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No Power Can Stop Kashmiri Pandits From Returning To Kashmir: Defence Minister

Mangaluru: No power can now stop Kashmiri Pandits from going back to Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, forcefully defending the NDA government’s decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir and abrogating its special status under Article 370. In an address at a rally here, the Defence Minister also sent a strong message to […]

Low-Speed Mobile Internet Service Restored In Kashmir After Six Months

Srinagar: Low-speed mobile internet was on Saturday restored in Kashmir after being suspended nearly six months ago in the wake of the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370, but the service can only be used to access 301 websites approved by the administration, officials said. “Mobile internet has been restored across the Valley. Only 2G […]

Pakistan 'Spews Venom', Takes To Hate Speech Like Fish Takes To Water: India At UN

United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for “spewing venom and false narratives” of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and “obfuscates” the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body. Pakistan consistently rakes up […]

2 Militants Among 4 Killed In Kashmir Encounter

Srinagar: Two militants and two security men were killed in an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir on Tuesday. The two security men included an army jawan and a Special Police Office (SPO), who were injured during the encounter. The two succumbed to injuries while being taken to the hospital. According to […]

3 Terrorists Killed In Encounter In Kashmir

Srinagar: Three militants of the proscribed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Shopian district on Monday, Jammu and Kashmir police and Army said. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh said the three militants Waseem Ahmad Wani, Adil Sheikh and Jehangir were involved in […]

Pak Again Fails To Raise Kashmir Issue At UNSC; Members Say Bilateral Matter

United Nations/Islamabad: India has slammed Pakistan for repeatedly trying to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council with China’s help where it failed again to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to focus on the “hard tasks” it has to address to ensure normal bilateral ties. China, Pakistan’s ‘all-weather […]

Five Kashmiri Political Leaders Released After Over Five Months Detention

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday released five politicians including three former legislators after keeping them in preventive detention for more than five months following abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Officials said the five mainstream politicians were released from preventive detention this afternoon. The leaders who were released include Altaf Kaloo (ex-MLA […]

Article 370 Abrogation A Historic Step: Army Chief

New Delhi: Indian Army Chief M.M. Naravane on Wednesday asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was a historic step and it will help Jammu and Kashmir integrate with mainstream India. “Article 370 abrogation has disrupted proxy war by our western neighbour,” says Army Chief on the occasion of Indian Army Day. General Naravane also […]

10 Killed In Kashmir Avalanches

Srinagar: Four army soldiers, a BSF constable and five civilians were killed in avalanches in Kupwara and Ganderbal districts in Jammu & Kashmir. An army party was hit by an avalanche in the Machhil sector close to the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday night in which five army jawans were trapped under the snow. […]

Situation In Kashmir Violates Human Rights: US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Washington: The situation in Kashmir violates human rights, a US Congresswoman has said, as she joined as cosponsors to a resolution urging India to end restrictions on communications and mass detentions in the newly-created Union Territory. The resolution No 745 that was introduced in the House of Representatives last year by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal […]

Objective Of Visit By Envoys To Kashmir Is To Display Measures Taken To Bring Back Normalcy: MEA

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said the objective of taking envoys of 15 countries to Kashmir was to help them see the efforts to bring back normalcy in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 and rejected criticism that the visit is like a guided tour. The envoys from 15 nations including from […]

Top LeT Militant, Aide Get Life Sentence In Murder Case

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives, including a Pakistani, were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court here for killing a civilian in Kashmir’s Sopore district. The civilian, Suhail Ahamd Sofi, was gunned down by the two militants in March 2013. Sofi was a resident of Dobgah village in Sopore. Senior police officer Imtiyaz Hussain […]

UNSC Unlikely To Hold Another Discussion On Kashmir

New Delhi: The UN Security Council is unlikely to hold another discussion on Jammu and Kashmir at the behest of Beijing, top official sources told IANS. China had sought a discussion on Kashmir following New Delhi’s reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir state, revoking its special status on August 5. However, the UNSC members refused to […]

