Tag: J&K

After IAS Shah Faesal resigns to contest Lok Sabha polls Omar Abdullah welcomes him "to the fold"

After IAS Shah Faesal resigned to contest Lok Sabha polls, Omar Abdullah welcomes him “to the fold”

After months of speculations, Shah Faesal, the IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir, has apparently taken voluntary retirement. Faesal is likely to contest elections from Baramulla on a National Conference ticket. To protest the unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of any credible political initiative from Union Government, I have[Read More…]

Centre approves the entitlement of air travel to all personnel of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces

Attack on J&K army camp

Srinagar: Militants on Thursday attacked an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kulgam district during which a civilian was injured, police said. A girl was caught in the crossfire in the Khudwani area when soldiers retaliated forcing the terrorists to withdraw. The militants managed to escape and the injured[Read More…]

J&K: Panchayat elections start tomorrow

J&K: Panchayat elections start tomorrow

Amidst election boycotts and terror threats, the northernmost Indian state, Jammu and Kashmir, look set to go for the nine-phase panchayat polls from Saturday. The panchayat elections in the state last took place in the year 2011. Talking to The Tribune Dilbag Singh, Director General of Police, J&K said, “We are[Read More…]

Intense cold wave in Ladakh region

Kargil coldest in J&K

Srinagar: With a minimum temperature recorded at minus 6.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday Kargil town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir, as the the Met forecast light snowfall in the higher reaches. Leh in Ladakh region was at minus 5, while it was minus 4 in Gulmarg, 3.2 in[Read More…]

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman begins two-day J&K visit

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is visiting Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the security condition and examine readiness of soldiers on borders. Sitharaman is also expected to visit Siachen on 30 September. The defense minister may meet senior commanders as well during her visit. This will be Sitharaman’s first[Read More…]

More jawans die in Maoist-hit areas than in Kashmir

More jawans die in Maoist-hit areas than in Kashmir

According to government reports, the number of security force personnel killed in Maoist-affected areas was more than that in conflict-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The report further added that the left-wing insurgency accounted for the death of 67 soldiers out of 106 casualties in the first seven months of 2017. According[Read More…]

Independent MLA holds protest in Srinagar

On Sunday, Independent legislator Sheikh Abdul Rashid along with his supporters of Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) held a sit-in here to push Centre government to take active steps to resolve the Kashmir conflict. Protesters gathered near Press Enclave, shouting slogans against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting the state[Read More…]

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