J & K

  • Feb 27, 2015 14:02 IST

    Man held for possessing heroin in Jammu

    One person has been arrested for possessing heroin in Trikuta Nagar here, police said on Friday. Tanveer Ahmad was intercepted by police on Thursday and during his frisking, 18 gram of heroin was seized from his possession, station house officer (SHO) Trikuta Nagar, Naveen Angral said.

  • A symbolic image of an earthquake
    Feb 27, 2015 13:17 IST

    Moderate quake in Valley; no casualty or damage reported

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook Kashmir Valley in the wee hours on Friday but there were no reports of any casualty or damage due to the tremor. The earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was felt around 3:29 am throughout the Valley, including Srinagar, MeT department officials said.

  • Landslide5
    Feb 25, 2015 12:01 IST

    Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed

    Traffic along 300-km Jammu-Srinagar has been suspended on Wednesday following landslides at many places. Flights have also been affected. According to the traffic police officials landslides have been reported at Panthal, Gangroo, Nashri and Ramban.

  • Feb 24, 2015 11:47 IST

    National Conference veteran Sheikh Nazir dies

    Sheikh Nazir, veteran National Conference leader and uncle of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, died at a hospital here this morning. He was 84.

  • Feb 23, 2015 23:18 IST

    PDP-BJP pact draft calls for dialogue with Pak, separatists

    The 11-page draft of a common minimum programme (CMP) by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP for a coalition regime in Jammu and Kashmir talks of dialogue with Pakistan as well as with the separatists, and also carries an assurance on retaining the state's special status.

  • Feb 23, 2015 19:37 IST

    Ghulam Nabi Azad back as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha

    Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Monday back as the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, days after his re-election to the house from Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Feb 23, 2015 19:14 IST

    Jammu and Kashmir holds special place for govt: President Pranab Mukherjee

    Jammu and Kashmir occupies a "special place" for the central government and it includes rehabilitation of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Monday.

  • Swine flu
    Feb 23, 2015 14:59 IST

    Swine flu toll rises to six in Kashmir

    With one more H1N1 virus infected patient dying overnight here, the total number of swine flu deaths in Jammu and Kashmir rose to six on Monday while the number of infected people went up to 120.

  • Feb 22, 2015 17:43 IST

    Recovery of IEDs averts major tragedy in Kashmir

    A timely detection of three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other arms and ammunition by the army late Saturday averted a major tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

  • Feb 21, 2015 21:01 IST

    Governor NN Vohra reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra on Saturday reviewed arrangements being made for annual Amarnath pilgrimage scheduled to start from July 2.

  • Feb 21, 2015 20:15 IST

    Winter vacations extended in J&K

    Winter vacations in the Valley have been extended due to bad weather. Director school education Showkat Ahmad Beigh confirmed that the classes from nursery to class 12 will now open on March 2. He, however, said that the decision was taken due to bad weather conditions and not swine flu.

  • Maoist
    Feb 21, 2015 12:51 IST

    J-K: Two militants killed in Baramulla encounter

    Two militants on Saturday were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of militants in Thak-Gund village in Sopore, a joint team of army and police began a search operation on Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.

    Feb 21, 2015 12:25 IST

    PDP, BJP agree on govt formation in J-K

    "I am meeting Mufti Sahib today and if anything has been worked out, we will hold a briefing about it during the day," People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar told IANS in winter capital Jammu, while referring to reports that government formation in the state was imminent because the PDP and the BJP had agreed on the draft of a common minimum programme (CMP) for governance.

  • Omar Abdullah-P
    Feb 20, 2015 21:17 IST

    Former CM Omar Abdullah slams PDP after HT interview

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Omar Abdullah criticised PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for his remarks that he "will not sell out to BJP."

  • NN Vohra-P
    Feb 20, 2015 21:06 IST

    Punjab takes Shahpur Kandi concerns to J&K governor

    The jinxed Shahpur Kandi dam project was one of the matters that Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal raised with Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra when he called on him on Friday here.