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It is official: Al Qaeda announces Kashmir cell

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:10 PM IST
Global jihadi network Al Qaeda on Thursday officially announced the establishment of its unit in Jammu and Kashmir, naming former Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zakir Musa as its chief in the troubled state.... read..
 

Cloudburst kills woman in central Kashmir village

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
A woman was killed when a cloudburst hit a village in central Kashmir district of Budgam, official sources said here today. They said a cloudburst struck forest area in Khan Sahib in Budgam this afternoon, resulting in on the spot death of a woma... read..
 

DGP reiterates appeal for peace in Kashmir

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir, Dr S P Vaid today reiterated his appeal to the people to maintain peace as it was necessary for the development and prosperity of the state. In his fresh appeal today on a television channel, D... read..
 

2017 more depressing for Kashmir tourism than strife-hit 2016

Srinagar |Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
With more than half of this year's tourist season over, alarm bells are already ringing for those associated with the tourism industry in Kashmir.... read..
 

NIA summons Geelani's son, 29 others in Kashmir

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:20 PM IST
The NIA on Thursday issued summons to the elder son of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and 29 others on charges of funding terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir.... read..
 

NIA to question Geelani's son, 29 other Kashmiris (Lead)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:25 PM IST
The NIA on Thursday issued summons to the elder son of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and 29 others to question them on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and protests in the Kashmir Valley.... read..
 

NIA to question Geelani's son, 29 other Kashmiris (Second Lead, correcting name in para two)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The NIA on Thursday issued summons to the elder son of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and 29 others to question them on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and protests in the Kashmir Valley.... read..
 

Militants attack Army party in south Kashmir, no injury reported

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
Militants tonight attacked an Army party with automatic weapons in south Kashmir district of Shopian, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. However, Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that no one was injured in the incident. He said militants... read..
 

Shutdown in parts of south Kashmir after SF raid on militant's house

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in Kulgam district to protest against alleged security forces raided the residence of an active militant and thrashed inmates and damaged electronic and other goods early this... read..
 

Pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle in Kashmir

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an unknown vehicle in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal today, official sources said. They said 55-year-old Abdul Rashid Mir was critically wounded when he was hit by an unknown vehicle on the Srinagar-L... read..
 

Infiltration bid foiled in Kashmir, 3 militants killed

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
Alert troops today foiled yet another infiltration bid in Gurez sector in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, killing three militants so far as operation was still going on, a Defence ministry spokesman said. Lt Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that tro... read..
 

Kashmiri farmers satisfied with bumper plum crop production

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Good spells of rain and moderate temperature have yielded a bumper plum crop for Kashmir Valley farmers as compared to last year.... read..
 

NIA will check law and order problem, terrorist activities in Kashmir: Spl DG CRPF

Jammu | Thursday, Jul 27 2017 IST
In view of the arrest of at least seven separatists, including son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani by the NIA, state Special Director General CRPF S N Shrivastava today said that action will be taken to keep check on law and order issues b... read..
 

Situation much better than what was 9 months ago in Kashmir: DGP

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
Reiterating that Police will continue fight against drugs and law breaking elements, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid today said situation was much better than what was nine months ago. People are not supporting militancy and wanted peace in t... read..
 

India hastens hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar |Wednesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to utilise the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full, India is planning speedy construction of eight hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir. They will have a total installed capacity of 6,352 MW at a projected cost of Rs 56,700 c... read..
 

Cabinet approves amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954 that paves the way for applicability of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Jammu and Kashmir. The Union Cabin... read..
 

Shabir Shah, a Kashmiri separatism founder, held for terror funding (Second Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Shabir Shah -- one of the founders of Kashmiri separatism -- as part of the government's crack-down on separatists for allegedly receiving money from Pakistan to finance terror activities in the Kashmir Valley.... read..
 

Money laundering case: Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah sent to seven-day Enforcement Directorate custody

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
A Delhi court today remanded to seven-day Enforcement Directorate custody Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in connection with a money laundering case for alleged terror financing. Directorate of Enforcement had registered a case against Shah and Mo... read..
 

