Everything you need to know about Kashmir: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kashmir: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), May 22 (ANI): Kashmir's Nageen Lake has got a new look following the construction of a state of the art Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), and due to a cleanliness drive that has attracted tourists and received applause from locals.
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Toral Rasputra, who replaced Pratyusha Banerjee as Anandi on popular show "Balika Vadhu", is happy that finally the viewers are accepting her in the role.
London, May 21 (ANI): Protesters from the Kashmir National Party (KNP) demonstrated in front of the Pakistan High Commission in London against the recent killing of their leader Arif Shahid in Pakistan.
Srinagar, May 21 (ANI): The All Hurriyat Conference called for a complete shutdown and a protest march in Kashmir on Tuesday to commemorate the death anniversary of prominent separatist leader Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq.
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, who introduced Sushant Singh Rajput to filmdom with "Kai Po Che!", is all set to roll the cameras with the actor again for his next film, which will be widely shot in Kashmir.
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) The number of identified sick industrial units in Jammu and Kashmir is rising and industrialists say the government is not taking adequate measures to arrest the degrowth in the sector.
Jammu, May 20 (ANI): Protesters took to streets in Jammu on Monday and burnt an effigy of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): On February 17, 2013, 25-year-old Muhammad Ali Murtaza from Aghaar, Kotli, the son of a Kashmiri Imam of a masjid in Lahore, was brutally tortured and killed by the Pakistani Army.
Srinagar May 19 (ANI): Around 50 Shikara boats in Jammu and Kashmir lined up in the renowned Dal Lake on Sunday to participate in a race, which was organised to showcase the culture of the state and promote tourism in the valley.
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), May 19 (ANI): A crumbling building, absent school benches and blackboards coupled with frequent power cuts is being offered to school students, of a remote area in Rajouri district of Kashmir, who are keen to get basic education for a better future.
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): The Chinese ambassador to Pakistan has said that China is ready to act as an arbiter in Kashmir dispute but any such arrangement is subject to India's consent.
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed and a soldier was injured when army soldiers foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir's Kupwara district early Saturday, an official said.
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Are Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti hunting for "safe" seats for the 2014 assembly elections? The question is particularly poignant in Abdullah's case as it would mean his moving away from a constituency that his grandfather and father have nursed since 1975 and which has gone out of the family's grasp only once.
Muzaffarabad (Pakistan), May 18 (ANI): A Chinese man has been taken into protective custody in Pakistan administered Kashmir after he was accused of desecrating the Koran.
Srinagar, May 18 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has welcomed the release of Suspected Hizbul militant Liyaqat Shah on bail by a special NIA court in Delhi.
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court decision to grant bail to militant Liyaqat Shah, saying it proved Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's stand that he was returning for rehabiliation, not a terror strike.
London/Brussels, May 17 (ANI): Condemning the brutal murder of Kashmiri nationalist leader Arif Shahid on May 13 the Kashmir National Party (KNP) will observe a five-day long hunger strike outside Pakistani High Commission in London from May 20 (Monday).
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma, one of the most decorated field commanders of the Indian Army, has been appointed governor of Arunachal Pradesh, an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Lt. Gen. (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma as the next Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Members of civil society group of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday urged the centre to release all the political prisoners of the state to ensure peace in the region.
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) There was a 36 percent decline in militancy-related violence in Jammu and Kashmir during 2012 as compared to 2011 and 54 security forces' bunkers were removed from public places here in 2012, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday.
Srinagar, May 14 (IANS) A fortnight-long tourism festival kicked off here Tuesday to attract visitors to the Kashmir Valley.
Sringar, May 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday stressed that peace and tranquility hold the key to groom and grow the tourism industry in the state for which over Rs.383 crores have been sanctioned during the last four years by his government.
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) An Advanced Light Helicopter of the Indian Army crashed Monday morning in the Siachen glacier area of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said here.
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) An army helicopter crashed Monday morning in the Siachen glacier area of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said here.
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) An army helicopter crashed Monday morning in the Siachen glacier area of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said here. The helicopter was on a routine sortie, officials told IANS, adding that the two people on board, the pilot and co-pilot, emerged safely.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif, who was Sunday poised to return to power in Pakistan after a 14-year hiatus, said a new round of talks will be resumed with India on the Kashmir issue, a media report said.
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Owing to unseasonal snowfall and heavy rains, thousands of nomadic Gujjar graziers and their livestock have been left stranded in higher reaches of Kashmir's north-western Himalayas, an official said Sunday.
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir state police and army troops in a joint operation unearthed a large cache of arms and ammunition from a location close to the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan in Poonch district Saturday evening.
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Sunday that Kashmiris should take a cue from the voters in Pakistan and ignore future election boycott calls in the state.
