Jammu & Kashmir

Mehbooba, Altaf, Manhas file nominations for Anantnag-Rajouri LS seat 

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference’s (NC) Mian Altaf, and Zafar Manhas representing the J&K Apni Party, were among the political figures who officially entered the electoral fray.

JKNC announces Omar Abdullah’s candidacy for North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: On Friday, Jammu Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah announced the party’s participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  He declared the nomination of Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, as the candidate for the North Kashmir constituency. Additionally, Ruhullah Mehdi, a prominent senior leader, was named as […]

2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)

The Union Territory has a total of five Parliamentary constituencies. In Ladakh, which has just one Parliamentary seat, the election will take place in the fifth phase on May 20. The Supreme Court had directed the conduct of an Assembly election in J&K by September 30, 2024, as the first step in the restoration of […]

Sajjad Lone blames 1987 rigged election for terrorism

In a scathing critique aimed at the National Conference (NC) and Congress, Lone accused Dr. Farooq Abdullah and the Congress government of blatantly tampering with the electoral process to cling to power.

Gulmarg avalanche claims Russian skier’s life, 6 rescued

SRINAGAR: A Russian skier has lost his life following a massive avalanche in Gulmarg, a ski resort town in North Kashmir today. The avalanche impacted seven Russian skiers, with six successfully rescued. Choppers were mobilised for search and rescue efforts. A substantial avalanche struck the higher regions of Gulmarg today near the Kongdoori inclines, as […]

Key highlights: J&K’s interim budget at Rs 59,364 cr

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented an interim budget of Rs 59,364 crore for Jammu & Kashmir in the Lok Sabha. The budget estimates for the upcoming fiscal year 2024-25 are anticipated to be Rs 1,18,728 crore, compared to Rs 1,18,500 crore in the current fiscal year. The interim budget is scheduled for […]

ED summons Farooq Abdullah in JKCA money laundering case

SRINAGAR: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Member of Parliament, and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah for questioning in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The Enforcement Directorate has asked Dr Farooq Abdullah to depose at the ED office in Srinagar […]

J&K Police launches ‘Awaam Se, Awaam Ke Liye’ grievance redressal portal

JAMMU: The Director General of Police, J&K RR Swain on Monday inaugurated the Jammu & Kashmir Police Grievance Redressal Portal ‘Awaam Se, Awaam Ke Liye’ to enhance structured and decentralized interaction with citizens and improve the resolution of their grievances. During the launch, DGP RR Swain said “It is a matter of great happiness that […]

Government needs to explain escalation of terror threats

The attacks, which have claimed the lives of several security personnel and civilians, have exposed the vulnerability and volatility of the region, and the nefarious designs of the Pakistan-backed terrorist groups, who are trying to revive their activities and spread their network in the Jammu region.

Rs 60 crore financial fraud surfaces in J&K; 50,000 investors duped

SRINAGAR: A financial scam involving Rs 60 crores has surfaced in the Kashmir valley. The scam has allegedly been committed by an organisation called “Curative Survey Agency”. Investors have alleged that they were duped of their hard-earned money by a private company based in the Valley. Some investors held a protest in Srinagar, alleging that […]