The home minister reiterated that assembly elections in J&K will be held after the completion of the ongoing delimitation process and statehood will be restored once the situation becomes normal.
According to data obtained from the home ministry, Jammu recorded higher recoveries of weapons, more attacks on security forces and more killings and arrests of terrorists.
Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the Kilbal area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.
Lieutenant General YK Joshi said the troops displayed boldness in standing up to the 'aggressive designs' in the two Union Territories.
An earthquake of 4.0 magnitude hit Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district in the early hours of Saturday, an official said.
A big hole in a farmland was detected by troops during a routine search operation in the farmland in Karol Krishna area in the district.
The operations were backed up with a well integrated surveillance grid coupled with extensive domination of the areas close to the LoC.
The erstwhile J&K cadre was merged with AGMUT in 2021 after Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into the two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.
The operational units of CRPF deployed in the improvised explosive device prone region of LWE and Jammu and Kashmir are pressing hard for providing of K9 teams.
Pranav Shagotra and Irfan Naqib were welcomed back into the Congress fold by Pradesh Congress Committee president G A Mir and other senior leaders at the party headquarters.
The accused was identified as Anjum Mehmood.
"We have to fight the infection. We have to keep going," young health worker Masrat Farid said as she made her way through the knee-high snow.
Editors Guild anguished at closure of Kashmir Press Club, says it's latest in sequence of disturbing events
The Kashmir Press Club was established in 2018, and already had more than 300 members, making it the largest journalists' association in the region.
The move triggered anger among the journalist community as well as from a section of political parties.
The PCI also objected to the presence of police at the KPC premises, calling it "highly condemnable and totally illegal."