Jammu & Kashmir

Jamaat-e-Islami chief among 12 detained in J&K

Jamaat-e-Islami chief among 12 detained in J&K

Srinagar: In a tough move authorities have detained dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in the Kashmir Valley, including its top leadership during a mass crackdown, police sources said. The nocturnal raids were conducted in the south, central and north Kashmir districts to mop up the senior-most members of the political group.[Read More…]

Gunfight in Jammu & Kashmir

Gunfight in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: A gunfight erupted on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Upon receiving a tip-off about the militants, the security forces started a search operation in Warpora village. “As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the[Read More…]

Fresh snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar highway

Fresh snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu: Fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector and multiple landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, prompting halt of all traffic on Thursday on the strategic route. “Over a foot of fresh snow has accumulated on the highway in Bannihal sector. There have been multiple landslides triggered by[Read More…]

Curfew relaxed in Jammu district for 3 hours

Curfew relaxed in Jammu district for 3 hours

Jammu: Curfew was relaxed in Jammu district for three hours on Wednesday, District Magistrate Ramesh Kumar said. All educational institutes though would continue to remain shut and examinations scheduled for the day were postponed. New dates would be announced later, the authorities said. The curfew that has been in force[Read More…]

Curfew relaxed in phases in Jammu city

Curfew relaxed in phases in Jammu city

Jammu: Curfew was relaxed in phases on Tuesday in Jammu city as authorities said no untoward incident occurred anywhere during the relaxation period. Authorities relaxed curfew in some areas of Jammu city for two hours from 11.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. This included Peer Mitha, City Chowk and Nawabad in[Read More…]

Curfew continues in Jammu for 5th day

Curfew continues in Jammu for 5th day

Jammu: A curfew imposed in Jammu since February 15, continued on Tuesday for the fifth consecutive day, police said. “The curfew imposed on February 15 will continue in Jammu today. A decision on its relaxation will be taken later in the day,” police sources said. On Monday, authorities had temporarily[Read More…]

4 soldiers killed in J&K gunfight

4 soldiers killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: Four soldiers were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Monday. The gunfight started late Sunday night after security forces, including the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), surrounded Pinglena village[Read More…]

Fresh snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu-Srinagar highway to open for one-way traffic

Jammu: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is slated to open for one-way traffic on Monday, according to a traffic department official. “Traffic moved from Srinagar to Jammu yesterday (Sunday). But many vehicles are yet to cross the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch of the highway,” the official said. “After these vehicles cross the Ramsoo-Ramban[Read More…]

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