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Centre, ECI back J&K delimitation decision

The delimitation exercise for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) could not wait till 2026 since the idea was to give immediate democracy to the newest Union Territory (UT), the Union government told the Supreme Court on Thursday, justifying the act of redrawing poll constituencies in J&K and increasing the tally of assembly seats from 83 to 90 following the effective abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.

Centre, ECI back J&K delimitation decision(Imran Nissar)
Centre, ECI back J&K delimitation decision(Imran Nissar)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 01:28 AM IST

J&K's Bandipora hosts the first-ever Tribal Winter Festival

A first-of-its-kind Tribal Winter Festival was held in the Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on November 30.

J&K's Bandipora hosts the first-ever tribal winter festival (representative image)(HT Gallery)
J&K's Bandipora hosts the first-ever tribal winter festival (representative image)(HT Gallery)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 03:58 PM IST

Huge cache of arms and explosives seized from terrorist hideout in JK's Poonch

The recoveries made from the hideout included two AK assault rifles, six magazines, 69 rounds, one pistol with a magazine and five hand grenades, the official said.

Arms and ammunition recovered in Nabana, Surankote area of Poonch district in a joint search operation of Romeo force and Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)
Arms and ammunition recovered in Nabana, Surankote area of Poonch district in a joint search operation of Romeo force and Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 03:21 PM IST

Amid row over Lapid's ‘Kashmir Files’ remarks, Jairam's ‘Fact+Fiction’ jibe

Israeli screenwriter and director triggered a controversy after he said at the closing ceremony of the IFFI that ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie is a “vulgar propaganda”.

Israeli filmmaker and IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid speaks during the closing of the 53rd IFFI, in Goa, Monday night (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Israeli filmmaker and IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid speaks during the closing of the 53rd IFFI, in Goa, Monday night (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 08:27 PM IST

Srinagar records coldest night of season so far

The city recorded a minimum of minus 2.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, which was the lowest so far this season, the officials said.

The MeT office said the minimum is expected to dip further as the weather is likely to remain dry till December 7.
The MeT office said the minimum is expected to dip further as the weather is likely to remain dry till December 7.
Published on Nov 27, 2022 12:29 PM IST

Killing of 4 IAF officials: TADA court issues fresh warrant against Yasin Malik

Additional advocate general Monika Kohli, who is CBI’s special prosecutor in the case, said, “Today, the court issued a fresh production warrant for the physical appearance of Malik on the next hearing on December 22 as he had refused to cross-examine the witnesses via virtual mode.”

A special TADA court on Wednesday issued a fresh production warrant seeking physical appearance of jailed Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik in a case related to the killing of four IAF officials in 1990. (ANI file photo)
A special TADA court on Wednesday issued a fresh production warrant seeking physical appearance of jailed Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik in a case related to the killing of four IAF officials in 1990. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 09:19 PM IST

'Will carry out any order by government': Top Army officer on taking back PoK

Dwivedi, meanwhile, also said that there were around 300 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir at this time, with another 160 waiting for an opportunity to cross the LoC and sneak into India.

Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, the general officer commanding-in-chief of the Northern Command.(ANI video grab)
Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, the general officer commanding-in-chief of the Northern Command.(ANI video grab)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 10:07 PM IST

Mira Rajput will inspire you to invest in linen pants for your capsule wardrobe

Mira Rajput dropped a picture of herself dressed in a classy one-shoulder top and pants set. It will inspire you to invest in linen trousers for your capsule wardrobe. Check out the post inside.

Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput's classy one-shoulder top and linen pants stuns the internet. (Instagram)
Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput's classy one-shoulder top and linen pants stuns the internet. (Instagram)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 03:15 PM IST

Farooq Abdullah's warning on religious divide in J&K: ‘Lord Ram is everyone's…’

The National Conference supremo said that he never joined hands with Pakistan, as opposed to the frequent accusations.

Farooq Abdullah. (HT PHOTO)
Farooq Abdullah. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 03:23 PM IST

Terrorist, who targeted labourers & was in police custody, killed amid encounter

Jammu and Kashmir encounter: The encounter took place in the Anantnag district.

