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.
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.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
The Indian Air Force rescued 220 people stranded in snow-bound areas of remote Kishtwar district, a senior official said here on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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, the newly-appointed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, was accorded warm reception on his arrival to Jammu from New Delhi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.