The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said reports claiming that suspended officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested along with two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, was awarded a gallantry medal by the Union Home Ministry are not true.

Clearing decks for launch of SMS-based TAS in the Union territory, Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu on Friday directed the Department of Transport (DoT) to call the expression of interest (EoI) for implementing the scheme within a month.

US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster will be among envoys of 16 countries who will undertake a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir starting Thursday, officials said, the first visit by diplomats since abrogation of the erstwhile state's special status on August 5 last year.

Soon after the removal of article 370 and 35A, the J&K high court has invited applications for 33 non-gazetted posts from candidates across the country in its first recruitment notice. This is the very first time in the Valley that eligibility for any government job isn't limited to permanent residents of Kashmir and Ladakh.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said one of India's neighbours deliberately wants to create more trouble in the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to shelling and firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said on Sunday.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday set up an apex-level coordination committee for implementation of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) and provisions of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) in the Union Territory.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has urged lawyers to call off their ongoing strike in the "interest of people" and assured them of making sincere efforts to address their concerns, an official said on Wednesday.