Kashmir, Ladakh shiver at sub-zero temperatures

Srinagar: The cold wave conditions persisted in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Saturday, with the two neighbours witnessing sub-zero minimum temperatures that led to frost formation on roads and caused inconvenience to motorists, the Meteorological Department said. The famous ski resort of Gulmarg was the coldest place in Kashmir with a minimum temperature of minus […]

Spread the message of development in J&K: PM tells ministers

New Delhi/Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the group of union ministers visiting Jammu and Kashmir to spread the message of development among the people not only in the urban areas but also in the villages of the Valley, sources said. As part of a massive outreach programme, 38 central ministers will visit 60 locations […]

Cross-LoC firing in Poonch, Rajouri

Jammu: Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire by resorting to firing and shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. The firing and shelling from across the border started in Mendhar sector of Poonch and Lam in Nowshera sector […]

NIA to probe case of arrested Dysp

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency will probe a case in which a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer was arrested while ferrying three militants out of the valley, an official spokesman said on Saturday. Davinder Singh, posted as the deputy superintendent of police, was arrested last weekend along with Naveed Babu, district commander of […]

Most of UNSC members expressed concern over Kashmir situation: China

Beijing: Stoutly defending its decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council as an attempt to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions and out of “good will”, China on Friday claimed that “most of the members” of the Council have voiced their concern over the situation in the Valley. China’s comments came a day after […]

Not ready for peace with India without resolving Kashmir issue: Pak FM

Washington: Pakistan is not prepared to pay any price for peace with India and certainly not without resolving the Kashmir issue in a just manner, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. Addressing the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think-tank here on Thursday, Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s demand that US President Donald Trump should […]

Congress demands restoration of statehood, early polls in J&K

Jammu: The Congress on Friday demanded restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, safeguards to jobs and property for the local people and release of all political leaders to facilitate early assembly polls in the erstwhile state. A resolution in this regard was passed in an executive committee meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh […]

Polls to vacant panchayats likely in Feb

New Delhi: The elections to the nearly 13,000 vacant posts of panch and sarpanch in gram panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be held next month and a notification is this regard is expected to be issued on January 25, officials said on Friday. If the polls take place, it will be the […]

4 politicians released from house arrest

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has released from house arrest four politicians – one each from the NC, PDP, PC and Congress — after keeping them in detention for over five months following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, officials said on Friday. The four politicians released late Thursday night include a […]