The population of Christians in Jammu and Kashmir and the other states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh has increased significantly, the recently-released religious census report has revealed, taking Christian organisations by surprise.
against proposed closure of sugar mills.
All Hurriyat leaders released from house arrest
Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Abbas Ansari under house arrest
Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday gave a warm send-off to the first batch of Haj pilgrims from the state and wished them a safe journey and smooth performance of pilgrimage.
The yatra was suspended from Jammu base camp for last two days in the wake of a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains at Kheri in Udhampur district on Friday night.
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.
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.
AIIMS Coordination Committee chairman Abhinav Sharma has welcomed education minister Naeem Akhter's statement that Jammu equally needs AIIMS like Kashmir.
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 on Saturday laid a wreath at Kargil War Memorial in Drass on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas.'
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.
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.
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.
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.