(File photo/ Representational) A security personnel keeps vigil in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. (ANI)
(File photo/ Representational) A security personnel keeps vigil in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 10:25 AM IST

Paragliding in Jammu soon to promote adventure tourism, trials underway

The Jammu tourism directorate collaborated with the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering Gulmarg to organise paragliding trials at Aithem in Jammu district, Dhanwa and Mokhri in Reasi, Bhaderwah in Doda, Patnitop in Ramban and Sanasar in Kishtwar districts

Paragliding in Jammu soon to promote adventure tourism, trials underway (Jahoo Clouseau)
Paragliding in Jammu soon to promote adventure tourism, trials underway (Jahoo Clouseau)
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 05:15 PM IST

3 soldiers killed in J&K avalanche

Three soldiers were killed after an avalanche hit an army patrol in north Kashmir’s Machil Kupwara sector on Friday, officials said.

Representational image
Representational image
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 12:48 AM IST

Turkey link emerges in recent threats to Kashmiri-based journalists: Report

Several journalists resigned from local publications recently after being threatened by terror outfit The Resistance Front (TRF), a shadow organisation of the Lashker-e-Taiba.

Representative image.
Representative image.
Published on Nov 17, 2022 09:49 PM IST

Afternoon brief: CJI Chandrachud on need for modern and equal judiciary

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud on Monday said his mission is to have a modern and an equal judiciary.(HT_PRINT)
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud on Monday said his mission is to have a modern and an equal judiciary.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Nov 15, 2022 01:05 PM IST

Major highways closed, high-altitude villages cut off after snowfall in J&K

Around six inches of snow was recorded in the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kahsmir's Baramulla while Gurez and Machil have received over 12 inches of snow.

Vehicles are parked on the snow-covered road amid heavy snowfall, near the famous Gulmarg Ski Resort, at Tangmarg, in Baramulla on Monday. (ANI)
Vehicles are parked on the snow-covered road amid heavy snowfall, near the famous Gulmarg Ski Resort, at Tangmarg, in Baramulla on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 04:32 PM IST

AAP calls for early restoration of J&K statehood, slams Centre: Report

The remarks were made by AAP's Jammu and Kashmir co-ordination committee chairman Harsh Dev Singh at a function in Srinagar attended by several sarpanches and panches who joined the party.

A view of the snow-clad Gulmarg Ski resort, in Baramulla. (ANI for representation)
A view of the snow-clad Gulmarg Ski resort, in Baramulla. (ANI for representation)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 07:41 PM IST

J&K: Ganderbal administration withdraws order banning electric heaters

Earlier in the day, the district magistrate or the deputy commissioner of the central Kashmir district had imposed a ban on the sale, possession and use of electric heating appliances, even as the Valley witnessed heavy snowfall in the higher reaches.

A view of the snow-clad Gulmarg Ski resort after heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, in Baramulla, November 10.(ANI)
A view of the snow-clad Gulmarg Ski resort after heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, in Baramulla, November 10.(ANI)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 11:10 AM IST

Two migrant workers injured in targeted attack in J&K’s Anantnag

This is the second targeted attack on non-locals in the Anantnag district this month.

Police said that non-local labourers were attacked in the Rakh Momin area of south Kashmir.
Police said that non-local labourers were attacked in the Rakh Momin area of south Kashmir.
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 04:48 AM IST

Religion must be separated from politics, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Speaking on the sidelines of the function in which the J&K Democratic Peace Moment Party merged with the Democratic Azad Party in Srinagar, the former Union minister said that he is against all such parties that create division between people through their speeches and slogans.

Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad welcoming various leaders into the party fold at a function in which J&K Democratic Peace Movement (JKDPM) merged with DAP in Srinagar on Friday. (ANI)
Democratic Azad Party (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad welcoming various leaders into the party fold at a function in which J&K Democratic Peace Movement (JKDPM) merged with DAP in Srinagar on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 02:34 AM IST

Jaish terrorist killed, ‘Fidayeen’ attack averted: Security forces

A police spokesperson said the terrorist was killed after a joint cordon and search operation was launched by police and army’s Rashtriya rifles following inputs about the possible presence of terrorists in Kapren area of Shopian.

Kashmir additional director general of police (ADGP) Vijay Kumar said Hanees was active in south Kashmir for the past eight months.
Kashmir additional director general of police (ADGP) Vijay Kumar said Hanees was active in south Kashmir for the past eight months.
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 12:46 AM IST

JeM terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Shopian

The encounter between terrorists and security forces began in the Karen area of the Shopian district early Friday.

