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Gunfight rages in central Kashmir’s Nowgam; Internet suspended


Srinagar A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants on Friday in Sutsoo Kalan in Nowgam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Reports said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants joint team if forces including 50RR, CRPF and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police laid search operation in Sutsoo Kalan area of Nowgam in Budgam in ...

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As groups supporting terrorism are banned; Congress, PDP,NC are abusing the chowkidar: PM Modi


Srinagar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference of being biased against the Jammu region. While addressing a BJP election rally in Akhnoor area of Jammu Modi played the Kashmir-versus-Jammu card by saying that the Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) have always discriminated against ...

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Arun Jaitley On Article 35A


Srinagar Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said Article 35A is “constitutionally vulnerable” and is an impediment to the economic development of Jammu and Kashmir. The article, incorporated into the Indian Constitution in 1954, grants special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir. In a blog post entitled “The Rule of Law and the State of ...

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One candidate withdraws, 24 left in the fray for Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency


Srinagar: One candidate of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Kanta Andotra, who had filed her papers from Jammu- Poonch Parliamentary Constituency withdrew her nomination at Returning Officer’s Office Jammu. District Election Officer Ramesh Kumar accepted her withdrawal as a candidate. With her withdrawal, 24 candidates are left in the fray for Jammu- Poonch Lok Sabha seat. The candidates left in the fray included ...

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Government orders change in school timings from April 1


Srinagar: The directorate of school education, Kashmir (DSEK) has ordered change in school timings from April 1. According to an order issued by the DSEK, the schools falling within Srinagar Municipal limits shall operate from 9 am to 3 pm. The schools falling outside municipal limits of Srinagar district and other areas of Kashmir will operate from 10 am to ...

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Indian missile fired before Budgam Mi17 V5 helicopter crash: Report


Srinagar: Investigators have found that an Indian air defence missile was fired shortly before the crash of a Mi17 V5 helicopter at Budgam, near Srinagar on February 27, which resulted in the deaths of six air force personnel and a civilian on ground. The investigators are examining the sequence of events which preceded the crash, Economic Times reported. The final moments ...

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PM Modi to hold rallies in Odisha, Telangana and Andhra today


New Delhi, Mar 29: On the second day of his first round of election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will carry forward his campaign blitzkrieg at three rallies – one each in Odisha’s Koraput, Mahboobnagar in Telangana and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. On the first day of his campaign, Prime Minster addressed rallies at Meerut in UP, Rudrapur ...

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Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in encounter in Budgam


Srinagar: At least two terrorists were killed on Friday morning in an encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the reports, four soldiers were also injured in the Budgam encounter. Police have recovered arms and ammunition from the site of encounter and search operation is underway. Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted, “#Nowgam #encounter update: 02 ...

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Three family members die in Reasi road mishap


Jammu: Three members of a family died in a road accident in Chillad area of Arnas tehsil of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Reports said a tempo (bearing registration number JK14B-2114) heading towards Chillad from Dharmari skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge, leaving two persons dead and another injured.  They said that Shad Ali, ...

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Heavy Firing Exchange At LoC In J&K’s Poonch As Pak Violates Ceasefire


Jammu: Soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Friday exchanged heavy firing along the Line of Control, the defence ministry said. Ministry spokesperson Lt. Col. Devender Anand said Pakistan initiated the unprovoked attack violating the ceasefire agreement around 7.30 am in Mankote and Krishna Ghati sectors. He said Pakistani soldiers resorted to mortar shelling and also used small firearms to target ...

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