Jammu and Kashmir tops the country in life expectancy–except at birth

Jammu and Kashmir has surpassed Kerala as the state with the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, barring life expectancy at birth, according to the latest data released on October 19 by the Registrar General of India custodian of census data. The Registrar General of India publishes state-level life expectancy – defined as the estimate of the […]

DAK for psychological first aid to prevent mental health crisis in Kashmir 

Srinagar: With alarming levels of stress among people due to ongoing unrest in Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today called for psychological first aid that would prevent mental health crisis in the valley. Terming it an important first-line support for people affected by crisis, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said psychological first […]

14 arrested for burning down schools in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir police Tuesday arrested 14 people in connection with the burning down of schools during the ongoing unrest in Kashmir. On Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had taken "suo moto cognisance" of the burning of schools and asked the IGP Kashmir to take preventive measures to ensure the security of the schools. With […]

7 Civilians Killed In Cross Border Firing In Jammu

Jammu:At least Seven civilians, including two children in the age group of four to five, were killed on Tuesday As BSF and Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy shelling in Ramgarh sector of Samba and Rajouri whereas around 10 people have been injured, reports said. Ravinder Kour (19) of Jerda village was killed on Tuesday morning […]

Day 116:Shutown Continues In Valley,Significant Improvement In Situation In Srinagar

Srinagar:People in many parts of the city came out Tuesday to resume their daily activities but normal life elsewhere in the Valley remained affected for the 116th day due to the separatist-sponsored strike. Autorickshaws and inter-district cabs were seen plying in the city in increased numbers here today as more people defied the separatist-sponsored strike. […]

Lt Gen JS Sandhu is new Chinar Corps commander

Srinagar: Lt Gen Satish Dua Monday handed over the charge of Srinagar based 15 Corps, also called the Chinar Corps, to Lt Gen JS Sandhu as its 46th Corps Commander. Commissioned into the regiment of 5th Gorkha Rifles (FF), Lt Gen Sandhu has had an illustrious military career spanning 36 years during which he has […]

Militants escape from Bandipora encounter

Bandipora:At least two militants who were trapped in Ajar area of Bandipora early Tuesday are believed to have escaped after exchanging fires with government forces, sources said . Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in Peer Masjid area of Ajar Bandipora, a joint team of 14 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG and police (SOG) […]

Teenage Girl Killed In Cross Border Firing In Jammu

Jammu: One teenage girl was killed and four others were injured Tuesday as  BSF and Pakistani Rangers exchanged heavy gunfire and shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. "Pakistani Rangers started firing with small arms followed by mortars at one place and further spread to four or five places in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of […]

Gunfight Rages In Bandipora Village

Bandipora:A gunfight is underway between suspected militants and government forces in Ajar village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, officials said. 14 RR and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off a residential house in Ajar following inputs about the presence of militants Tuesday morning, said a senior police officer. He said the militants hiding in the house […]

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