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PDP hints at Kashmir government, BJP to react Thursday
Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 31 : The PDP Wednesday gave enough hints that it was ready to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, while the BJP, the PDP's likely ally, said it will react formally Thursday.
BSF trooper, two Pakistanis die in Kashmir firing
Jammu, Dec 31 : A BSF trooper was killed Wednesday when Pakistani border guards opened heavy fire at the Jammu and Kashmir border, sparking Indian retaliation that left two Pakistani troopers dead, officials said.
Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan killed in ceasefire violation in Samba
Samba, Dec 31 : At least one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in an unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, reports said.
Jammu and Kashmir mandate decisive but divided: Mehbooba Mufti
Jammu, Dec 31 : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met Governor N N Vohra and said her party is in no hurry to form government in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ceasefire violation in Samba unfortunate: Lt. Gen Raj Kadyan
New Delhi, Dec.31 : Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General (retired) Raj Kadyan, on Wednesday termed the ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba Sector as extremely unfortunate, and said that Pakistan should focus on their internal problems after the recent Peshawar attack.
Sharad Yadav wants PDP, NC and Congress to join hands for stable ...
New Delhi, Dec.31 : Amid the ongoing parleys over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the National Conference and the Congress should join hands to give the state a stable government.
Jammu Kashmir winter festival aims to attract tourists ...
Srinagar, Dec. 31 : A three-day winter festival organised by the tourism department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is attracting people as the arrival of tourists to the state has picked up months after floods devastated the valley.
'NDA should apply policies of Vajpayee and reach out to people of ...
Jammu, Dec. 31 : People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the country's leadership, especially the NDA, should use the opportunity to reach out to the people of the Jammu and Kashmir, before a decision is made on government formation in the state.
Mehbooba Mufti meets J-K Governor Vohra
Jammu, Dec. 31 : People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra at the latter's official winter residence to take up the issue of government formation after the recent assembly elections in the state threw up a hung verdict.
Accidental landmine blast in Jammu Kashmir leaves one injured
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 31 : A porter on Tuesday suffered injuries after he stepped on a landmine in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP claims support of 55 legislators
Jammu, Dec 31 : PDP president Mehbooba Mufti told Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday that her party had the support of 55 legislators in the 87-seat assembly to form a stable government.
India to respond to firing with double force: Manohar Parrikar
New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Indian Army must retaliate with "double the force" if Pakistani military fires on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.
Kashmir New Year celebrations to miss snowfall
Srinagar, Dec 31 : The New Year celebrations in Kashmir Wednesday are unlikely to see fresh snowfall, according to the weather office.
Notification for 12th assembly in Jammu and Kashmir issued
Jammu, Dec 31 : After getting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's mandatory approval, the state law department has issued a notification for constituting the 12th legislative assembly.
Retaliate double, says Parrikar on ceasefire violations by Pak
New Delhi, Dec. 30 : Reacting to reports of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that India should not hold back and retaliate double.
No government possible in J-K without BJP, says Ram Madhav
Jammu, Dec.30 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday said no government would be possible in Jammu and Kashmir without his party.
Any govt. without us in J-K will be farce, says BJP
New Delhi, Dec. 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that any attempt to form a government in the Jammu and Kashmir without its inclusion will be a travesty of the mandate given by the people of the state.
Man injured after stepping on landmine in Kashmir
Jammu, Dec 30 : A man was injured when he accidentally stepped on a landmine Tuesday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.
Soldier injured in Pakistani firing in Jammu
Jammu, Dec 30 : A soldier was injured when Pakistan Tuesday fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.
ADB's $60 mn loan to improve J&K's urban infra
New Delhi, Dec 30 : The government Tuesday signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a $60 million loan to improve urban services, including water supply and urban transport infrastructure, in the two key cities of Jammu and Kashmir.
Cold wave continues in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 30 : The cold wave continued across Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday as night temperatures remained below the freezing point in the Valley and the Ladakh region.
Food chains open doors to new cuisines in Kashmir
New Delhi, Dec. 29 : Wazwan, the traditional cuisine in northern Kashmir which is known for its fresh spices and ingredients, is gradually making way for food from different parts of the world, with new outlets sprouting across Srinagar.
Govt. to set up specialised agency for saffron production in Jammu ...
New Delhi, Dec.29 : The government has approved the setting up of a specialized agency for the production of saffron in Jammu and Kashmir, to be headquartered in Srinagar. Named the Saffron Production and Export Development Agency (SPEDA), the agency, will come under the jurisdiction of the Spices ...
Three killed, seven injured in Kashmir accident
Jammu, Dec 29 : Three people, including a child, were killed and seven others injured Monday in a road accident in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Fog blankets north India, Amritsar colder than Shimla
New Delhi/Srinagar/Shimla/Chandigarh/Jaipur/Lucknow, Dec 29 : It was yet another bone-chilling day across northern India Monday, and the entire region remained blanketed under dense fog. Temperatures in many places in Jammu and Kashmir went below the freezing point, while cities like Amritsar and ...
Government office burns down in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 29 : A large blaze Monday gutted the district magistrate's office in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said.
Deputy Commissioner's office in South Kashmir engulfed by fire
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 29 : A massive fire broke out at the office of the Deputy Commissioner in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday afternoon.
Mehbooba Mufti to meet governor Wednesday on government formation
Srinagar, Dec 29 : PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will meet Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday to discuss government formation in the state, a party leader said.
Intense cold wave continues in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 29 : The intense cold wave continued across Jammu and Kashmir Monday as overnight temperatures in the Kashmir Valley remained several notches below the freezing point.
North India shivers; season's coldest in Delhi, UP toll now 125
New Delhi/Srinagar/Lucknow/Shimla/Jaipur/Chandigarh/Patna, Dec 28 : It was a bone-chilling day across northern India Sunday, as Jammu and Kashmir's Leh recorded its coldest temperature at minus 17 degrees Celsius and Delhi saw the season's coldest day at 2.6 degrees. While seven people died in ...