Jammu and Kashmir

  • Indian soldiers walk
    Feb 28, 2015 13:26 IST

    J-K: Two militants killed in encounter

    Two Hizbul Mujhaideen militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district. "Based on specific intelligence about presence of terrorists in Ratsuna area of Tral, a joint operation was launched by Rashtriya Rifles units of army and the special operations group of police resulting in the killing of two hardcore terrorists," a defence spokesman said here on Saturday.

  • Kashmiri women wearing masks to keep away from the threat of Swine flu outside the hospital in Srinagar. Waseem Andrabi/HT
    Feb 27, 2015 19:41 IST

    H1N1 detection lab caught up in red tape

    The absence of a diagnostic laboratory for detecting the swine flu influenza is only adding the miseries of patients in Jammu, where at least two people have died and 30 others have tested positive since February 12.

  • A man with a protective mask inside the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Srinagar.
    Feb 27, 2015 19:44 IST

    Jammu doc dies of suspected swine flu

    One more person is believed to have died of swine flu, taking the total of deaths caused by the H1Ni virus in the region to three. Dr Bhupendar Singh, a paediatrician at sub-district hospital in Bishnah, had been admitted to the isolation ward of the Col Chopra Nursing Home, Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu, on Tuesday with swine flu symptoms.

  • PDP-BJP
    Feb 27, 2015 21:41 IST

    With BJP-PDP to form govt, Jammu hopes with caution

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be forming its first-ever government in Jammu and Kashmir in an alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) officially on March 1. It's a dream come true for the saffron party, but people in Jammu, where the BJP got its 25 seats, are treading with caution.

  • Feb 27, 2015 14:02 IST

    Man held for possessing heroin in Jammu

    One person has been arrested for possessing heroin in Trikuta Nagar here, police said on Friday. Tanveer Ahmad was intercepted by police on Thursday and during his frisking, 18 gram of heroin was seized from his possession, station house officer (SHO) Trikuta Nagar, Naveen Angral said.

  • A symbolic image of an earthquake
    Feb 27, 2015 13:17 IST

    Moderate quake in Valley; no casualty or damage reported

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook Kashmir Valley in the wee hours on Friday but there were no reports of any casualty or damage due to the tremor. The earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was felt around 3:29 am throughout the Valley, including Srinagar, MeT department officials said.

  • Swine flu
    Feb 26, 2015 19:32 IST

    J&K: 9 more found positive for H1N1, total 181

    Nine fresh swine flu cases have detected at Kashmir's main tertiary care hospital Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, taking the number of H1N1-infected people to 181 since Oct 2014.

  • Landslide5
    Feb 25, 2015 12:01 IST

    Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed

    Traffic along 300-km Jammu-Srinagar has been suspended on Wednesday following landslides at many places. Flights have also been affected. According to the traffic police officials landslides have been reported at Panthal, Gangroo, Nashri and Ramban.

  • Amarnath cave Srinagar
    Feb 24, 2015 18:47 IST

    Arrangements for Amarnath Yatra reviewed

    The arrangements for Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to begin on July 2 and conclude on August 29, were reviewed on Tuesday by the district development commissioner, Udhampur, Yasha Mudgal.

  • Sheikh Nazir
    Feb 24, 2015 11:47 IST

    National Conference veteran Sheikh Nazir dies

    Sheikh Nazir, veteran National Conference leader and uncle of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, died at a hospital here this morning. He was 84.

  • Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
    Feb 23, 2015 19:37 IST

    Ghulam Nabi Azad back as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha

    Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Monday back as the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, days after his re-election to the house from Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Feb 23, 2015 19:14 IST

    Jammu and Kashmir holds special place for govt: President Pranab Mukherjee

    Jammu and Kashmir occupies a "special place" for the central government and it includes rehabilitation of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Monday.

  • Swine flu
    Feb 23, 2015 14:59 IST

    Swine flu toll rises to six in Kashmir

    With one more H1N1 virus infected patient dying overnight here, the total number of swine flu deaths in Jammu and Kashmir rose to six on Monday while the number of infected people went up to 120.

  • PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar
    Feb 22, 2015 18:38 IST

    Announcement of PDP-BJP govt formation any time now, says PDP

    The Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party government is likely to assume office in a week. According to the PDP, the announcement in this regard will be made soon.

  • A BSF soldier petrolling at Jammu Katra National highway
    Feb 22, 2015 17:43 IST

    Recovery of IEDs averts major tragedy in Kashmir

    A timely detection of three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other arms and ammunition by the army late Saturday averted a major tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.