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Tag: Jammu Amp Kashmir

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JK Cong criticizes govt for not letting Oppn team in Kashmir

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Saturday criticised the government for not allowing a delegation of opposition members including Rahul Gandhi to come out of Srinagar airport to take stock of the situation there after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions. Congress state president G A Mir and other party leaders said the government […]

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Incentives to filmmakers part of I&B Ministry's J&K package

New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is planning several incentives for film and television production companies to take their projects to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. As part of the massive development push for the region by the government, the I&B Ministry has held closed door consultations with representatives of the entertainment industry […]

BJP gears up for organisational polls in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the ruling BJP is going to initiate the process for its organisational polls with a meeting of senior leaders on Thursday, state election in-charge S Varinderjeet Singh said on Wednesday. Member of Parliament and the party’s election co-incharge Vinod Sonkar will attend the meeting as the Centre’s representative, […]

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Terrorist Killed, SPO Martyred In First Encounter Post 370 Axing

Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was martyred while a terrorist was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramullah district in the first gun battle since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. The overnight killings took place during a search operation in Ganie-Hamam area, an official statement said on Wednesday. The statement said that […]

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Hooda backs Article 370's abrogation, puts Congress on notice

Rohtak (Haryana): In a significant political move, senior Congress leader and two-time Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here on Sunday, supported the Narendra Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. Addressing a ‘Mahaparivartan Rally’ in his hometown, Hooda said he would not compromise with anyone on the issue of patriotism. “When […]

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Donald Trump asks Imran to resolve tensions with India bilaterally

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue on the Kashmir issue during a phone call with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the White House said. The phone conversation between Trump and Khan took place before the close-door-consultation of the 15 members of the UN […]

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UNSC to hold close consultations on Kashmir on Friday

United Nations: The UN Security Council will meet here on Friday to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body. China, the closest ally of Pakistan, asked for “closed consultations” in the Council, which will meet at 10 am (7:30pm IST) […]

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Lt. Col Dhoni in Ladakh on Independence Day

Ladakh: Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni, who is currently serving in the Indian Army, is in Ladakh where he brought in India’s 73rd Independence Day with the masses of the newly formed union territory. On August 5, the central government abrograted provisions of Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution which granted […]

China asks for UNSC meeting to discuss Kashmir after Pak writes letter to UN

United Nations: China has formally asked for “closed consultations” in the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan, Beijing’s closest ally, wrote a letter on the issue to Poland, the Council President for the month of August, a top diplomat here said. The UN diplomat told […]

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Pak fighting for Kashmir cause at every forum: Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that the country is fighting “for the cause of Kashmiris” at every platform. Tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened after New Delhi on August 5 revoked special status for Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s (PoK) capital Muzaffarabad, where he […]

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China moving ahead, talking about temples & mosques will waste our time: Ex-Navy Chief Arun Prakash

New Delhi: China is moving ahead in areas like artificial intelligence and robotics and it would be a waste of time if India distracts itself by talking about temples and mosques, former Navy Chief Arun Prakash said on Sunday. However, he expressed hope that the abrogation provision of Article 370 and the change in the […]

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Mika Singh's performance at Karachi wedding sparks outrage

Karachi: The performance by famous Indian singer Mika Singh and his troupe at a wedding of a billionaire’s daughter apparently close to former president General Pervez Musharaff here has caused a furore, amid strained ties between Pakistan and India. On Monday, India revoked Article 370 of its Constitution and decided to bifurcate the state of […]

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UP sadhus to boycott rock salt imported from Pak

Varanasi: In a unique protest, the sadhus of Varanasi have decided to boycott the use of rock salt, popularly known as ‘sendha namak’, imported from Pakistan. ‘Sendha namak’ is consumed by fasting Hindus. The sadhus say they would consume salt-free food during fasts, but would not use rock salt. The boycott of ‘sendha namak’ will […]

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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, […]

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Article 370 Aftermath: Security Tightened At Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: To avoid possible aviation-related terror incidents in the wake of the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir recently, all the airports across the country including Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar have been put under tight vigil. Following a security alert through an advisory issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security […]

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Pak stops Samjhauta Express at Wagah, Indian crew escorts train to Attari

New Delhi: Pakistan stopped the Samjhauta Express at the Wagah border on Thursday, citing security concerns, following which an Indian crew and guard escorted the train to Attari on the Indian side, officials said. Hundreds of passengers from both sides of the border were stuck for several hours waiting for security clearances to be completed […]

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Sports fraternity congratulates Centre for revoking Article 370

New Delhi: The sports fraternity of India has welcomed the central government’s decision to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories — […]

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'Creation of Ladakh' India's internal matter: Lankan PM

Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the creation of Ladakh as a Union Territory is an internal matter of India. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and moved a separate bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu, […]

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J&K: Army Commander Northern Command chairs high-level core group meet

Udhampur: In the backdrop of the prevailing situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh chaired a meeting of the Core Group of Intelligence and Security agencies in Srinagar to review their operational readiness in the face of any contingency. He said that necessary security arrangements […]

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Ladakh had been demanding UT status for a long time

