Chhattisgarh labourer shot dead by militants in Kashmir’s Pulwama

In a separate incident, three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district this morning. Two days after a man from Rajasthan was shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, militants on Wednesday killed a labourer in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir Police said. News agency PTI reported that … Read moreChhattisgarh labourer shot dead by militants in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar protest: Farooq Abdullah’s sister, daughter among women activists detained

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah. (Express file photo) The police on Tuesday detained half a dozen women activists including the sister and daughter of former chief minister Farooq Abdullah during a protest against abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, officials said. Abdullah’s sister Suraiya and … Read moreSrinagar protest: Farooq Abdullah’s sister, daughter among women activists detained

65 days after lockdown, officials in Valley caution: Don’t call this ‘normal’

Unlike in the past, when militancy surged following an incident, there has been a calm this time. More than 60 days into the lockdown in the Valley, many officials on the ground, both in the civilian and security establishment, have begun to say that the political imperative, from New Delhi, to sustain an “everything-is-normal” narrative … Read more65 days after lockdown, officials in Valley caution: Don’t call this ‘normal’

J&K says tourists can return from October 10, Mehbooba declines to meet party team

Three days before the Centre moved to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate J&K into two Union Territories on August 5, Malik’s administration had cut short the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave, citing intelligence inputs on terror threats. More than two months after an advisory directed Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave the … Read moreJ&K says tourists can return from October 10, Mehbooba declines to meet party team

After war of words at United Nations, protests in Kashmir Valley, curbs back

The restrictions came back barely 12 hours after the government claimed that day-time curbs on civilian movement had been lifted across the Valley. Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan finished their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), protests broke out in several parts of Srinagar, prompting authorities to … Read moreAfter war of words at United Nations, protests in Kashmir Valley, curbs back

Centre banks on J&K panchayats but sarpanchs are restive and wary

Even as the Centre and the state governments showcased the panchayat elections as one of their major accomplishments in Jammu and Kashmir, there has been little forward movement in the past nine months to strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI). In September last year, Abdul Rashid Dar was picked up by militants from his home … Read moreCentre banks on J&K panchayats but sarpanchs are restive and wary

India slams UK’s Labour Party for Kashmir resolution

India maintains that the Kashmir issue is a bilateral one and no third party has any role in it. India on Wednesday slammed the UK’s Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the Labour Party’s move as an … Read moreIndia slams UK’s Labour Party for Kashmir resolution

Two lawyers held under PSA, J&K admin cites drastic ideology, Bar misuse

Their families have filed habeas corpus petitions which are now being heard by Jammu and Kashmir High Court. (Representational Image) * “Being a lawyer by profession, you have drastic ideology as you were looking after criminal cases which were sub-judice before various courts against separatists.” * “The subject…has been misusing platform of Bar Association which … Read moreTwo lawyers held under PSA, J&K admin cites drastic ideology, Bar misuse

So much despair in J&K…nobody happy except some people from BJP: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad visits Raghunath Bazar in Jammu. (Source: PTI) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who concluded his six-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, said the dilution of Article 370 has caused so much despair in the state that many people have told him they have reached a “situation … Read moreSo much despair in J&K…nobody happy except some people from BJP: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Three Hizbul militants arrested for murder of BJP, RSS leaders in J&K’s Kishtwar

Jammu and Kashmir Police made the arrests this morning The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday claimed to have solved the murder cases of a senior BJP leader and an RSS functionary leader in Kishtwar region with four arrests — three alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militants and an overground worker. BJP state secretary Anil Parihar was killed … Read moreThree Hizbul militants arrested for murder of BJP, RSS leaders in J&K’s Kishtwar

Balakot, bombed in IAF airstrike, reactivated by Pakistan: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

India had struck the “biggest training camp” of the Jaish-e-Mohammad in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in February. Nearly seven months after Indian Air Force conducted airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that the facility has been reactivated again. He also added that about 500 infiltrators were waiting to enter … Read moreBalakot, bombed in IAF airstrike, reactivated by Pakistan: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

J&K: Mufti’s daughter writes to Centre on behalf of mother, seeks info on number of arrests

Iltija said that her mother has no access to any newspaper and has not had any political briefing from any member of her party or staff. Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Friday said that she has sent an email to the Home Secretary of Government of India … Read moreJ&K: Mufti’s daughter writes to Centre on behalf of mother, seeks info on number of arrests

Common man in Srinagar ‘rejoicing’ at Article 370 move: MoS Jitendra Singh

The representation of OBCs in the central government services is 21.57 per cent, which is less, as compared to the prescribed percentage of reservation for them,” the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. (Express File Photo) The common man on the streets of Srinagar was “rejoicing in heart” … Read moreCommon man in Srinagar ‘rejoicing’ at Article 370 move: MoS Jitendra Singh

Farooq Abdullah spends first day after detention under PSA meeting daughter and sister, reading newspapers

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act. (File) A day after he was slapped with the stringent Public Safety Act, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday met his sister and daughter and spent time reading newspapers. The action against 81-year-old Abdullah, who is also … Read moreFarooq Abdullah spends first day after detention under PSA meeting daughter and sister, reading newspapers

Pulwama to Aug 5: Jammu and Kashmir HC indicted Govt for PSA arrests — in 80% cases

In almost 80 per cent, the court quashed the detention and ordered the release of the detainee. All these pleas involved those booked under the PSA. There is no official count but since August 5, as many as 4,000 people are said to have been detained in Jammu and Kashmir, almost 300 under the draconian … Read morePulwama to Aug 5: Jammu and Kashmir HC indicted Govt for PSA arrests — in 80% cases

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