J & K

  • Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath
    Jul 29, 2015 20:18 IST

    Number of Amarnath pilgrims dips

    The number of pilgrims paying obeisance to the holy Amarnath shrine has started declining steadily in the past one week.In the last five days, the decline has been steep as the number of yatris has never crossed the mark 5,000 mark in a day.

  • child abuse minor rape
    Jul 29, 2015 19:50 IST

    23-year-old American tourist molested in Jammu

    The police have arrested a person for allegedly molesting a 23-year-old American tourist. The accused identified as Gopal Krishan, 44, a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab, was sitting beside the victim in the bus.

  • Jul 27, 2015 22:20 IST

    'Naeem's statement on AIIMS hailed'

    AIIMS Coordination Committee chairman Abhinav Sharma has welcomed education minister Naeem Akhter's statement that Jammu equally needs AIIMS like Kashmir.

  • Pilgrims forced to stay at base camp after Amarnath Yatra was
    Jul 26, 2015 18:55 IST

    28 Amarnath pilgrim deaths raise question over health certificates

    The death of 28 people during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra could be because of fake health certificates procured by the devotees who are also skipping an acclimatisation regimen crucial to undertaking the grueling pilgrimage, health officials have said.

  • Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag visiting Kargil War Memorial. HT Photo
    Jul 25, 2015 21:04 IST

    Army chief pays tributes to Kargil martyrs

    Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday laid a wreath at Kargil War Memorial in Drass on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas.'

  • kashmir strike
    Jul 25, 2015 20:38 IST

    Shutdown hits normal life in Kashmir

    A complete shutdown was observed across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday over the Rajouri incident where a rightwing group had allegedly burnt an Islamic verse while protesting against IS earlier this week.

  • A deserted look during a protest shutdown called by traders and lawyers
    Jul 24, 2015 20:32 IST

    AIIMS committee calls for 3-day Jammu bandh

    The AIIMS Coordination Committee, demanding AIIMS in Jammu, has given a call for three-day Jammu bandh from July 31. Meanwhile, the lawyers have suspended their work from Friday here. The decision was taken in a meeting of the committee attended by its groups affiliated to it, including Bar Association Jammu and Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Jammu.

  • 'Azad Pakistan'
    Jul 24, 2015 18:41 IST

    Rajouri communal cauldron: Traders, school unions call for shutdown in Kashmir

    Despite appeal by state consumer affairs and public distribution minister Choudhary Zulfikar to call off shutdown call, several traders bodies and schools' union on Friday appealed to people to boycott work and close down business centre's against alleged desecration and harassment of Muslims in Pir Panchal range's Rajouri district.

  • Lost? Be a survivor
    Jul 23, 2015 20:35 IST

    Saved from certain death, trekker thanks police rescuers

    A month ago, almost to the day, he was counting his last moments, lying in a deep gorge surrounded by dense forest in the towering Dhauladhar ranges with fractured hip and ribs and without food and water for over 48 hours. He eventually noticed a police rescue team from Kangra police climbing down a distant hill when he had lost all hope.

  • Islamic State beheading
    Jul 23, 2015 19:52 IST

    No footprints of Islamic State in Jammu Division: GoC

    Lt Gen KH Singh, outgoing General-Officer-Commanding, White Knight Corps, has said there is no footprints of Islamic State (IS) in Jammu division, and the army will not let it happen.

  • Manohar Parrikar
    Jul 23, 2015 19:42 IST

    Torrential rain hits Amarnath Yatra, Parrikar, Suhag cancel Ladakh visit

    Torrential rain across Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday hit Amarnath pilgrimage and forced cancellation of the scheduled visit of Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag to Ladakh.

  • Indian railways
    Jul 23, 2015 19:35 IST

    Mindless vandalism benefiting no one, says northern railway

    Northern railway on Thursday released pictures of the coaches damaged by unidentified vandals on Eid across the Valley and appealed to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir to “discourage and prevent anti-social elements indulging in mindless vandalism as it is counter-productive benefiting no one”.

  • 'Azad Pakistan'
    Jul 23, 2015 18:47 IST

    Curfew eased for 2 hrs in Rajouri

    Curfew was relaxed for two hours in the Rajouri town on Thursday. The internet services, however, remain suspended for the third consecutive day.

  • Kashmir strike
    Jul 22, 2015 20:44 IST

    Rajouri communal situation sparks protest in Valley

    Several political parties, including separatists, on Wednesday held street protests against alleged desecration of Islamic verse by right wing Hindu group during a protest demonstration in Rajouri district recently.

  • 'Azad Pakistan'
    Jul 22, 2015 18:31 IST

    Internet services suspended in curfew-bound Rajouri, communal clash averted

    Internet services have been suspended in Rajouri town, 150km from Jammu, even as curfew continued for the second consecutive day after clashes between Muslim protesters and police on Tuesday. The protesters were demanding the arrest of Hindu right wing activists who burnt an IS flag that had a verse from the Quran printed on it.