Jammu, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Army is training youth from a remote mountainous area of Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district for a mega recruitment rally beginning May 30, an official said Saturday.
Srinagar, May 11 (ANI): Farmers in Kashmir are reaping it rich ever since they took up trench cultivation.
Srinagar, May 11 (ANI): A civilian in Kashmir was shot dead by suspected militants.
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen killed the imam (priest) of a south Kashmir mosque late Friday night, police here said.
Pune, May 10 (IANS) Having made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors all-rounder Parvez Rasool is already eyeing a berth in the Indian national squad.
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A police officer was killed Friday in a guerrilla hit-and-run attack in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) Some 700 soldiers and police personnel Friday combed a mountainous area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district to track down five or six terrorists, army sources said.
Srinagar, May 8 (ANI): Lack of adequate infrastructure disappointed tourists visiting Kashmir, even as authorities urged the government to take adequate steps to cope with the increasing number of visitors to the valley.
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) As the temperatures rise in the plains so do the tourist arrivals in Kashmir, with people associated with the industry praying for another record season this summer.
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Dancer-actor Javed Jaffrey, who tasted success as a producer with "Inshallah, Kashmir", says he now plans to direct a film and that it will happen soon.
Srinagar, May 7 (ANI): In order to protect themselves, a group of thirty girls underwent martial art training in Kashmir.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Central Government will soon issue a new set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Kashmiri militants, who want to return to India through the Nepal border to surrender under a special scheme.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Pakistan is standing on the threshold of a historic transition. The process started with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led government completing its full term and paving the way for a smooth general election by handing over power to a caretaker government, and then, entering the electoral fray like any other party.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Kashmir was not an "obstacle" in India-Pakistan ties but a very important issue which needs to be resolved "peacefully" to the satisfaction of both countries and the Kashmiri people, Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday.
Srinagar, May 6 (ANI): Traders in Kashmir observed a daylong shutdown on Monday as a mark of protest against the supply of spurious drugs in government run hospitals, while demanding action against the culprits.
Srinagar, May 6 (ANI): Protesters staged demonstrations outside the state secretariat on Monday, against the supply of spurious drugs in government run hospitals, and demanded action against the culprits.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): As a major initiative to promote tourism in Kashmir Valley, Union Minister Tourism K. Chiranjeevi on Saturday announced that 'Kashmir Festival 2013' will be held for a fortnight from May 13-29 at different places in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Javed Jaffrey says he had mixed feelings upon recieving a National Film Award for his production venture "Inshallah, Kashmir", a documentary on contemporary Kashmir. He feels there is a need for more avenues to exhibit such cinema.
Srinagar, May 4 (ANI): In a bid to help youth showcase their talent and positively channelise their energies, police organised a music competition in Srinagar.
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) Eleven candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have made it this year to the final list of candidates in the prestigious civil services examination.
Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir), May 2 (ANI): A militant hideout has been busted in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar District.
New Delhi/Kishtwar, May 1 (IANS) One person was killed and tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Jammu, Shimla and Chandigarh, following a 5.8-magnitude quake centred near the Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh border Wednesday.
Srinagar, May 1. (Xinhua-ANI): At least seven school children and two teachers were injured Wednesday after a moderate earthquake hit Kashmir and its adjoining areas, officials said.
New Delhi/Kishtwar, May 1 (IANS) Tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Jammu, Shimla and Chandigarh, following a 5.8 magnitude quake centred near the Jammu and Kashmir-Himachal Pradesh border Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) A moderate earthquake of 5.8-magnitude rocked parts of Pakistan Wednesday, a media report said.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Tremors were felt in Delhi, Srinagar and other parts of north India following a 5.7-magnitude quake Wednesday afternoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) What started as an allegation over the wrongful purchase of antibiotics by a government-appointed committee in Jammu and Kashmir has now started haunting the imagination of the public in the Valley. But is the issue being blown out of proportion?
Srinagar, April 30 (ANI): A private information and technology company has said it will hire over two hundred youths from Kashmir.
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) A sarpanch in north Kashmir's Baramulla district was injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire at him Sunday evening, police said. He suffered a superficial injury and was discharged after first aid.
Srinagar, April 28 (ANI): In a bid to make floriculture a viable industry and to expand its tourism potential the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is providing monetary assistance to farmers in the Kashmir Valley.
Jammu, April 28 ( ANS) Narendra Nath Vohra's appointment as governor of Jammu and Kashmir for a second successive term is a distinction none of his predecessors was conferred with ever since the title of "Sadr-e-Riysat", styled for the head of the state, was abolished in 1965.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has re-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra for another term, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said Saturday.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Narinder Nath Vohra as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for a fresh term on the expiry of his present term.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has extended the term of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said Saturday.
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Four policemen were killed Friday in north Kashmir's Baramulla district after being lured into a village on false information.
