J&K: Autumn in Kashmir: Nature in bloom but where are the tourists?

Srinagar: Kashmir’s season of pleasure and plenty, the autumn, is here, but alas, the tragedy of the beleaguered valley this year has overshadowed everything that is good about the golden-brown season. For anyone coming to Kashmir in autumn, nature could just not have been more rewarding. A verdant countryside, crystal-clear waters in rivers and streams, […]

J&K: Curfew in parts of Srinagar after boy’s death in pellet-firing

Srinagar: Authorities imposed curfew in parts of Srinagar on Saturday following clashes during the funeral of a 13-year-old boy who died of pellet injuries. Junaid Ahmad Bhat of Saidpora area here was admitted to a hospital with pellet injuries on Friday. He died on Saturday morning. Hundreds of protesters, carrying Bhat’s body, clashed with the […]

J&K: Three militants killed in Langate attack in J&K

Srinagar: Three separatist militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “Three terrorists were killed in the resulting encounter,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the Indian Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps confirmed to IANS. “Heavily armed terrorists dressed in army […]

J&K: Pakistan resorts to heavy shelling on LoC in Rajouri district

Jammu: Pakistan army on Tuesday resorted to heavy mortar shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu region. Police said Pakistan used 120mm and 82mm mortar shells to target Indian positions in Kalsian (Nowshera) sector of the LoC in Rajouri district on Tuesday morning. “The Indian army effectively retaliated Pakistan shelling […]

J&K: Pakistan army resorts to mortar shelling in Poonch

Jammu: The Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday by resorting to indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Police said the Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling at Indian positions on the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district. […]

J&K: Search operation called off after Baramulla attack, militants escape

Srinagar: The over six-hour long search operation against militants was called off on Monday morning as the security forces said the attackers had failed to breach the security parameters of the army camp in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town. One Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured late Sunday night when a group […]

J&K: Uneasy calm prevails on International Border in Jammu

Jammu: An uneasy calm prevailed on Sunday on the International Border (IB) in Jammu districts as authorities said that there were no cross-border firing or shelling during the last 24 hours. Although majority of border residents continued to live in their homes despite the heightened tension, over 12,000 people living in villages of Akhnoor and […]

J&K: Army Chief arriving in J&K to review security situation

Jammu: Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh is arriving here on Saturday to review border security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan. “General Dalbir Singh is arriving here today (Saturday) morning. He will take stock of the prevailing situation on the borders in the state,” defence sources […]

J&K: Hello Kashmir! Teen sets up an online radio

Kashmir: A Class 10 student from this nondescript town in south Kashmir, notorious as a militancy hotbed, has developed an online radio application all by himself to highlight problems youth in the violence-ravaged state face everyday. Umar Nisar, 15, studies in a government school in the town of Tral, which invariably is in the news […]

J&K: Weather to improve in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday

Srinagar: Weather across Jammu and Kashmir will start improving on Saturday with decrease in overall rainfall activity, meteorological department said. “It is presently raining here, but from today (Saturday) onwards there would be overall improvement in weather conditions…,” Sonam Lotus, the director of the local meteorological department told IANS here. “There would be more rainfall […]

J&K: Birds bid early adieu to Kashmir as temperature rises

Srinagar: Hundreds of migratory birds are bidding an early adieu to Kashmir this year because of unusually hot temperatures and scant rain and snowfall. “Normally, the migration back to summer homes from the Valley by the migratory bird species starts by the middle of March, but due to unusual rise in temperatures and scant precipitation […]

J & K: Rain, snow expected in Kashmir

Srinagar: It was a cloudy Friday morning here, and the Met Office has forecast a possibility of rain and snow across the Kashmir Valley later in the day. “We are expecting moderate to heavy rain and snow till Saturday,” a meteorological department official told IANS here and cautioned people residing in landslide-prone areas to take […]

J & K: At minus 11, Gulmarg ski resort freezes

Srinagar: At minus 11 degrees Celsius, the north Kashmir Gulmarg ski resort was the coldest in the state on Saturday as the local meteorological office said weather across Jammu and Kashmir was now likely to improve. The minimum temperature in Gulmarg dropped to minus 10.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday while it was 0.6 in Srinagar, […]

J & K: Traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar national highway

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored for vehicular traffic on Saturday with restrictions after remaining closed due to obstructions at multiple places caused by snowfall and intermittent rains in the state on Friday. Shooting stones and accumulated snow had blocked the road on Friday at many places, leading to the closure of this strategic […]

J & K: Fresh snowfall closes Jammu-Srinagar national highway

Jammu: Fresh snowfall and intermittent rains in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday led to closure of strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Heavy rains and snowfall in upper reaches of the state triggered landslides and shooting stones at many places along the national highway on Friday. “Shooting stones blocked the road at Kheri Udhampur and heavy motor […]