The divine festival of Navratras that falls in the Chaitra month (March-April) begins on Thursday. The city of temples has started celebrating the nine nights with religious fervor, fasting for all nine days and worshipping Goddess Durga in her nine forms. Amit Khajuria reports.
Members of Opposition Peoples Democratic Party staged a walkout on the first day of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council today demanding that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body be returned.
Kashmir Valley and the mountainous districts of Jammu region remained cut off from the rest of the country on the second consecutive day owing to continuous rain and snowfall. Jammu witnessed continuous rainfall for the second day.
The Traffic Department of the state would start e-challan system in Jammu with installation of optical cameras at all the traffic signals. A team lead by superintendent of Police (SP) Traffic (Rural) has been sent to Bangalore to get training of e-challan system.
Continuous rain and snowfall in the entire state has led to closure of many roads including 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway as well as the air traffic for the second consecutive day today. Amit Khajuria reports.
Indian and Pakistani forces' agreement for not violating the ceasefire has given a hope of survival to the panic villagers near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, but they still do not trust Pakistan, reports Amit Khajuria.
The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of state government employees has warned the government to concede their demands including implementation of signed agreement and enhancement of retirement age from 58 years to 60 years and also announced calendar for its fifth phase of agitation, else they will go on strike for five days. Amit Khajuria reports.
Six passengers including Pilot had a narrow escape and received minor injuries, when a Pawan Hans helicopter flying back to Katra from Vaishno Devi shrine made an emergency landing at Aghar (six km ahead of Katra) on Sunday.
Jammu has observed the coldest day of this session and the dense fog in the winter capital of the state for the second day has disrupted rail traffic on Wednesday.
A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two men in a village near Jammu on Saturday. Both the accused have been arrested, reports Amit Khajuria
In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops once again resorted to unprovoked firing upon the Indian posts in Ballar Post of the Samba Sector of International Border in Jammu district, today. Amit Khajuria reports.
Pakistani troops for the fourth time in 30 days resorted to unprovoked firing upon Indian posts along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu district on Friday.
Ever since the central government decided to cap the availability of subusidised cooking cylinders to six in a financial year, the black-marketing of cylinders have increased manifold.
Normal life was paralysed in Jammu and Kashmir as more than 75000 passenger vehicles were off the road today due to All J&K Passenger Transporter Welfare Association's (AJKTWA) call for strike for fare hike.
The Jammu Municipal Corporation has geared up their drive against the adulteration in the milk products during festive season in the city. Amit Khajuria reports.
In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops again resorted to unprovoked firing upon the Indian posts in Arnia sector of the International Border of Jammu district, today.
Come Navratra and everybody seems to be flocking towards Vaishno Devi. People's staunch devotion towards Vaishno Devi could be gauged from the fact that the online booking for aarti and atka darshan is full, leaving many dejected.
A study revealed that lack of basic necessities and restriction on nomadic movement in Himalayan region by security forces have impacted the life of Gujjars-Bakerwals resulting in recurrent decline in tribal migrations in Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Khajuria reports.
After barring the social networking site Facebook and videosharing site Youtube, for three days, the local internet providers restored the sites on Friday. While Facebook was barred by all the internet providers, except BSNL, YouTube was totally banned in the state.
The Paddy farmer of the Jammu region, especially from the RS Pura sector are feeling helpless as their crop has been attacked by the ‘leaf folder’ in the last few days.