Victims of the May 1 earthquake in the mountainous Doda and Kishtwar regions of have alleged that the government is adopting an "unfair and partisan approach" in disbursing relief to them.
The army on Saturday said it repelled a major infiltration bid by militants to sneak into Kashmir’s Machil sector but a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed and a soldier seriously injured while attempting to push back the militants into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Peerzada Ashiq reports.
A Personal Security Officer(PSO) of Janata Dal (Secular) state president allegedly opened fire inside his house, triggering panic in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, who is also working president of the ruling National Conference, has directed ministers of his party to be available at NC headquarters to attend to public issues.
Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission (SAC) has ordered a regular enquiry into the alleged role of deputy chief minister Tara Chand in the illegal appointments in urban local bodies.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has a new and a most unlikely admirer: Congress tourism minister of Kashmir Ghulam Ahmad Mir.
Suspecting shoddy construction resulting in disproportionate damage to school buildings compared to other structures after earthquake hit the Doda region on May 1, the government has decided to engage an independent third party for ascertaining the reason behind this.
Fresh tremors of moderate intensity today shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas, prompting authorities to close down schools again. Tremors measuring 4.1, 3 and 3.7 on the richter scale shook Baderwah valley and adjoining areas at 12.01 pm, 9.41 am and 8.42 am respectively, met officials said.
Fresh tremors of moderate intensity on Monday shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas, prompting authorities to close down schools again.
Miffed over the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Jammu and Kashmir Sikh Council on Sunday staged a protest. The council alleged the central government of employing different yardsticks when it came to minorities.
The Centre has accorded sanction for 10,000 tents to earthquake-affected areas of erstwhile Doda district. The decision was taken after union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
A major tragedy was averted on Sunday when Army detected and destroyed an improvised explosive device planted by militants in Handwara area of north Kashmir Kupwara district.
Within hours of killing of a police officer, a civilian was shot by unidentified gunmen on Friday night in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. A police spokesman said Mudasir Ahmad Mir, 30, was shot by militants in the Lasipora area of Pulwama when he was returning home from a mosque after late night prayers.
Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra has directed for strict implementation of Supreme court guidelines for this year’s Amarnath ji Yatra particularly restricting the daily number of pilgrims to 7500, for each route. HT reports.
Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay was not the typical gun-wielding terrorist. He was fond of gardening, flying kites and playing bagpipes. The man who loved flowers was brainwashed to pick up the gun. A resident of Daluwali village in Pakistan's Sialkot district, Sanaullah got associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist outfit in the early 1990s, the heyday of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Pak prisoner Sanaullah dies in Chandigarh
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