New Delhi: Delinking of Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir and granting it the status of a Union Territory has been a long-standing demand of the people of the cold desert region, which shares borders with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and China. The people of Ladakh, comprising a mix of Buddhists and Shia Muslims, had been frowning over […]

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SP-rank officials to ensure security of Kashmiri students in UP

Meerut: Superintendent of Police (SP)-ranked officers have been asked to ensure the security of Kashmiri students studying in various districts of western Uttar Pradesh. Meerut IG (Range) Alok Singh said on Tuesday: “There is a good presence of Kashmiri students in Meerut, Ghaziabad and Noida. We have appointed SP-level officers in each of the three […]

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Revoking Article 370 to 'further deteriorate' relations between N-capable neighbours: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir as “illegal” and said it will “further deteriorate” relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Mehbooba, Omar among several J-K politicians arrested: Officials

Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, who were under house arrest since Sunday night, have been arrested, officials said Monday. Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference leaders Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari have also been arrested, they said. Some more arrests have been made, the officials said, without sharing details. […]

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Op-Ed: A Bold Step

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Modi government’s decision to scrap article 370 conferring special status on Jammu and Kashmir and to split the state into union territories, one with a legislature and another without one, has evoked a flood of contrasting reactions across the country. The J&K itself seems to be in a ferment with the […]

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BJD's support to Article 370 abolition based on Naveen Patnaik's opinion: Party MP

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s decision to support the NDA government’s resolution to scrap Article 370 was guided by the opinion of party supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a party MP said on Monday. Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya said Jammu and Kashmir in real sense has now become an integral part […]

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How India's new UTs J&K, Ladakh will function

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and brought in the J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 which splits the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one. After the Union Cabinet’s decision, Union Home Minister Amit […]

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Article 370 scrapped: Jammu celebrates despite restrictions

Jammu: Notwithstanding restrictions on movement of people, there were celebrations in parts of Jammu as the government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to the state. People danced to drumbeats and distributed sweets as they hailed the Centre’s move as a “bold”, “historic” and “monumental” decision towards delivery of justice to […]

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Modi's Mission Kashmir: How Shah & Co executed the 'top secret' task

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s actual countdown for revoking Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir began during the third week of June, when he chose 1987 batch IAS officer of Chattisgarh cadre, B.V.R. Subramanyam as new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. Subrahmanyam, who had worked as Joint Secretary […]

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Article 370: Azad, Vaiko's diatribe munched with glee in Pakistan!

Bhubaneswar: While the popular sentiments of the nation sail with Modi government’s decision to revoke Article 370, the yawning divide among the country’s mainstream political parties has become a fodder for the Pakistani establishment and the media there. When Pakistani leaders across the spectrum speak in one voice opposing the abrogation of Article 370, the […]

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Shah chairs security meet with NSA, Home Secretary

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over a high-level security meeting amid escalating tensions in Jammu and Kashmir where a major security build up has sparked fears and tensions. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis […]

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Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu & Kashmir's Nowshera sector

Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges started on the Line of control on Friday between the Indian and Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Defence Ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told IANS in winter capital Jammu that about 9 p.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation followed by shelling with mortars along the LoC […]

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HM Shah visits family of J-K inspector killed in Anantnag terror attack

Srinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a terror attack in Anantnag on June 12. Amid tight security arrangements, Shah visited the family in Bal Garden area of the city. The area was cordoned off for the home minister’s visit. […]

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Kashmiri cab driver returns tourist's bag with valuables

Srinagar: A Kashmiri taxi driver has returned the lost bag of a tourist family containing valuables worth over Rs 10 lakhs in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, sources said on Tuesday. Tariq Ahmed, the driver belonging to Shopian district, had taken the family from Bhopal to the famous Aharbal falls four days ago. After returning […]

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Amit Shah on two-day J&K visit from June 26

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said. Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30. “The visit has been advanced due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will […]

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Kathua rape-murder case: Six of 7 convicted

Pathankot: A Special Court in Pathankot in Punjab on Monday convicted six out of the seven in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua. The trial began in a court here a year back. Arguments on quantum of punishment is likely to be announced at 2 p.m. The day-to-day […]

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Decision on elections in J&K later this year: EC

New Delhi: The decision to hold Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under Presidents Rule, will be taken later this year after conclusion of the annual Amarnath Yatra on August 15, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The poll panel said, in a statement, that it will monitor the situation in Jammu and […]

Two LeT militants killed in Sopore

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police sources said the killings took place in Dangarpora village in Sopore area. “Exact identity of the slain militants is being ascertained but both of them belong to the LeT outfit. Search operation is […]

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over separatist march

Srinagar: Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march. The Hurriyat Conference has called for the march to the Martyrs Graveyard in the Old City’s Eidgah area to pay homage to two senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified […]

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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 […]

Kids fiddling with explosive device in Jammu, injured

Srinagar: Two minor boys were injured on Wednesday while fiddling with an explosive device in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police sources said. The boys identified as Shahid, 12, and Eiklaq, 11, were injured in Damhal Hanjipora village. “Both were shifted to hospital where doctors said their condition was stable,” sources said. Security forces have advised […]

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