries

    Grappling with Rs 500 crore dip in handicrafts and carpet industry in the wake of devastating floods, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has invited prospective buyers from 21 countries to put the industry back on the tracks.

  • High voltage electricity
    May 28, 2015 17:31 IST

    Kashmir guerrillas' latest target - mobile phone operations

    Guerrillas in Kashmir have carried out three deadly attacks over three days against mobile phone operations after their communication equipment fitted on a mobile tower was seized -- leaving them with poor connectivity.

  • Hamid Nazir
    May 28, 2015 20:03 IST

    Rights group seeks ban on pellet gun after Kashmir boy loses sight

    International rights group Amnesty International (AI) India on Thursday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to put a ban on the use of the pellet-firing shotguns.

  • Raghuram Rajan
    May 28, 2015 21:29 IST

    RBI guv promises easing of lending procedure to flood-affected artisans

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday came to the rescue of the flood-affected artisans of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

  • Moderate separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
    May 28, 2015 21:35 IST

    Mirwaiz hails Tripura's move to withdraw AFSPA

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday described the Tripura government's decision to withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as "bold decision."

  • A group of people raise slogans during a protest
    May 28, 2015 14:59 IST

    J-K govt employees' attempt to gherao civil secretariat foiled

    At least 12 protesters were today detained here as police prevented hundreds of contractual, casual and daily wage employees of state government from marching towards the civil secretariat, which houses the office of the Chief Minister.

  • Yasin Malik, chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front
    May 27, 2015 20:40 IST

    Malik accuses Mufti of choking political space, to start 'jail bharo' campaign from Friday

    Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Wednesday accused chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of choking separatists' political space and threatened a 10-day-long 'jail bharo' (court arrest) campaign starting Friday.

  • Jammu and Kashmir militant BSNL Sopore
    May 27, 2015 19:23 IST

    JKLF asks jehad council to probe into Sopore killings

    Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Wednesday called upon the United Jehad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin to initiate a probe into the killings of two civilians in north Kashmir's Sopore area this week by unidentified gunmen.

  • Tourists enjoys
    May 27, 2015 11:53 IST

    SDA seeks suggestions for ambitious Srinagar master plan

    Authorities in Srinagar are on an ambitious exercise to come up with a viable, transparent and foolproof master plan to cater to the needs and sustainability of the city with 5000 year of history.

  • Gazalla Amin
    May 27, 2015 10:00 IST

    First woman member of Kashmir Chamber quits

    Just two years after winning elections of the 81-year-old traders’ body, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI), first-ever woman treasurer Gazalla Amin (51) has tendered her resignation from the post.