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Would opening colleges help restore normalcy in Kashmir?

Srinagar: All colleges and universities are scheduled to resume academic activities from Wednesday in the valley even as a question mark hangs on the attendance of students and scholars in these institutions of higher learning. In addition to over nearly two dozen colleges, there are four universities in Kashmir. These include the first and the […]

Police bust JeM group that planned terror in Kashmir

Srinagar: With the arrest of a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Baramulla, police in Jammu and Kashmir have neutralised a newly-formed grouping of the terror outfit that had planned to foment violence by targeting security forces and civilians. Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Old Town Baramulla, was arrested along with arms and ammunition on Sunday. He […]

India rebuts Pak stand on Kashmir at Commonwealth meet

New Delhi: India strongly criticised on Saturday Pakistan’s stand on the Kashmir issue as “propaganda” at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda and said military rule is the tradition of Islamabad, according to an official statement. The Pakistani delegation raised the heavy presence of security forces in the Valley at the 64th meeting of the […]

I offered to help India, Pakistan with arbitration, mediation on Kashmir: Trump

New York: US President Donald Trump said he discussed the issue of Kashmir with the leaders of India and Pakistan during his meetings with them and offered to help with arbitration or mediation to the two nuclear-armed countries, who have to work it out. Trump, addressing reporters here Wednesday, said he has had “very productive […]

'Govt committed to go the extra mile to ensure people feel safe'- Rajnath Singh

Chennai: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the government is committed to go the extra mile to ensure that people feel safe in the country, citing threat from non state and state sponsored terrorism. The country is facing significant challenges from ‘non-state’ as well as ‘state-sponsored’ terrorism, Singh said, citing the Mumbai terror […]

India Refusing To Talk, Says Imran, Urges Trump To Mediate On Kashmir

New York: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday said India is refusing to talk to Islamabad on Kashmir and that his country looks towards the US as the most powerful nation “to put out flames in the world”. Addressing a press conference alongside US President Donald Trump, ahead of their bilateral meeting, Imran, to a […]

Don't Repeat Mistakes Of 1965 And 1971, Rajnath Warns Pakistan

Patna: Warning Pakistan to not repeat the “mistakes of 1965 and 1971”, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the neighbouring country can get dismantled into various parts on account of flagrant human rights violations against Balochs and Pashtuns on its soil. Article 370 was like a “canker” that bled Jammu and Kashmir, Singh […]

Help make Kashmir a 'paradise again': PM Modi

Nashik (Maharashtra): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that the BJP government had kept its promise and integrated Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into India, and appealed to the people to help make it “a paradise again”. “Until now, the slogan was ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ but now ‘Kashmir Ko Phir Se Swarg Banana […]

Pak condemns India's statement on taking back PoK

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday “strongly condemned and rejected the inflammatory and irresponsible” remarks made by the Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on taking back Pakistan occupied Kashmir, saying they could “further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region”. In a statement, hours after India said that Pakistan occupied Kashmir was […]

'Kashmir Restrictions Hindering Muharram Processions A Negative'

United Nations: The head of a UN body to promote cultural and religious harmony has said that the restrictions in Kashmir that prevented Shias from holding their Muharram procession is a “negative”. “Anything that puts obstacles or don’t allow people to respect each other is negative,” Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the UN Alliance […]

Head Of Northern Command Reviews Security In Kashmir

Udhampur (J&K): Amid desperate efforts by Pakistan to push militants into the valley and disturb the calm, Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh took stock of security preparedness in Kashmir. Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh was accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt. Gen. K.J.S. Dhillon. Both of them visited formations in North Kashmir deployed along […]

Kashmir Integral Part Of India, Welfare Lies In Integration With Country: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

New Delhi: Top Muslim body Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JuH) on Thursday passed a resolution stating that Kashmir is an “integral part” of the country and said the welfare of the people in the valley lies in their integration with India. The resolution which was adopted in JuH’s annual general meeting held here, also attacked Pakistan, saying […]

IAS Kannan Faced Show Cause For 'Misconduct, Dereliction Of Duty'

New Delhi: Before he quit ostensibly over curbs imposed in Kashmir, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan was issued a show cause notice in July by the Union Home Ministry for indulging in various acts of “omission and commission” which constitute “misconduct” as well as “dereliction of duty”. The Ministry cited “dereliction” of duty in the administrative […]

No country should be bothered about Kashmir, says Naqvi

Prayagraj: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that no one in the world needs to bother about Kashmir as India is working for its development. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that India will not bother anyone over Kashmir. The government is working for the development of the state and its […]

Indian Army wrongly projected farmers as terrorists: Pak Army

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army said on Saturday that the Indian Army has wrongly projected two Pakistani farmers, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control, as members of a proscribed terror group. General officer Commanding of the Indian Army’s 15 Corps Lt General K J S Dhillon said on September 4 that Pakistan was desperate to […]

'UAE told Pak not to make Kashmir Muslims an issue'

Karachi: The UAE has told Pakistan not to make Kashmir’s Muslims an issue, leading journalist Hamid Mir has said. Appearing in a Geo TV news show on Wednesday, he said that highly-placed sources in the Pakistani leadership had told him of the UAE’s stand. Mir also said that he had been told that the Saudi […]

Enforced disappearances from PoK, secret detentions of people: OHCHR

New Delhi: The human rights violations in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir are of a different magnitude and of a more structural nature than those in Indian-Administered Kashmir, an OHCHR report has said. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), commonly known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has made […]

Kashmiri delegation meets Amit Shah in Delhi

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah met a Kashmiri delegation at the North Block here on Tuesday. Twenty-two sarpanchs from Kashmir, who bravely contested the panchayat elections in spite of threat to their lives from terrorists, met Shah and other top officials of the Home Ministry. Shah will be listening to all of them […]

Reham mocks Imran over Kashmir, says Qureshi waiting to take over

Islamabad: Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has taken pot shots at the PM over his call for observing ‘Kashmir Hour’, and said that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is waiting in the wings to take over when the PM’s chair is toppled. In a video that has gone viral, […]

Pak observes Kashmir Hour to express 'solidarity'

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday observed “Kashmir Hour”, with the national anthems of the country and “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” (AJK) being played nationwide to express “solidarity” with Kashmiris. This comes amid tensions between the two neighbours over India’s revocation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir. Sirens blared across Pakistan as the clock struck noon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kashmir India's internal matter: US Defence Secretary

New Delhi: Newly-appointed US Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper told Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday that Kashmir was an internal matter of India and that all India-Pakistan issues need to be settled bilaterally. Rajnath Singh held a telephonic conversation with Esper on Tuesday to congratulate him on his appointment. Esper appreciated India’s position that […]

Kashmir in backdrop as Modi visits France, UAE, Bahrain

New Delhi: India will seek to reinvigorate its relations with three countries that backed India openly over the Kashmir issue — France, UAE and Bahrain, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the three this week. France, which has backed India in the UN Security Council over its moves to bring in development into Kashmir through […]

NSA Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

New Delhi: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir which is under a security clampdown since the abrogation of Article 370 earlier this month. The meeting, chaired by Shah, is underway at the Home Ministry. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and […]