To express anger and resentment over the recent acts of sacrilege in Boondh and Batote, series of protests were held across the Jammu province on Wednesday, wherein Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists raised slogans against the National Conference-Congress coalition government and burnt coalition's effigies.
Three-day Basholi bandh to protest against the sacrilegious act in the neighbouring Boondh town, about 210 km from Jammu, was called off on Wednesday evening after a meeting was held with the district administration reassuring the protestors of arresting the accused at the earliest.
After the news that appeared on a local daily that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command was ready to sacrifice some of its seats to accommodate Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) in the state in the forthcoming assembly polls 2014, majority of the party workers and mandal pradhans here have opposed the decision.
The issues related to operating Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME), which is being constructed at Kakriyal, near Katra, was discussed on Tuesday in the 54th meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
Haryana cabinet on Wednesday decided to revise the norm of annual income of displaced families from Kashmir and also that of the tenure of giving financial assistance to such families.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is planning to rope in services of Bangalore-based health care service provider for its upcoming medical facility for rendering quality health care services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Amid tight security, the 34th batchof pilgrims today left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.
A militant accused of blasting the office of Naib Tehsildar at Dhar Galoon in Mendhar tehsil was arrested yesterday from the area of Batmaloo in Kashmir.
CBI has registered 50 cases inJammu and Kashmir between 2011 and 2014 of which eight have been closed during the period, Lok Sabha was informed today.
Locals here in Kashmir recalled peaceful days while watching a circus performance in Srinagar after almost three decades.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), ministry of external affairs, will organise the first ever tabla recital in KL Sehgal Hall at Abhinav Theatre here on July 31 under its horizon series programme. In a press conference at ICCR headquarters here, regional director of ICCR, Balwant Thakur, said tabla maestros KL Verma and Rajinder Raina would feature in the focussed tabla recital concert.
The All Jammu and Kashmir Sikh Unity Forum (AJKSUF) on Tuesday demanded that the Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (POK) refugees of the 1947 conflict be provided compensation before the start of the upcoming assembly elections. In a meeting held on Tuesday, chairman of AJKSUF Rajinder Singh said the National Conference-led state government had discriminated refugees for the last 66 years.
Jammu and Kashmir governor N Vohra, chief minister Omar Abdullah and his cabinet colleagues today felicitated people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, wishing them well being and prosperity.
Police foiled a bid to loot passengers of a taxi in Jammu city and arrested three persons in this connection, officials said on Tuesday.
Army's Northern command chief Lt Gen D S Hooda has conveyed his best wishes and heartfelt greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.