Security forces patrol near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI file photo)
Security forces patrol near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI file photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 09:01 AM IST

CBI arrests 7 more in J&K Police sub-inspector recruitment scam

CBI has arrested seven persons, including head constable and constables of CRPF and an ASI of J&K Police, in an ongoing investigation of a case related to the recruitment scam

The CBI on Thursday said seven more persons, including some police personnel, have been arrested in connection with the alleged manipulation of recruitment process for sub-inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police. (Image for representational purpose)
The CBI on Thursday said seven more persons, including some police personnel, have been arrested in connection with the alleged manipulation of recruitment process for sub-inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police. (Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 05:41 AM IST

J&K sees heavy snowfall in Poonch, traffic suspended on Mughal road. Video

The 84-km road is a key piece of infrastructure as it connects the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri to Shopian. It passes over the Pir Panjal mountains, which is higher than the Banihal Pass (2832 m above sea level) in the same range.

The valley created a fresh record with a tourist footfall of 1.62 crores in 2022.(ANI)
The valley created a fresh record with a tourist footfall of 1.62 crores in 2022.(ANI)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 02:38 PM IST

Rare sighting of snow leopard in Kashmir, conservationists elated

The sighting has brought hope among wildlife conservationists who said there is limited evidence of snow leopards across the union territory.

An adult leopard has been identified from pictures captured using infrared camera traps, in early October, in the upper Baltal-Zojila axis at a height of 3500-3800 metres above sea level. (HT Photo)
An adult leopard has been identified from pictures captured using infrared camera traps, in early October, in the upper Baltal-Zojila axis at a height of 3500-3800 metres above sea level. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 07:43 AM IST

Overnight snowfall in parts of J&K, Mughal Road closed | Watch

The area, which is at a high altitude of 3,500m (11,500 ft), experienced light to moderate snowfall over the course of the night.

The Mughal Road, with more than five inches of snow on the ground between Poshana and Peer Ki Gali.(ANI)
The Mughal Road, with more than five inches of snow on the ground between Poshana and Peer Ki Gali.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 06:17 PM IST

Mesmerised by the beauty of J-K in autumn, tourists defined it as ‘Truly heaven’

Walking on the fallen poplar leaves in the autumn season is a different experience for tourists.

Mesmerised by the beauty of J-K in autumn, tourists defined it as ‘Truly heaven’(istockphoto)
Mesmerised by the beauty of J-K in autumn, tourists defined it as ‘Truly heaven’(istockphoto)
Published on Nov 06, 2022 05:58 PM IST

India's map is woven into a Kani shawl by artisans in Jammu and Kashmir

An institute in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, created a unique Kani shawl that cascaded the Indian map and was decorated with the colours of the flag in an effort to promote the region's centuries-old, rich art and craft traditions.

India's map is woven into a Kani shawl by artisans in Jammu and Kashmir(ANI Photo)
India's map is woven into a Kani shawl by artisans in Jammu and Kashmir(ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 06:47 PM IST

This Indian region is world's second-coldest inhabited place. Watch

Drass has earned recognition as the second-coldest inhabited location in the world. Take a look at how people live in this area.

Drass is the second coldest inhabited place in the world.(Instagram/@mr_phenomenal_diaries)
Drass is the second coldest inhabited place in the world.(Instagram/@mr_phenomenal_diaries)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 08:03 AM IST

J&K separatist leader’s house attached by ED

The money laundering probe is connected to an FIR filed by the agency in May 2017 against Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and others under various Indian Penal Code.

Separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah's property valued Rs. 21.80 lakh has been attached by ED under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as part of Terror-funding case investigation, at Botshah Colony, in Srinagar on Friday. (Imran Nissar)
Separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah's property valued Rs. 21.80 lakh has been attached by ED under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as part of Terror-funding case investigation, at Botshah Colony, in Srinagar on Friday. (Imran Nissar)
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 01:42 AM IST

Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Poonch sector, terrorist gunned down

The soldiers attacked the infiltrators who opened fire on them, he said, adding that in an ensuing fire fight, one terrorist was killed.

Representative image(AFP File Photo)
Representative image(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2022 10:38 PM IST
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