‘Accidental’ troop firing at Handwara Masjid premises

Srinagar: Two civilians were injured in ‘accidental firing’ by a soldier of the 21 Rashtriya Rifles inside the premises of a masjid in Handwara town of northern Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. An Army spokesperson said soldiers were on routine patrol in Handwara town and a scuffle led to ‘accidental discharge of a weapon’. The troops … Read more

Flights at Srinagar Airport cancelled, power supply disrupted due to rains and snowfall in Kashmir

Almost all flights at the Srinagar International Airport were cancelled on Tuesday due to fresh snowfall and rains in the Kashmir Valley. Electricity supply was also disrupted in several regions including in the border and rural areas. The meteorological department has issued an ‘orange alert’, warning that the prevalent weather system is expected to intensify. … Read more

Intense cold wave across Kashmir; Gulmarg coldest at minus 10.4 degrees Celsius

Kashmir valley is currently under the grip of the 40-day harshest winter period known as ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ which began on Tuesday. The cold wave conditions intensified across Kashmir as Gulmarg skiing resort witnessed season’s record low with mercury plunging more than 10 degrees below the freezing point, officials said on Wednesday. Kashmir valley is currently under … Read more

BJP lashes out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his recent remarks on Jammu and Kashmir

Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta on Sunday hit back at veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for dubbing the autocratic rule of maharajas “far better” than the current dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir. Azad had made the remark in a veiled attack at the BJP, after the traditional practice of … Read more

People of J-K headed towards poverty, maharajas’ rule better than present govt: Azad

There has been a slump in business and developmental activities in Jammu and Kashmir over the last two and a half years and people are heading towards poverty, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here. In a veiled attack at the BJP, Azad said the autocratic rule of the maharajas was far better than … Read more

Srinagar records coldest night of season, water supply lines freeze

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 6.0 degrees Celsius on Friday night – down by 2.2 degrees from the previous night’s minus 3.8 degrees Celsius.T Srinagar and most other parts of Kashmir experienced the coldest night of the season so far as the mercury plummeted several degrees below zero across the valley, resulting in freezing … Read more

Hyderpora encounter: LG orders magisterial probe

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered a magisterial probe into Monday’s controversial encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar. Four persons, including a Pakistani militant, were killed in the incident. Lieutenant governor Sinha said in Srinagar on Thursday that an additional district magistrate level officer would head the inquiry and the administration would take suitable … Read more

Kin of civilians killed in encounter removed by police from protest site in Srinagar: Officials

The family members of two civilians killed in an encounter in Srinagar‘s Hyderpora, who were staging a sit-in at the Press Enclave here, were forcibly removed by police around midnight and a few of them were detained, officials said on Thursday. The protesting families were on a sit-in since Wednesday morning and held a candlelight … Read more

J&K political parties condemn killing of cop, his family

Mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday condemned the killing of a special police officer (SPO), his wife and daughter in Pulwama district, calling it “dastardly and cowardly” and a blot on the security scenario in the valley. “I unreservedly condemn the dastardly & cowardly militant attack on the J&K police SPO Fayaz … Read more

Centre likely to hold talks with J-K parties before month-end: Officials

The central government is likely to hold discussions with all regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir before the end of this month as part of its initiatives to bolster political processes, including holding assembly elections, in the union territory, officials said here on Friday. The central leadership may even invite National Conference (NC) chief Farooq … Read more