Jammu and Kashmir

Two top Lashkar militants gunned down in Srinagar

Two days ahead of Republic Day, two top Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday. The gunfight took place amid stepped-up security across Kashmir to thwart militants’ attempt to disrupt Republic Day functions in the region. The two militants were …

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Snowfall snaps land, air links to Valley

Surface and air links between the Kashmir Valley and the outside world remained suspended on Wednesday as fresh snowfall disrupted normal life here. “No vehicular movement will be allowed today (Wednesday) on the Srinagar-Jammu highway because of fresh snowfall and highly slippery roads,” traffic department officials said here. The highway …

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Army Chief reviews security on his maiden Valley visit

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, who arrived in Kashmir today on his first official trip, had to cut short his visit due to the prevailing bad weather in the Valley. General Rawat was received by top Army officers at the Srinagar Air Force Base here and briefed on the security …

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Snow forecast puts admn on alert

The administration in the Kashmir valley is on an alert ahead of a snow spell which is likely to continue for three days, beginning Tuesday morning, and is expected to disrupt aerial and surface connectivity. A widespread spell of rain and snow is likely to begin from tomorrow morning and …

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Valley elated as Rasool makes it to T20 squad

Riding high on the second-best all-round performance in the history of Ranji Trophy, Kashmir’s cricketing star, Parvez Rasool, has been rewarded with a call to the Indian national cricket team’s T20 squad. The news of Rasool’s selection created quite a buzz on social media in the Kashmir valley while the …

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Mehbooba Mufti congratulates tongilamoo-do gold medalist

Baseerat Baihaqi, a gold medalist in Tongilamoo-Do which is a mixed South Asian martial art, called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today. Baseerat has won the gold in recently held championship at Thimpu, Bhutan. The Chief Minister congratulated her and hoped she would continue to make the state proud …

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State human rights panel chief calls on Governor

Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki, Chairman, J&K State Human Rights Commission, called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today. Justice Nazki briefed the Governor about the functioning of the commission. The issues discussed were related to steps required to be taken for ensuring against denial of rights to women, …

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Road chaos worsens by the day

With Jammu’s population expected to rise to 20 lakh in 2032, the city is heading for a “catastrophic situation” in managing its traffic in coming decade as the government has failed to speed up building of new roads and expanding the existing infrastructure. Frightening daily chaos on roads is already …

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State identifies 723 kanals for rehabilitation of Pandits

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has identified 723 kanals (nearly 100 acres) for the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandits who migrated from the Valley in the early 1990s following the eruption of militancy. This comes after the Central government’s recent approval for the construction of 6,000 transit accommodations in the …

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