Hafiz Saeed Could Not Be Produced Before Pak Court Because Of Lawyers' Strike: Official

Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, who has been indicted along with three close aides in terror financing case, could not be produced before an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday because of lawyers’ strike, an official said. Anti-Terrorism Court Lahore Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta adjourned the hearing of the terror financing case against Saeed […]

4 Soldiers Killed By Snow Avalanche Near Loc In North Kashmir

Srinagar: Four soldiers were killed in two separate incidents of snow avalanches near the Line of Control in north Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. An Army post in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district was hit by an avalanche on Tuesday afternoon, trapping at least four soldiers, they said. The officials said bodies of three soldiers […]

Internet Curb In Kashmir Valley Due To Aggressive Anti-India Social Media Posts From Pak: Govt

New Delhi: The restrictions on the internet in Jammu and Kashmir has been imposed to check aggressive anti-India social media posts being pushed from Pakistan to instigate the youth in the valley, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The restrictions on the internet were imposed on August 5 when the […]

Imran Khan, Trump Discuss Afghan Peace Process, Kashmir During Telephonic Conversation

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday held a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump and discussed with him bilateral and regional matters, including the Afghan peace process and the Kashmir issue, his office said. Khan conveyed that the release of Western hostages in Afghanistan was a positive development and Pakistan was happy […]

4 JeM Associates Arrested In Kashmir

Srinagar: Four associates of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), who were responsible for carrying out a blast in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district in July, were arrested, police said on Tuesday. While investigating the Pulwama blast case, the police found the involvement of one person, Sharik Ahmad, who had been constantly communicating with a foreign-based terrorist and […]

Where Were Human Rights When Hindus Fled Kashmir?

Washington: In a strong defence of India’s move to abrogate special status for Jammu and Kashmir, a representative of the Kashmiri Pandit community told a US Congressional hearing that those talking of human rights violations in Kashmir today cannot ignore the rights of the Kashmiri Hindus who were forced to flee by Islamic terrorists and […]

EU Delegation Leaves For Kashmir

New Delhi: A European Union (EU) parliamentary delegation that met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier, has left for Srinagar on Tuesday, in the first visit by a foreign delegation to Kashmir after the revocation of its special status. The delegation of the MEP, who were briefed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday, also […]

Kashmir Lockdown: Pre-Paid Mobile Services Barred For 85th Day

Srinagar: A fortnight after post-paid voice calls were restored in Kashmir, there is still no sign of the resumption of pre-paid mobile connections, as normal life remained affected in the Valley for the 85th consecutive day on Monday. There are at least 25 lakh pre-paid cell phone users in Kashmir. “This is discriminatory, if there […]

Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind Wiped Out From Kashmir: J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday said the Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind outfit has been completely wiped out from Kashmir with the killing of three militants, including the terror group’s top commander Hamid Lelhari in an encounter in Awantipora on Tuesday. “Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind has been wiped out,” Dilbagh Singh said in […]

After 70 Days, Mobile Phones Start Ringing In Kashmir Again

Srinagar: Services of all post paid mobile phones were resumed on Monday across the Kashmir Valley after remaining suspended since August 5 when Article 370 was abrogated. There was a general sense of relief among the people around 12 noon when parents, relatives and friends started seeking welfare from each other after remaining cut off […]

Mobile phones to ring again in Kashmir from Monday

Srinagar: Lifting the communication clamp down in Kashmir, authorities on Saturday said mobile phone services would be restored on Monday forenoon. Mobile phone services and internet facilities were suspended in Kashmir on August 5 following the abrogation of the Article 370. Although mobile phone services were available in Jammu and Ladakh region of the state […]

Kashmir, Article 370, not to figure in Modi-Xi talks

New Delhi: As President Xi and PM Modi are to meet in the seaside town of Mahabalipuram on October 11-12 for the second informal summit, sources made clear that Kashmir and Article 370 would not be discussed between the two leaders. “India has made its position very clear (on Article 370), that it relates to the […]