Jammu and Kashmir

Visuals of rescue operations near Amarnath cave shrine region that witnessed flash flood tragedy

At least 16 people have been reported dead after sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Kashmir on July 8 evening. 15,000 stranded pilgrims were shifted to the lower base camp of Panjtarni. Searches for the missing people continued without break after flash flood and landslides rummaged through tents and community kitchens.

published on : 9th July 2022

Saffron harvest brings Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore to life

Pampore is known as ‘Saffron Town’ of Kashmir. The saffron growers said that for the past few years, the crop yield has been low due to less rainfall.

published on : 2nd November 2021

Firdaus | Snow paints conflict-torn Kashmir white

The city of Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley received its first snow, bringing temperatures down drastically and affecting air and vehicular traffic.

published on : 7th November 2019

IAF helicopter crashes in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir

Two persons died after a Mi-17 transport chopper crashed on Wednesday in Budgam district

published on : 27th February 2019

After a brief halt due to unstable weather, pilgrims resume Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra resumed on Thursday afternoon after a heavy downpour left the pilgrims stuck in Baltal. The 60-day annual pilgrimage was scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district this morning but got delayed due to heavy rains. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave (about 141 km from Srinagar) across challenging mountainous terrain.

published on : 28th June 2018

Article 356 and the President's Rule in India: A quick fact check

With less than twenty-four hours left before the polls to elect the fourteenth President of India, here is a quick look at Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and the President's Rule.

published on : 16th July 2017