jammu region

Kashmir minister escapes bid on life, cop killed


December 12th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar Sunday escaped a bid on his life when separatist guerrillas attacked him in Srinagar. One ... Read more...

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Mufti Sayeed seeks civic polls in Kashmir


December 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday accused the Omar Abdullah government of "eroding the democratic institutions" by not holding civic polls in ... Read more...

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Cross-Kashmir trade mired in problems


December 4th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) Cross-Kashmir trade across the Line of Control (LoC), that began as a much vaunted confidence building measure between India and Pakistan three years ago risks becoming ... Read more...

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Farooq cautions Congress on PDP’s designs


November 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) The ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday warned its alliance partner Congress against walking into the trap of the main opposition Peoples Democratic ... Read more...

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President visits Vaishno Devi shrine, ends Kashmir visit


November 26th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil concluded her three-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, a day earlier than scheduled, with a visit to the famous Vaishno Devi ... Read more...

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No public debate on AFSPA revocation: Omar


November 21st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said discussions on the partial revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) between the state and ... Read more...

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Army being demonised in Kashmir: Advani


November 16th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said the Army is being "demonised" in Jammu and Kashmir and charged Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with ... Read more...

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Kashmir cabinet meet on AFSPA postponed?


November 16th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) A cabinet meeting that was to take place Thursday to discuss the partial revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Omar meets Antony on AFSPA ahead of state cabinet meet


November 13th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jammu, Nov 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony in New Delhi to discuss his government's demand for withdrawal of the ... Read more...

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Can Kashmir afford Omar-army confrontation? (Kashmir Newsletter)


November 13th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 13 (IANS) Thanks to the open confrontation between the state government and the army over the revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the ... Read more...

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National Conference-Congress to meet


October 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 30 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir coalition government of the National Conference (NC) and the Congress will be meeting here to discuss issues confronting them, especially the differences ... Read more...

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Soz to meet Congress high command on AFSPA


October 29th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Congress unit chief Saif-ud-Din Soz will be briefing the party leadership about Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's statement that the Armed Forces Special ... Read more...

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Four attacks injure four in Kashmir


October 25th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) Four security personnel were injured Tuesday in four attacks by separatist guerrillas in a sudden spurt in violence in Jammu and Kashmir. Militants targeted the state ... Read more...

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Idea launches 3G services in Kashmir


October 19th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Idea cellular Wednesday launched its 'Gold Standard' 3G services in the Jammu and Kashmir circle.To start with, Idea Cellular, an Aditya Birla Group company, will make ... Read more...

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Omar spent three years saving chair: Mehbooba


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) In one of the most scathing attacks on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday charged him with spending ... Read more...

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India’s longest rail tunnel opened in Kashmir


October 14th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) An engineering marvel was unveiled Friday when the Indian Railways opened a 10.96-km long railway tunnel, the longest in the country, that will help connect the ... Read more...

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Kashmir report: Separatists dismissive, common man cynical


October 11th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) As three central interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submit their report to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday, people in the state don't really believe ... Read more...

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Army in Jammu trains 5,000 for employment


September 25th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 25 (IANS) The army has registered, trained and guided more than 5,000 people in the Jammu region in the past year to get employment under Operation Sadbhavana , ... Read more...

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Kishtwar cyber cafe owners feel the heat after arrests


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 22 (IANS) The arrest of three youths from Kishtwar and detention of over a dozen in connection with the email claiming responsibility for the ... Read more...

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NC in dilemma over Afzal Guru clemency resolution


September 19th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir is in a dilemma over which way to vote when the Afzal Guru clemency resolution comes up in ... Read more...

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Kashmir panel wants international probe into unmarked graves


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after the state human rights panel directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to begin a probe into the more than 2,000 unmarked graves in ... Read more...

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Rain worries Kashmir farmers, but fair weather cometh


September 16th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Unseasonal rains have taken farmers by surprise in the Kashmir Valley as paddy harvesting activities are at their peak. The weather office, however, has good news: ... Read more...

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Kashmir police verify facts on those detained over blast


September 10th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) Investigations related to detention of some people in connection with the Delhi blast are at an advanced stage and Jammu and Kashmir police are verifying facts, ... Read more...

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Six killed as bus caught in flash-flood


August 11th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 11 (IANS) At least six people were killed when a passenger bus got caught in a flash-flood in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua area Thursday morning, police said.Three people ... Read more...

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Mehbooba attacks Kashmir government over police role


August 9th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday accused the state government of using police to address problems that need ... Read more...

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Army cautions against complacency in counter-insurgency


August 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian Army Thursday cautioned the security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir against developing any sense of complacency because of the decline in the militancy in ... Read more...

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High hopes in Kashmir as India meets Pakistan


July 24th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) More tradable items, frequent bus services and further easing of India-Pakistan tensions.The common Kashmiri is eyeing the July 27 meeting between the foreign ministers of the ... Read more...

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Rain forecast in Kashmir, no threat to Amarnath yatra


July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rainfall has been forecast in Jammu and Kashmir till Friday evening but there is no threat to the Amarnath yatra, an official said."We ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley reels under heat, humidity


June 27th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) The sweltering heat and humid conditions prevailing in the Kashmir Valley for the last four days are likely to last another five days, an official of ... Read more...

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Chidambaram arrives in Srinagar on two-day visit


June 20th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived here Monday afternoon on a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley.Senior Congress leader and state Education minister Peerzada Muhammad ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage security arrangements finalised


June 19th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Security arrangements for the month and a half long annual pilgrimage to Jammu and Kashmir's cave shrine of Amarnath scheduled to begin June 29 were ... Read more...

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Relations with Congress perfect: Omar


June 11th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 10 (IANS) Seeking to quell talk about differences with alliance partner Congress, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference Friday said the recent ... Read more...

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Hindu-Muslim amity at Kashmir shrine


June 9th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits trekked to north Kashmir's Khirbhawani temple Thursday to pray at the famous Hindu shrine in the Muslim-majority valley where the locals welcomed ... Read more...

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Kashmir minister lambasts NHPC for ‘resource drainage’


June 6th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) A minister in Jammu and Kashmir cabinet has been fuming at the National Hydro Electric Power Development Corporation (NHPC) for "draining the state's power resources".For nearly ... Read more...

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Nomadic goatherds keep date with Kashmir meadows


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) The annual tryst of the hardy, nomadic Bakarwals with the lofty Kashmir meadows has begun with thousands of sheep and goats being herded across the Pir ... Read more...

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