Jammu Kashmir
Krishnan named advisor to J&K Governor

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday appointed Skandan Krishnan, a retired IAS officer, as the fourth advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Heavy rain, snow lash J&K

SRINAGAR: Incessant rain in Jammu division and light to moderate fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley occurred on Tuesday as the Met forecast improvement from Wednesday onwards.

Rs 5 lakh for families of cable car crash victims

JAMMU:  Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of two labourers killed in Sunday's cable car accident here.

Political parties in J&K promise heaven to remain relevant on earth

SRINAGAR:  As elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly are likely to be held by March this year in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties are engaged in hectic efforts to attract voters -- like making promises of employment, development, regional autonomy, corruption free governance and accountability.

Gunfight breaks out in J&K

SRINAGAR:   A gunfight between hiding militants and the security forces began on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said.

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after fresh snowfall

JAMMU: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday following fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector that saw over a foot deep snow accumulate on the strategic route, a Traffic Department official said.

BJP not against early Assembly elections in J&K: Ram Madhav

JAMMU:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday dismissed reports that his party was opposing early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian ground

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday seeking release of a separatist leader on humanitarian ground.

Explosion rocks Srinagar Lal Chowk

SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday hurled a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered

SRINAGAR:  Four dead bodies were recovered from the debris of an avalanche that hit Leh district of Ladakh trapping 10 people on Friday, police said.

J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF

NEW DELHI:  The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "very soon" to the Union Home Ministry, to hand over the security responsibility of these airports to the CISF from the CRPF.

3 policemen injured in Srinagar grenade explosion

SRINAGAR: Three policemen were injured in a grenade explosion here on Thursday, authorities said.

Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport

SRINAGAR: Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the valley, an airport official said.

BSF officer killed in Pakistani firing

JAMMU:  An Assistant Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in Pakistani firing on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

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