Avalanches, lightning and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir between Monday and Wednesday has claimed 16 lives and injured 30.

Snowfall subsided on Wednesday and major roads in the Valley were cleared by late afternoon though interior roads all over the valley were still not motorable. Similarly, power supply was restored to parts of the Capital but the rural districts were in darkness. Telecommunication and data services were also restored.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s report on the revenue sector and public undertakings for the year 2012-13, tabled in the Legislature on Tuesday, has unearthed huge irregularities in

Proposing no fresh taxes in a populist budget for 2014-15, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Thursday declared the State’s agriculture and horticulture sectors fully tax-free for the next financial year.

“Most of the agriculture and horticulture related items were already tax-free. Yet we used to charge a toll tax of Rs. 65 per quintal on entry on all fertilisers followed by Valued Added Tax at the rate of 5 per cent of the price.

By 2030, average temperatures could rise by one to 4.5 degrees Celsius in the Himalayan region

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah disclosed on Thursday that the Centre had lately allotted 130-million-ton coal block to Jammu and Kashmir to make the State self-reliant in power prod

Raises questions with regard to official claims of crackdown on prenatal sex determination

Primary abstract of 2011 census, released on Monday, has indicated an alarming level of female foeticide in Jammu and Kashmir as a drastic decrease of 79 females per thousand of children has been noticed in the basic age group of 0 to 6 years. In each unit of 2,000 children, there were 941 females and 1059 males in 2001.