Jammu Kashmir
Mehbooba hails appointment of interlocutor, Omar cautious

SRINAGAR:  Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday welcomed the appointment of former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma as an interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir while National Conference leader Omar Abdullah sought clarity on his mandate.

Rangers violated truce 105 times on J&K International Border: BSF

JAMMU:  Pakistan Rangers have violated the ceasefire 105 times this year along the 200-km international border in Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Monday.

Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service resumes after week's suspension

Srinagar: The bus service from Srinagar to Muzaffarabad across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday after it was suspended for a week.

Jaish militants gun down woman in Kashmir

SRINAGAR:  A woman was shot dead and another injured by Jaish-e-Mohammed militants in a south Kashmir village on Sunday, police said.

Militants kill woman in Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants killed a woman and injured another on Sunday in Tral area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

PDP MLA to quit Kashmir Assembly over Jammu issues

JAMMU:  Vikramaditya Singh, a PDP MLA and grandson of Jammu and Kashmir's former ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, on Sunday said he has decided to resign from the Assembly due to differences with his party over Jammu-centric issues.

Jammu lawmaker quits PDP over regional issues

JAMMU: Vikramaditya Singh, a PDP lawmaker and grandson of Jammu and Kashmir's former ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, resigned from the party because it was "no longer possible for me to be part of a party that continues to disregard aspirations of Jammu region".

Militants ransack police officer's house in J&K

SRINAGAR: A group of militants ransacked the house of a police officer in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, authorities said on Sunday.

Militants attack PDP legislator's residence in J&K

SRINAGAR:  Militants on Friday attacked the residence of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah in Tral town in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Bridge collapse in Himachal injures five

SHIMLA:  At least five people were injured when a crucial concrete bridge linking Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh with Pathankot in Punjab collapsed on Thursday, an official said.

Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Virbhadra to file papers on Friday, BJP's Dhumal yet to decide

SHIMLA:  Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will file his nomination papers for the November 9 assembly polls on Friday while his arch rival and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal is yet to decide a date to file papers.

Seven civilians injured in Pakistani shelling on LoC

JAMMU:  A day after New Delhi said it desired better relations with Islamabad, seven civilians were injured on Wednesday in intense shelling by the Pakistan Army on civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Militants kill SPO in J&K

SRINAGAR:  Militants on Wednesday evening shot dead a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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