December 12, 2017 1:54 AM

    Video | Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanches hit Army posts on LoC, five soldiers missing

    Five soldiers were reported missing after avalanches hit two Army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    3 militants, woman killed in Handwara gunfight: Police

    Three militants and a woman were killed in a gunfight in Handwara area of northern Kupwara district on Monday, the police said, even as hundreds of local residents hit streets to demand a probe into the woman’s death.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    2 J&K Bank security guards killed in Shopian ambush

    Two security guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed and an official injured after some gunmen attacked a bullet-proof cash van in Keller area of Shopian district on Monday, the police said.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    CS dismayed over sluggish highway expansion

    Expressing his dismay over sluggish pace of work on up-gradation of Banihal-Ramban stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, J&K’s chief secretary B B Vyas on Monday asked the executing agency to immediately flag the issues hampering the work for their redressal at appropriate levels.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    MINORITY STATUS ROW: Deliberations still on, Centre tells SC

    The Supreme Court on Monday said that it cannot direct the legislature to legislate but has “simply” asked the government of India and the Jammu and Kashmir government to deliberate on issues including whether the majority Muslim community in the state could be regarded as a minority for availing benefits.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    At Doda, Mehbooba praises NC founder

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday praised National Conference founder and former chief minister, late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    Snowfall brings cheer to tourism players

    While snowfall in Kashmir on Monday brought an end to a long dry spell, the Valley’s tourism players said that it is a blessing that has given them a new hope to overcome the slump they have been suffering “due to prevailing circumstances.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    Rahul elected Congress president, Modi wishes him fruitful tenure

    The Congress on Monday elected Rahul Gandhi as its new president, a post which he will formally take over from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, two days before the crucial Gujarat Assembly election results are announced.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    Army porter slips to death in Gurez

    The season’s first heavy snowfall in Kashmir claimed a life in Gurez area of Bandipora district on Monday after an army porter slipped to death near Kilshey village in Tulail tehsil following heavy snowfall there, an official said.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    CM, Abdullahs, J&K bank chairman grieved

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti strongly condemned the killing of two security guards in an ambush in Shopian district on Monday.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    Saudi Arabia lifts ban on public cinemas

    Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.

    December 12, 2017 1:05 AM

    Snowfall, rains break dry spell in Kashmir

    Kashmir’s higher reaches received fresh snowfall on Monday while heavy rains lashed its plains, breaking the long dry spell and bringing the much-anticipated cheer on the faces of people, even as the Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for vehicular movement following heavy snowfall along the t