Jammu and Kashmir

  • Srinagar
    Apr 20, 2015 20:52 IST

    Wet weather swells Kashmir streams, Kargil witnesses fresh snowfall

    Incessant rains and sporadic hail storm in the Kashmir Valley on Monday again swelled the rivers sharply causing inundation. The water level in the Jhelum rose to 17.35 feet, just one feet below the danger mark, in Srinagar's Ram Munshibagh in the past 24 hours. Similarly, the water level in south Kashmir's Sangam area was at 20.40, four feet below the danger mark.

  • Jammu-Srinagar highway
    Apr 20, 2015 20:08 IST

    Jammu-Srinagar highway open for one-way traffic

    The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was open on Monday for one-way traffic as more than 600 stranded vehicles, carrying essential supplies to the Valley, were cleared on Sunday evening.

    Apr 20, 2015 20:03 IST

    Steps afoot for dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits: J-K min

    Calling Kashmir "incomplete" without Kashmiri Pandits, the state government on Monday said that steps were afoot for dignified return of the community to the Valley.

  • Gurgaon hit-and-run
    Apr 20, 2015 19:21 IST

    2 brothers killed in road mishap in J-K, locals stage protest

    Two brothers were killed and nine other passengers injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering violent protests by locals, who set the vehicle on fire.

  • Mubarak Mandi, royal residence of the maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir
    Apr 18, 2015 17:09 IST

    Jamia Masjid to Martand temple, 10 places of historical importance in Kashmir

    Considered to be one of the most exotic tourist destinations of India, Kashmir is certainly a traveler’s delight. Apart from the breathtaking views and picturesque sights, Kashmir also houses monuments, shrines and temples of historical importance that stand witness to the unique history of this ‘Paradise on Earth’.

  • Udhampur MP Lal Singh
    Apr 16, 2015 22:17 IST

    Absentee doctors to be shown door: Health minister

    Health and medical education minister Lal Singh on Thursday said the government is planning to dismiss from service all the willful absentee doctors of the health and medical education department who are working in private hospitals outside the state.

  • PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar
    Apr 16, 2015 22:12 IST

    J-K a unique tourist destination: Naeem

    Education minister Naeem Akhtar on Thursday said tourism is the backbone of the state's economy and the government will make all efforts to promote and package its potential. Speaking at the 'Make My Trip' initiative to 'Rediscover Kashmir' in New Delhi, in which tourism players including representatives of hotel and travel fraternity, Bollywood and mediapersons were present, the state education minister promised that the state government will act as an enabler to provide better facilities and infrastructure to attract new, high-end tourists.

    Apr 16, 2015 22:02 IST

    Shifting of' AIIMS to Kashmir Valley puts BJP to clinical test in Jammu

    In less than two-months of government formation, the Bharatiya Janata Party is yet again facing criticism for the perceived "surrender" of its ideological position and "betraying" the mandate of the Jammu voters. This time it's about setting up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kashmir Valley instead of Jammu.

  • Newly elected CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addressing a press conference in Jammu. Nitin Kanotra/HT
    Apr 15, 2015 21:58 IST

    Mufti asks army to show caution

    Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday called the killing of a youth in south Kashmir's Tral area as an "unfortunate incident" and said the army should have been more cautious.

  • Ashan Untoo
    Apr 15, 2015 19:54 IST

    Panthers protest shifting of AIIMS to Kashmir

    The Panthers party on Wednesday protested the shifting of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to Kashmir from Jammu and blamed the BJP for the fiasco. The party activists joined by former MLAs Harshdev Singh and Balwant Mankotia staged a demonstration in Jammu on Wednesday.

  • Sukhnanadan Kumar Chaudhary. HT Photo
    Apr 14, 2015 20:10 IST

    It’s not PDP, but BJP heading governance, says Sukhnandan

    Minister for public health engineering, flood control and irrigation Sukhnanadan Kumar Chaudhary has said chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed does not holds the final say in the governance and cannot take decisions in isolation without taking alliance partner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in loop.

  • Udhampur MP Lal Singh
    Apr 15, 2015 19:46 IST

    Health minister asks docs to avoid unnecessary referrals

    Health minister Lal Singh asked doctors to avoid unnecessary referrals to Kathua and Jammu government hospitals. Singh said this while reviewing the medicare facilities in the community health centres (CHCs) of Basohli and Billawar on Wednesday.

  • Panun Kashmir chairman Ajay Churangoo
    Apr 13, 2015 20:57 IST

    Division of Kashmir has become inevitable: Panun Kashmir

    Panun Kashmir chairman Ajay Chrungoo said here on Monday that the division of Kashmir has become inevitable to stop fundamentalism in the Valley.

  • Avinash Rai Khanna
    Apr 13, 2015 20:44 IST

    Centre, state committed to rehabilitation of Pandits: BJP

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said the Centre and the state government were committed to the rehabilitation of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits.

  • Shyyam Lal Sharma
    Apr 13, 2015 16:13 IST

    Congress hits out at BJP over AIIMS issue, holds dharna in Jammu

    The Congress on Monday held a protest outside Raj Bhavan here, hitting out at the BJP-led Central government for "denying" Jammu region an AIIMS and sanctioning the premier medical institute only for the Valley.