Fayaz Wani

Pak shelling injures one  in Kathua, locals protest

The intermittent firing and shelling from across the border overnight were aimed at stalling some construction work in Hiranagar sector, officials said.

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Taxed to death: ‘Cashmere’ carpet trade in a tailspin

Kashmiri carpet, famous the world over for its rich colour and weave, is in the throes of an existential crisis, with traders blaming GST for the mess.

20 Oct 2019

Jammu and Kashmir's Upper House abolished

The Council was established in 1957 after a new constitution was adopted by the J&K constituent assembly and Parliament passed the Legislative Councils Act.

18 Oct 2019

Sister, daughter of National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah released

Abdullah's sister Suraiya, his daughter Safiya and 11 other women furnished a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and surety of Rs 40,000 each under section 107 of criminal procedure code.

17 Oct 2019

Terrorists kill fruit Trader, labourer in Kashmir valley

After the militant attack, police and paramilitary personnel laid siege around the area to nab the attackers.

17 Oct 2019

Mobile ringtone was never this sweet in Kashmir Valley

People in large numbers visited the BSNL exchange to get their numbers activated by clearing the pending dues. 

15 Oct 2019

Govt plans tourism revival, stakeholders say lift communication gag first

As a first step, the government on October 7 lifted the security advisory issued on August 2 asking tourists to leave Kashmir.

14 Oct 2019

Postpaid mobile phone services to resume in Kashmir from October 14, says government

The government, however, warned of the likelihood of large-scale militant attacks.

13 Oct 2019

J&K administration releases three politicians from detention after two months

Yawar Mir, Noor Mohammed and Shoiab Lone were be released on various grounds, the officials said, explaining the reasons for ending of their detention.

11 Oct 2019

Colleges open in Kashmir, government announces exams amid dismal student turnouts

The students in other colleges in Srinagar also visited the campuses to collect the material for semester exams, which are now scheduled to be held from next month.

10 Oct 2019

Two Lakshar militants killed in Awantipora area of south Kashmir

The official said as security personnel were conducting searches in the area, they came under heavy gunfire from militants hiding in the besieged area.

09 Oct 2019

Anti-militancy operation in Gangabal forest area called off after no fresh contacts with terrorists

In view of difficult terrain, the highly trained para-commandos were pressed into service to assist troops during the search operation.

08 Oct 2019

Clampdown in Kashmir hits e-tendering for government projects: Sources

Official sources said majority of the newly-approved projects in the Valley are pending for want of bidders, as the e-tendering of projects has been severely affected.

07 Oct 2019

14 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir

The grenade intended to strike the security forces, however, missed the target and exploded on the roadside, causing splinter injuries to 14 persons.

06 Oct 2019

National Conference delegation from Jammu granted permission to meet Abdullahs

While Jammu-based leaders have been released, a similar move in Kashmir is unlikely soon.

06 Oct 2019