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.
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.
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.
A policeman was wounded after suspected militants fired outside a bank in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday afternoon, police said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday described the Tripura government's decision to withdraw Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as "bold decision."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.