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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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Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day

Srinagar: Kashmir remained shut for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, even as the authorities relaxed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar. “Restrictions on the movement of people have been eased in most parts of the Valley. The situation so far has remained peaceful,” a senior official of the state administration said here. […]

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US Congressman apologizes after outcry over Kashmir letter

New York: A US Congressman has apologized for having written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that Washington “focus” on Kashmir and criticizing India’s move to rescind its special status. Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi, who met about 100 Indian Americans on Sunday, said in a statement on Monday: “I am sorry. If […]

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US says no policy change on Kashmir

Washington: The United States on Friday said that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint. “No”, replied State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus when asked by reporters if there has been any change in America’s policy on Kashmir. The US policy has been […]

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UN chief invokes Shimla Agreement, calls for 'maximum restraint' on Kashmir

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” and refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir, as he highlighted the Shimla Agreement which rejects any third-party mediation on the issue. The Secretary-General’s remarks came after India on Monday revoked Article 370 […]

Kashmir 'internationally recognised disputed territory': Chinese envoy

Islamabad: China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir was an “internationally recognized disputed territory”, and criticised the Indian government for unilaterally revoking its special status. Yao, speaking to journalists, also stressed on the need for compliance with international laws and hoped that both Pakistan and India would “take a […]

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Pak PM Imran dials Boris Johnson, prince Salman on Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called his British counterpart Boris Johnson and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his government’s plan to inform the world leaders about India’s decision of revoking Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article […]

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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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Kashmir cut off due to curfew, communication blackout

Srinagar: A curfew and a total communication blackout are in place in Kashmir with the government on Monday proposing to revoke Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir. In the morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Cabinet colleagues but there was no clarity on what the plan for Kashmir was until […]

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Kashmir Turmoil: Omar, Mehbooba Under House Arrest In Srinagar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti will not be allowed to move out of their houses as strict restrictions are imposed in the Kashmir Valley from early Monday morning, police sources said. National Conference leader Abdullah had earlier on Sunday night expressed apprehension that he was going to be […]

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Army foils attack by Pak's BAT, kills at least five

Srinagar: Army has foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least five to seven intruders, according to a defence spokesman here. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists. […]

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Tourists, pilgirms leave Valley after advisory; don't panic, Guv tells political parties

Srinagar: Tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims started leaving the Kashmir Valley on Saturday following the state government’s advisory asking them to cut short their stay, even as J&K Governor S P Malik said there is no need to panic. Malik urged political delegations led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

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UK issues advisory, warns citizens against travelling to J&K

New Delhi/London: The UK on Saturday issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning against travel to the state, except Jammu city and Ladakh, after the Indian government advised Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave in view of the security situation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all travel […]

Terrorists in Kashmir, Maoists recruiting child warriors: Guterres

United Nations: Terrorist groups operating in Kashmir and Maoists groups elsewhere have recruited children as fighters, according to a report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The annual report on children and armed conflict for 2018 released on Tuesday also said that children continued to be killed or injured in operations by the security forces in Kashmir […]

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Lt Gen Paramjit Singh to be new DGMO of Army

New Delhi: Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, who has vast experience in counter-terror operations, will be the next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army, official sources said on Saturday. Lt Gen Singh, currently serving as General Officer Commanding of the Army’s Nagrota-based XVI Corps, will take over as the new DGMO on […]

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Trump on Kashmir: Imran 'surprised' by India's reaction

Washington: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was surprised by India’s reaction to US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation to bring Islamabad and New Delhi to dialogue table for resolving Kashmir conflict. “Surprised by India’s reaction to President Trump’s offer of mediation to bring Pak and India to dialogue table […]

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Pakistan violates ceasefire at three places in Poonch

Jammu: The Pakistan army on Tuesday violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said, “At about 12.20 p.m. today Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC with firing of small arms in Poonch sector. “Thereafter […]

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High alert in J&K after Pak inputs on probable terror attack

Srinagar: An intelligence input about a major terror strike in Kashmir, reportedly shared by Pakistan, has prompted a high alert in the valley, a top security official said here on Sunday. The input talks about Al Qaeda’s plan to carry out the attack in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, either before or during the […]

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Terrorism has shrunk in Kashmir: Governor

New Delhi: The incidents of terrorist activities have come down in Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state are not giving shelter to militants, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday. Addressing the 5th Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, Malik said time has come to focus on development of […]

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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Pakistan ordered Wednesday's suicide attack: J&K Governor

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday that the ‘fidayeen’ (suicide squad) attack in Anantnag district on Wednesday was carried out at the behest of Pakistan. Speaking to the media here, Malik said: “Pakistan ordered yesterday’s fidayeen attack. Whenever there is peace in the Valley, Pakistan tries to disrupt it by […]

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Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir on Wednesday whose epicentre was in Pakistan region. Sonam Lotus, Director of MET office said: “A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 8.40 a.m. today. “The coordinates of the earthquake were latitude 36.4 degrees north and longitude 72.7 degrees east. “The epicentre was […]

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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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Kathua rape and murder case: 3 convicts get life imprisonment

Pathankot: Three main accused in the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl from Kathua were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here, lawyers said. Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the temple where the crime took place, Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar, a civilian, have been convicted under […]

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Article 35A inserted by Presidential Order, can be struck down

New Delhi: Even as the new BJP government explores all options to bring an end to the brutal cage match taking place in Kashmir, with the setting up of a Delimitation Commission as one of the prongs available on the table to correct the regional disparity, it is actively taking a view on the contentious Article […]