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MHA to raise two battalions of BSF, CRPF for J&K

New Delhi: With the coming into existence of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladhak only one-and-a-half months away, the Home Ministry has planned to raise two additional battalions, one each of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in J&K. According to officials on Thursday, the move is […]

Indo-Pak war likely in October: Pak Minister

Rawalpindi: Continuing his attack on India in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Wednesday that he feels that a full-fledged war will be fought between India and Pakistan in October or November this year. According to reports […]

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Will visit Kashmir Thursday, report to SC: Yechury

New Delhi: Soon after the Supreme Court gave him the permission, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday that he will visit the Kashmir Valley to meet his party’s ailing leader Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami on Thursday. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader said: “I had filed a petition in Supreme Court to produce […]

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Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?

Srinagar: Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley. After many days vehicular traffic moved in the Civil Lines areas of the city, including in city centre Lal Chowk that wore a deserted look for the […]

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J&K special status scrapped in unconstitutional manner: Priyanka

Sonbhadra (UP): In her first reaction to the scrapping of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday said it was done in an unconstitutional manner. The manner in which it has been done is totally unconstitutional and against the principles of democracy,” she told reporters Umbha, the village […]

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Article 370 Fallout: Coastal Districts of Odisha Put On Alert

Bhubaneswar: Following intelligence inputs on possible terror attacks using the coast, the Superintendents of Police (SPs) of seven coastal districts of Odisha have been kept on high alert. In a letter, Railways & Coastal Security ADG, Pranabindu Acharya today asked SPs of Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Puri, Berhampur and Ganjam to remain alert in view […]

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Op-Ed: A Sledgehammer Approach on Kashmir Would Backfire

By Sandeep Sahu Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck all the right notes in his address to the nation, explaining at length the circumstances that persuaded the government and to all but abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, which has been the basis of the relationship of Jammu & Kashmir with the Indian Union since 1950, […]

Kashmir: Irrevocable part of India; A Brief History

New Delhi: The Instrument of Accession itself ‘executed in October 1947 and under which Maharaja Hari Singh handed over the State to India’ had three specific clauses which remain relevant today: Clause 3: “I accept the matters specified in the schedule hereto as the matters with respect to which the Dominion Legislature may make laws […]

Injured in Pak firing, 10-day-old baby dies in JK's Poonch

Jammu: A 10-day-old baby, injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC), died at a hospital on Monday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The infant, his mother Fatima Jan (35) and another civilian Mohammad Arif (40) were injured when mortar shells fired by Pakistan hit their […]

Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday, police said. “At 8 a.m., the Pakistani troops resorted to shelling and firing of small arms to target Indian military and civilian facilities in the Krishna Ghati sector. “Some shells […]

Gunfight in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar: A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Acting on specific information when the security personnel began a cordon and search operation in Graw-Bandina village of Awantipora earlier in the day the hiding militants started firing. This triggered the encounter still […]

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Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Sopore

Srinagar: One militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town on Wednesday. Police said security forces, after specific inputs about presence of militants, started a cordon and search operation yesterday afternoon in Wadoora Payeen village of Sopore town. “Hiding militants fired as the cordon around them was tightened. […]

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Civilian among three killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar: While a police statement said that three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, it was confirmed later that one of the victim was a civilian. The police said in a statement on Thursday that three militants were killed in the gunfight that took place earlier in the day in […]

Entire JeM leadership wiped out in J&K: Corps Commander

Srinagar: Security forces have eliminated the entire leadership of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir and nobody is now ready to lead the terror outfit which was responsible for the Pulwama terror attack, a top Army Commander said here on Wednesday. Lt Gen K.J.S. Dhillon, who heads the army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps, said that […]

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Two militants killed in gunfight in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The gunfight broke out in Pinglish village of Tral area in Pulwama as security forces, surrounding the area specific information about presence of militants there, came under fire from the hiding militants and […]

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Kashmir integral part of India, says MEA on OIC resolutions

New Delhi: With the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation adopting resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, India on Saturday said that the state is an integral part of India and its matters are strictly internal. Answering a query regarding India’s participation at the OIC in Abu Dhabi and resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson […]

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Our fight is for a terror-free Kashmir, not against Kashmiris, says Modi

Tonk (Rajasthan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday denounced the attacks on Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, saying such things should not happen in the country as the fight is against those who sponsor terrorism, no those suffering from it. He also said that the armed forces have been given free […]

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JeM is a child of the Pakistan Army: Lt Gen KJS Dhillon

Srinagar: The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leadership in the valley that planned and executed the deadly carnage. This was stated by Lt Gen KJS Dhillon of the 15 Corps Commander, at […]

India, Pakistan trade fire on Line of Control

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said. Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area. “Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at around 4.30 a.m. […]

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India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC on New Year day

Jammu: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. Defence sources said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on Tuesday morning. “Pakistani firing began early this morning in Khari Karmara area of the LoC. Indian positions retaliated […]

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India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, defence sources said. The Pakistan Army used automatics and mortars to target Indian positions on the LoC in Kamalkote area of Uri sector late on Wednesday, the sources said. “Indian positions retaliated effectively. […]

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Ex-CM of J&K Mehbooba Mufti demands Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supremo said in her letter that the opening of the Kartarpur corridor was a welcome step as it would open avenues for people-to-people […]

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J&K Assembly dissolved amid claims for power

Srinagar: In a dramatic development, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was dissolved on Wednesday night after three mainstream parties came together to stake claim to form a government that was countered by Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone with the BJP’s backing. Governor Satya Pal Malik made a terse announcement saying he was exercising powers conferred […]

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J&K BJP secretary, brother shot dead in Kishtwar, curfew imposed

Jammu: Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party’s state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Jashmir, police said. Unidentified gunmen fired at Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit from close range when they were on their way to home, according to the […]

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J&K municipal polls: Voter queues in Jammu, valley wears deserted look

Jammu/Srinagar: The Municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir that is taking place after a gap of 13 years, on Monday witnessed long queues in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts while people barely arrived in the valley booths that wore a deserted look. Enthusiastic voters lined up outside the polling stations in Gandhi Nagar, R.S.Pura, Arnia, […]