Chinese media exposes Sino-Pak nexus on Kashmir

Beijing [China] | July 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Chinese media has exposed the Sino-Pak nexus as it warned New Delhi that it can enter Kashmir on Pakistan's invitation.... read..
 

Life returns to normal in Kashmir after day-long strike, restrictions

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
Life returned to normal in the Kashmir Valley today a day after restrictions were imposed in downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) as separatists had called for a general strike against the arrest of seven senior leaders by National Investigation Agency (NIA) ... read..
 

India rejects OIC resolution on Kashmir

New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
India today rejected a resolution passed by the Organisation of Islamic Countries(OIC) calling for right of self-determination for people of Jammu and Kashmir and expressing concern over human right situation in the state. The Ministry of Externa... read..
 

Train services resume in Kashmir

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
Train services resumed today after remaining suspended for a day for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in protest against detention of seven of its leaders by National Investigating Agency (NIA) in ... read..
 

2 persons attempt suicide in Kashmir

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
Two persons attempted suicide in the Kashmir valley, a police spokesman said here this evening. A teenage girl, who was not identified, consumed some poisonous substance in her Khrew Pulwama house. She was rushed to local hospital from where she has been ... read..
 

SOG constable shot dead by militants in south Kashmir

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
A constable of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police was shot dead by militants in south Kashmir district of Kulgam this afternoon, official sources said. They said constable Gowhar Ahmad Tantray, a resident of Kujjar in Kulgam, of S... read..
 

25 CRPF personnel awarded for central Kashmir encounter

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
Twenty-five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who were part of operation launched jointly along with other security agencies in central Kashmir district of Badgam, were awarded commendation letters. Three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM),... read..
 

LeT militant arrested in north Kashmir

Srinagar | Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 IST
A militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was arrested by security forces in apple township of Sopore in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, official sources said. They said security forces had established a 'naka' near fruit mandi Sopore following a t... read..
 

Ready to talks with Kashmiri separatists if they shun violence: Centre

New Delhi [India] | July 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Centre on Wednesday said that it is open to dialogue with Kashmiri separatist groups provided they eschew the path of violence.... read..
 

Separatists now stand exposed before Kashmiri youth: BJP lauds NIA crackdown

New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Lauding the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) crackdown on Separatists that led to arrest of their seven leaders on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the Hurriyat stand... read..
 

Delhi court sends Kashmiri separatists to 10-day NIA custody

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A court here on Tuesday remanded seven Kashmiri separatists, who were arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley, in NIA custody for 10 days.... read..
 

Woman ends life, girl attempts suicide by setting herself ablaze in Kashmir

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
An elderly woman ended her life while a 15-year-old girl attempted suicide by settling herself ablaze in Kashmir valley. Official sources here today said that a 60-year-old woman consumed some poisonous substance at residence at Somerbugh in this... read..
 

Normal life affected in Kashmir due to strike

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Normal life was affected as shop and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in Kashmir valley due to day-long strike called by separatists today against detention of seven of its leaders by National Investigation Agency in c... read..
 

Delhi court sends Kashmiri separatists in 10-day NIA custody (Lead)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
A court here on Tuesday remanded seven Kashmiri separatists, arrested a day earlier on charges of taking funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley, in NIA custody for 10 days.... read..
 

Kashmir shuts down to protest Hurriyat arrests (Lead)

Srinagar |Tuesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Normal life in the Kashmir Valley was paralyzed on Tuesday as shops and other businesses remained closed due to restrictions imposed by the government and shutdown called by separatists to protest the arrest of seven Hurriyat leaders for allegedly funding... read..
 

Terror funding case: Kashmir shutdown, NIA gets 10-day custody of Hurriyat leaders

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads today in Kashmir valley due to a day-long strike called by the two factions of the Hurriyat Conference today against detention of seven separatist leaders by National Investig... read..
 