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS officer, Anil Goswami, has been appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Baramulla, Apr. 26 (ANI): In a major terror strike, militants gunned down four policemen in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District on Friday evening.
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Four Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel were killed in a guerrilla ambush in Baramulla district Friday, police said.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Vimla Jammwal says her actor son Vidyut Jammwal is not a "rich, spoilt brat", rather a caring son and brother and "sincere" and "hard-working person".
Doodhpathri (Kashmir), April 26 (ANI): Poor infrastructure has adversely affected tourism in the hill town of Doodhpathri in the Kashmir Valley.
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Two service rifles of a former legislator's security guards were reported "missing" Friday in south Kashmir's Shopian district and the police here said a departmental inquiry would probe the incident.
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said linking the Chinese incursion into Ladakh with the region's tourism prospects would not be right.
London, April 25 (ANI): Well known Kashmiri leader Dr. Shabir Choudhry has said Kashmir is not only a political dispute, but also human issue.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Imtiaz Ali's next film "Highway", starring Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt, will hit the screens Dec 13th. The movie is currently in its second schedule.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The recent incursion by the Chinese army into Indian territory is a serious issue and the government must take it up at the top level, the BJP demanded Wednesday.
Minor tremors of earthquake were felt in Delhi Wednesday afternoon while a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan and the effect was also felt in Pakistan too. It was a moderate earthquake that shook Pakistan's capital Islamabad and the southern Afghanistan.
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) A quake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked the Kashmir Valley Wednesday afternoon. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported from anywhere yet.
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday decided to ban the re-employment of retired government officials in the state administration, an official here said.
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Army chief General Bikram Singh met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday and discussed Chinese incursions into Indian territory in Ladakh region.
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Tuesday reviewed the operational preparedness of the force along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Srinagar, April 23 (ANI): Farmers in Srinagar are hoping for a bumper production of mustard crop production this year in the wake of favourable climatic conditions and timely rain in the winter season.
Srinagar, April 23 (ANI): Farmers in Srinagar hope for a bumper mustard crop this year following favourable climatic conditions and timely rain in the winter season.
Srinagar, April 22 (ANI): The flower industry in the Kashmir Valley is booming due to the high demand for flowers and their saplings.
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners -- the National Conference (NC) and the Congress -- are building political pressure on each other, ahead of the parliamentary and assembly polls due in 2014.
Srinagar, April 21 (ANI): Kashmir University has organised a 26-day-long health awareness camp for houseboat owners at the idyllic Dal Lake here.
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) The Met Office here Saturday evening forecast heavy snowfall on the area of Zojila Pass and Drass town in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday underplayed the the incident of Home Minister Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo slapping a Kashmir Administrative Service officer.
Tokyo, Apr 20 (ANI): China's nuclear engagement with Pakistan potentially remains the most destabilizing factor in the global management of nuclear weapons technology, a report has said.
Srinagar, April 19 (ANI): Changing the orthodox mindset of the society, a 23-year old girl became the first Kashmiri to develop an android application named 'Dial Kashmir,' which contained over 500 contacts of government departments and private numbers.
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) An alleged spurious drug racket in government hospitals here is widely perceived to be not merely a health or medical issue but also a deeply political one.
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) A senior Jammu and Kashmir government official Thursday alleged that he was assaulted by a minister and his employees for being late for a meeting.
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrilla, involved in the killing of a sarpanch last year, was shot dead in a gunfight in Sopore Thursday after his location was disclosed by the outfit's north Kashmir operational chief arrested earlier, police said.
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday declared that his government will not give any new project to the central government-run National Hydroelectric Projects Corporation (NHPC) unless it returns three major projects to the state.
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor T.K.A. Nair Thursday said there was a need to push for development of entrepreneurial skills among the youth to address the problem of unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir.
Islamabad, Apr. 18 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has paid tribute to Kashmiri separatist Afzal Guru, who was executed in India for plotting to attack the Indian parliament, and called his hanging an abuse of judicial process.
Islamabad, Apr. 18 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said it is Kashmir that holds the key to peace and prosperity in South Asia, and no durable resolution of this issue is possible without the Kashmiri people themselves being made part of the dialogue process.
Jammu, April 17 (IANS) The Czech Republic would depute its tour and travel operators and mediapersons on a familiarisation trip to Jammu and Kashmir for encouraging its citizens to visit the state.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Strong tremors rocked large parts of north India, including the national capital and its adjoining areas, Tuesday evening following a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the Pakistan-Iran border. Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India in the last 10 years.
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday charged the Indian civil society with acting as "fire fighters" for the government while accusing the international community of criminal silence on rights abuses here.
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) A high intensity tremor that rocked Pakistan-Iran border Tuesday was also felt in the Kashmir Valley although no damage to life or property has so far been reported from anywhere here.