The fifth batch of more than 4,000 Amarnath pilgrims today left for Kashmir Valley from Jammu base camp enroute to the 3,880-metre high cave shrine. So far, 13,816 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine from the twin routes - Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and Baltal route in Ganderbal-...
In Jammu & Kashmir, the water level in River Jhelum has receded well below danger mark both in south and central Kashmir gauges even as the weather is cloudy in Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir Valley. The flood control authorities have called for maintaining alertness and vigil in view...
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief S P Vaid on Saturday urged the families of militants in the Valley to appeal to their sons to leave the path of violence and promised all possible assistance, including rehabilitation for those who leave militant ranks. "Today once again I urge to the families...
The Amarnath Yatra from Jammu was suspended today owing to frequent disruptions caused by heavy rains since the beginning of the annual pilgrimage, while the over 2,000 pilgrims who were stranded in Udhampur, left for the Pahalgam base camp this morning, a police officer said. "The yatra from the Bhagwati...
Days after imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the army was operating with "people-friendly" rules of engagement in the Valley. "Our basic purpose is to go after terrorists who create violence and disturbance in the Valley. Our aim is not...
Union Minister Jitendra Singh has reviewed arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at the Lakhanpur base camp in Kathua district yesterday, Dr Singh said it was the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to make the pilgrimage a success. AIR correspondent reports that, Amarnath Yatra was temporarily...
In Jammu and Kashmir, an encounter has begun between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag. Two to three terrorists are believed to be holed in a building. No report of casualties has been received so far. However, a woman sustained injuries when some people tried to disrupt the counter-terrorism operation...
In Jammu and Kashmir, three suspects have been arrested in connection with a low intensity blast inside a park in Ganderbal district, in which left five people injured, police said today. On June 17, the next day of Eid-ul-Fitr, a huge crowd was celebrating in Manasbal Park in the central...
In Jammu and Kashmir, three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Hayuna Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district yesterday. At least five security personnel were injured in the operation and have been hospitalized. Two among three slain militants are reported to be local boys...
President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the imposition of the Governor's rule with immediate effect in Jammu and Kashmir for six months. Governor N N Vohra had yesterday forwarded his report to the President for imposition of Governor's rule after the BJP pulled out of the coalition government and Chief...