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#Watch: Engineering Marvel By Indian Railways, Highest Arch Bridge In The World

Bhubaneswar: All eyes are now on the rail bridge over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir which is nearing its completion by the Indian Railways. As per the Indian Railways, the arch railway bridge will be the highest bridge in the world as it is 359m above sea level. The bridge will connect Kashmir […]

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Shehla Rashid's Father Levels Allegations Against Her, Demands Probe Against Her NGOs

Jammu: Abdul Rashid Shora, the estranged father of student activist Shehla Rashid, on Monday levelled serious allegations against her, demanding that a probe be initiated into her NGOs and also accused her of having taken a huge amount of money for joining politics in Kashmir valley, a charge denied by her. Shehla termed her father’s […]

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Kashmir Saffron Gets Most Awaited GI Tag

Srinagar: The World famous Kashmir Saffron has now got the prestigious geographical indication (GI) certification from the government of India to certify its authenticity and World-class prominence. An official statement on Saturday said: “Lt Governor G.C. Murmu has expressed happiness on the Government of India issuing the GI tag for Kashmir Saffron. “This is the […]

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Three Decades On, Exodus Still Haunts Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi: Exactly 30 years ago on January 19, 1990, the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee their homeland, the Kashmir Valley, as a result of being targeted by Islamic jihadis. Meanwhile, different political parties came to power but couldn’t create a conducive atmosphere for their return to the valley. Displaced Kashmiri Hindus are still […]

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Objective Of Visit By Envoys To Kashmir Is To Display Measures Taken To Bring Back Normalcy: MEA

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said the objective of taking envoys of 15 countries to Kashmir was to help them see the efforts to bring back normalcy in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 and rejected criticism that the visit is like a guided tour. The envoys from 15 nations including from […]

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Army Rescues Over 300 Stuck Near Zojila Pass After Snowfall

Srinagar: As many as 300-350 people, including women and children, stuck on the road to the Zojila Pass, connecting the Kashmir Valley to Ladakh, following heavy snowfall have been rescued by the Indian Army, a defence release said on Friday. According to the release, the continuing westerly disturbances led to heavy snowfall in the areas […]

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Srinagar Grenade Attack: Civilian Killed, Over Dozen Injured

Srinagar: One civilian was killed and over a dozen others injured on Monday when militants hurled a grenade at the busy Amira Kadal near city centre Lal Chowk here in Kashmir Valley, police sources said. Militants hurled the grenade at the market area a week after 15 civilians were injured in a similar terror attack […]

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Police bust JeM group that planned terror in Kashmir

Srinagar: With the arrest of a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Baramulla, police in Jammu and Kashmir have neutralised a newly-formed grouping of the terror outfit that had planned to foment violence by targeting security forces and civilians. Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Old Town Baramulla, was arrested along with arms and ammunition on Sunday. He […]

Militants Using Clampdown To Create Fear In J&K: Army Chief

Chennai: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Monday that there was no clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and that the terrorists were using it as a facade to create fear among the people. Rawat added that communication lines between terrorists and their handlers have been broken while there was ample connectivity amongst local […]

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Terror module busted in Punjab, 4 nabbed with AK-47s

Chandigarh: In another major crackdown on terror, the Punjab Police has busted a module of the revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), the Pakistan-backed and Germany-based militant group that was conspiring to unleash a series of terrorist strikes in Punjab and adjoining states. The police said on Sunday that it has seized a huge cache of […]

Terror Attack In Pakistan: 8 Soldiers, 7 Civil Security Personnel Killed
273 militants active in Valley, local ones outnumber foreigners

Srinagar: There are a total of 273 militants operating in Kashmir, according to a list prepared by security agencies last week and accessed by the IANS. Out of the 273 active militants, 158 are based in South Kashmir, 96 in North Kashmir and 19 militants in central Kashmir. At 166, the local militants outnumber the […]

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91% Of Kashmir Open For Traffic: Indian Envoy To US

New Delhi: Noting that a section of the media especially in the US has peddled half-truths and incorrect information about the situation in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that 91% of the Valley has been opened to normal traffic and people are freely […]

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Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?

Srinagar: Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley. After many days vehicular traffic moved in the Civil Lines areas of the city, including in city centre Lal Chowk that wore a deserted look for the […]

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Doval returns to Delhi after 11 days in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday returned to Delhi after spending 11 days in Kashmir Valley to ensure smooth implementation of plans after the withdrawal of special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Doval, Who came here on August 6, took charge of security and development-related activities with a special focus […]

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Kashmiri Pandits hail axing of Article 370

New Delhi: Hindu Pandits who have been displaced from the Kashmir Valley on Monday hailed the decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir and said they hoped this will help them return to their lost homes. “This is certainly a historical and bold decision. The people of […]

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Irfan Pathan, other J&K players asked to leave valley with eye on security

New Delhi: After the tourist, it is the cricketers who have been asked to leave Srinagar given the security concerns in the Kashmir Valley. The Jammu and Kashmir cricket team along with former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan (mentor-cum-coach) were conducting pre-season camps in Srinagar when the Committee of Administrators running the show in Jammu & […]

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UK issues advisory, warns citizens against travelling to J&K

New Delhi/London: The UK on Saturday issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning against travel to the state, except Jammu city and Ladakh, after the Indian government advised Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave in view of the security situation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all travel […]

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Centre rushes 10,000 troops to Kashmir

New Delhi: The Centre has ordered rushing of about 10,000 central forces personnel to the Kashmir valley in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties there, officials said Saturday. They said the Union home ministry has ordered the deployment of 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on July 25 […]

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Facing outrage, Twitter restores Indian Army Chinar Corps handle

New Delhi: After facing massive outburst of Twitteratis following the suspension of Indian Army Chinar Corps’ handle on Friday, the social media platform restored the account the same day. Indian Army’s Chinar Corps handles most of the counter-terrorism operations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Kashmir Valley. While Twitter India did not reveal […]

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Srinagar-Leh highway re-opens for traffic

Srinagar: The 434 km-long Srinagar-Leh highway was on Sunday re-opened for traffic after remaining closed for over four months. Lieutenant General K.J.S. Dhillon, Commander of the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps of the Army, flagged off the re-opening of the highway in the presence of senior civil and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials. The highway connects the state’s […]

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Brisk voting in Jammu's Samba, low voter turnout in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar: The Jammu region’s Samba district recorded over 35 per cent of voting during the first four hours of third phase of the state’s municipal polls on Saturday while the Kashmir Valley witnessed a low turnout. In the Valley’s Pulwama and Bandipora districts, some candidates have been elected unopposed while in the other wards no […]

Shutdown over Article 35A affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Friday by a separatist-called shutdown to voice support for Article 35A. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate of separatists headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik called a complete shutdown on Friday to highlight support for the article. All shops, […]

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Amarnath Yatra resumes, 137 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley

Jammu : The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Friday after three days’ suspension with 137 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley. “The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of seven vehicles. This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” a police officer said. The yatra […]

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Separatist shutdown affects life across Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley remained adversely affected for the second consecutive day due to a separatist-called protest shutdown on Monday. Separatist conglomerate, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for the protest shutdown to voice support for Article 35A. The article has been challenged in the Supreme Court. A petition seeking abrogation of this […]

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Amarnath Yatra resumes after three days

Jammu/Srinagar: The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days on Sunday after pilgrims from the two base camps in the Kashmir Valley were permitted to move towards the cave shrine. The pilgrimage was suspended due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 6,877 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city […]