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir leave for Jeddah

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Nearly 8100 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir would perform Haj this year and the first batch which is carrying nearly 800 passengers, has left for Saudi Arabia today.... read..
 

Train services suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Train services were suspended for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike today in protest against detention of seven of its leaders by National Investigating Agency (NIA). "We have suspended all tr... read..
 

Bhang cultivation spread over 46 kanals of land destroyed in Kashmir

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Bhang cultivation spread over 46 kanals of land has been destroyed in Kashmir valley today, an official spokesperson said here. He said in the villages of Pamposh Colony, Bakhshi Pora and Bagh-e-Lal Bagh Gager Zoo in district Srinagar, bhang cult... read..
 

Despite Hurriyat arrests, situation in Kashmir 'normal': J-K DGP Vaid

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After the Hurriyat leadership called for a shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) following the arrests of the Hurriyat leaders, state Deputy General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid said that the shutdown has not affected the Valley's normalcy and people are follo... read..
 

India rejects OIC resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India on Tuesday outrightly rejected the resolutions passed by the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) relating to Jammu and Kashmir.... read..
 

India rejects OIC statement on Kashmir

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
India on Tuesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has no locus standi on the country's internal affairs after the 56-member body demanded that New Delhi implement the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.... read..
 

Brief encounter in north Kashmir

Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
A brief encounter took place between militants and security forces last night in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said. They said a naka was established at Ajas on Srinagar-Bandipora road last evening. However, during the naka, the ... read..
 

PDD employee electrocuted in north Kashmir

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
A Power Development Department (PDD) employee died due to electric shock in north Kashmir district of Kupwara today, official sources said. They said Mushtaq Ahmad Lone was repairing transformer at Lolab in Kupwara when he got in contact with a live wi... read..
 

CoI ordered into thrashing of policemen by Army soldiers in Kashmir: IGP

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Army today ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) against its personnel for allegedly thrashing six policemen, including an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), in Ganderbal district, a top police officer said. Six policemen, including an ASI, were allege... read..
 

Akhtar concerned over slow pace of Kashmir highway upgradation work at certain points

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today expressed concern over the slow pace of work on certain sections of the underconstruction four-lane Qazigund-Srinagar sector on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Minister urged the authorities co... read..
 

Traffic restored on Kashmir highway after remaining suspended for few hours

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Traffic has been restored on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, after remaining suspended for few hours in the morning due to fresh landslides. "Two-way light vehicular mov... read..
 

2 arrested with 13 bags of Fukki, Bhang cultivation destroyed in Kashmir

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Two people were arrested along with 13 bags of fukki while bhang cultivation has been destroyed in the Kashmir valley, a police spokesman said here this afternoon. He said continuing its drive against the drug menace, Jammu and Kashmir police hav... read..
 

Kashmiri migrants to get new ration cards: J&K Minister

Jammu | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said the Kashmiri migrants will get new ration cards. The Minister directed the authorities to start the process of preparing new rati... read..
 

4 LeT OGWs arrested, AK 47 rifle seized in Srinagar: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), who were ferrying arms and ammunition from north to south Kashmir, were arrested by police in this summer capital, a top police officer said. "We were receiving information for the last on... read..
 

SC refuses to re-open probe on offences against Kashmiri Pandits during 1989-90

New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking re-investigation and prosecution of persons, including separatist leaders Yasin Malik and Bitta Karate, in connection with the killing of over 700 Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley during 1989-9... read..
 

Shutdown continues in parts of central Kashmir

Srinagar | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Shutdown continued for the third day today in parts of the central Kashmir district of Badgam, where a youth was killed allegedly in security force firing on July 21 during demonstrations after Friday prayers. Mobile internet service also remained su... read..
 

Politics intensifies as arrested Kashmiri separatists brought to Delhi

New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The politics intensified over the arrest of seven Kashmiri separatists by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charges of on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley.... read..
 
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