A study has revealed that 62% of Gujjars, mostly nomads in the state, favour two marriages, while 18% want to have about six wives. The study also reveals 42% favour abducting a girl or even a woman for marriage, which is considered a sign of heroism.
A total of 30 officers and personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir police have been awarded the 'Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medals' for meritorious and gallantry service.
The Jammu and Kashmir government here on Sunday announced the names of the state awardees in various fields on the eve of the 66th Republic Day. Noted santoor player Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma has been accorded the state's lifetime achievement award.
Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra expressed hope that the state will soon have a democratically-elected representative to lead the government.
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday officially admitted of holding talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP on Saturday confirmed that it is holding "track-II" dialogue with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir as it listed out a number of conditions with an assertion that there will be no "sell out" on "core" issues like time-bound revocation of AFSPA.
Kashmir valley witnessed a shutdown and widespread street protests post Friday prayers over reprinting of sketches of Prophet Muhammad by newspapers in the West after the Charlie Hebdo attack in France.
The Kashmir Valley witnessed a significant drop in snowfall this year with Srinagar staring at snowless days even during the harshest spell of winter, locally known as Chillai Kalan. Experts warn the global warming phenomena has more snowless winters in store for Srinagar.
Moderate Hurriyat, headed by its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Thursday asked visiting US president Barrack Obama to "press India to resolve Kashmir problem" and sought his intervention as third party.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will for the first time win the Rajya Sabha (RS) seat from the state. The party is hopeful of winning two seats in an alliance with the People's Democratic Party. The elections are to be held on February 7 and the result will be declared on the same day.
Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Yasin Malik have called for a shutdown on Friday to protest against reprinting of sketches of Prophet Muhammad in France after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) has said the government should revise the passenger fares after steep decrease in the petrol and diesel prices. The party in a statement said while with every increase of diesel prices, the transporters had been demanding revision of fares, now the reverse should also follow
A person was injured in a landmine blast along the Line-of-Control in the Nowshera area of Rajouri district. Army spokesperson said Sewa Ram, 35, a resident of Saryah (Jhangar sector), had gone for cutting grass along the LoC, when he had accidentally stepped on a landmine.
The influential Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end Muslim 'love jehad' against Buddhist girls in the mountainous region in the Kashmir province.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a strong cognizance of the statement issued by leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad that the BJP's stubborn stand on the 'Hindu CM' for Jammu and Kashmir is impeding the formation of a popular government in the state.