J & K

  • Kashmiri people walking in snow in Srinagar
    Mar 06, 2015 17:57 IST

    More rain, snow forecast in Kashmir; highway still shut

    Jammu and Kashmir is likely to receive more rain and snowfall in the next 24 hours even as the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the 5th day on Friday.

  • A man with a protective mask inside the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Srinagar.
    Mar 06, 2015 17:54 IST

    Swine flu: One more dead in Kashmir, toll reaches 8; 291

    One more person died of swine flu in Kashmir Valley on Friday taking the death toll due to the disease in the region to eight and 14 new patients have tested positive for the virus, health officials said here on Friday.

  • Chief minister Omar Abdullah. HT Photo
    Mar 06, 2015 12:31 IST

    Omar greets people on Holi

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.

  •  IAF Day Parade at Hindon airbase
    Mar 05, 2015 19:28 IST

    IAF rescues 220 people stranded in Kishtwar

    The Indian Air Force rescued 220 people stranded in snow-bound areas of remote Kishtwar district, a senior official said here on Thursday.

  • A vehicle is seen trapped in snow
    Mar 05, 2015 13:57 IST

    J-K national highway closed for fourth consecutive day

    The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.

  • Army
    Mar 04, 2015 20:00 IST

    Rise in number of Kashmiri youth joining army a positive change'

    The army on Wednesday said a large number of Kashmiri youth enrolling for recruitment in the force was a "positive change" and a very encouraging trend.

  • Sajad Lone-N
    Mar 04, 2015 17:19 IST

    Unhappy over portfolio, Sajjad Lone skips office, flies to Srinagar

    Separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajjad Lone on Wednesday flew to Srinagar from Jammu in a huff, a day after he was given the portfolios of science and technology and animal husbandry from the BJP quota.

  • A man protects himself during the season's first rain in Jammu
    Mar 04, 2015 17:05 IST

    J-K National Highway closed for third consecutive day

    The 300-kms long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of country, continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day today following heavy rain and snowfall in the area.

  • Ghulam Ahmad Mir
    Mar 03, 2015 20:34 IST

    Congress alone represents all regions of state: Mir

    Ghulam Ahmad Mir, the newly-appointed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, was accorded warm reception on his arrival to Jammu from New Delhi.

  • SP Sharma, veteran journalist based in Jammu.
    Mar 02, 2015 19:39 ISTGuest column

    Mufti's opening gambit

    Mufti's statement has not only put the BJP in the state and at national-level in an awkward position but has also drawn critical reactions.

  • Newly elected CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addressing a press conference in Jammu. Nitin Kanotra/HT
    Mar 02, 2015 19:19 IST

    National interest is supreme, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said national and people's interest will be supreme and ahead of party's interest. He said the government will focus on removing trust deficit between the state and rest of the country.

  • PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. HT Photo
    Feb 28, 2015 21:58 IST

    Stage set Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for Sayeed's coronation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the first-ever BJP partnered government in Jammu and Kashmir. 79-year-old Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is to be sworn in as the ninth chief minister of the state.

  • Kashmiri girls
    Feb 28, 2015 21:38 IST

    Winter vacation extended in Valley, schools to reopen on March 9

    Amidst swine flu scare and forecast of heavy rain/snow early next week, authorities on Saturday extended the ongoing winter vacation in schools falling under the Kashmir division and the winter zones of Jammu by another week.

  • Mufti Sayeed meets Modi
    Feb 28, 2015 18:41 IST

    Mufti to take charge of BJP-PDP govt, J-K to witness tectonic shift

    The historic swearing in ceremony of the BJP-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alliance government on Sunday will see the state witness a major political shift in its power corridors. PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will be sworn-in with Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining too.

  • 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.