Mufti Islah

  • Will gradually repeal AFSPA from J&K, denotify certain areas under the Act, says CM Mufti Sayeed 23-03-2015 01:52 PM

    Srinagar: In a statement that could lead to fresh trouble with its ally Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that his government will gradually repeal the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the...
  • Kathua encounter leaves bullet marks on walls of Rajbagh police station 20-03-2015 03:19 PM

    The encounter in Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district has ended leaving six killed including three security personnel, two terrorists a policeman and a driver. The encounter which began in the wee hours of Friday has also left two injured. ...
  • J&K: Encounter in Kathua ends, 2 security men dead; search for terrorists on 20-03-2015 11:28 AM

    Jammu: The encounter in Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district has ended leaving six killed including three security personnel, two terrorists a policeman and a driver. The encounter which began in the wee hours of Friday has also left two injured. Combing operation is underway to search for the terrorists....
  • J&K: Terrorists hold hostages in Kathua police station, 2 security personnel killed, heavy firing underway 20-03-2015 07:30 AM

    Kathua: One Jammu and Kashmir police officer along with one CRPF personnel has been killed in a terror attack that is underway in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Two CRPF personnel have also been injured in the attack. Heavy firing which began at the Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district...
  • LeT planning to launch fresh attack against India, claim Intelligence inputs 18-03-2015 01:39 PM

    New Delhi: In a major security threat for the country, Intelligence inputs indicate that 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is active again. Interception by intelligence agencies shows Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is training young people in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). According to sources, 60 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked due to heavy rainfall, 2,000 truckers stranded 16-03-2015 10:25 PM

    The snowfall and rains since last week in Kashmir forced closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway even as air traffic remained suspended. Over 2,000 truckers stranded since last three days. ...
  • Can't detain Masarat Alam again, says Jammu and Kashmir government 14-03-2015 08:46 AM

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has made it clear to the Centre that there are no fresh grounds to detain separatist leader Masarat Alam again. The Jammu and Kashmir government said out of the 27 cases against Alam, he has been granted bail in 25 and acquitted in two....
  • BJP's only Muslim MLA in J&K wants Cabinet rank 13-03-2015 10:08 AM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's only Muslim MLA Abdul Ghani Kohli in Jammu and Kashmir is appointed as Junior Transport Minister. He has asked for a Cabinet rank. Kohli said, "My community is not happy with my appointment as a Junior Transport Minister. My community feels I should be given a post...
  • I will not change my colours, says Masarat Alam 12-03-2015 07:37 AM

    Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted its report to the Centre on top separatist leader Masarat Alam's release. In an interview to CNN-IBN Alam said the state government should not be given any credit for his release as it was only the result of a legal process. ...
  • My release was according to law, no deal struck with PDP: Masarat Alam 11-03-2015 03:47 PM

    Srinagar: Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam on Wednesday clarified that his release was in accordance with the law and no deal was struck with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. Alam said, "There was no deal with the PDP over my release. The government shouldn't take credit, I was...
  • Masarat Alam release: Didn't expect from PDP, says BJP leader Ashok Kaul 10-03-2015 05:49 PM

    Reacting to separatist Masarat Alam's release by Jammu and Kashmir government, state General Secretary of BJP Ashok Kaul said that they are hurt by the issue. In an interview to CNN-IBN, he said, "We didn't expect this from the coalition government. We will try to ensure that the coalition does...
  • In pics: Heavy snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway shut 09-03-2015 02:12 PM

    Heavy rain and snowfall continues to disrupt life in North India. Five inches of snowfall was reported in Srinagar. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is shut after a mudslide at Kheri leaving several hundred people stranded. ...
  • BJP upset over Masarat Alam's release 09-03-2015 08:12 AM

    In Jammu and Kashmir the newly formed PDP government is embroiled in yet another controversy. Alam, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 stone pelting incidents in which over 100 young men and boys were killed, walking out of Baramulla Jail has not gone down well with Peoples Democratic Party ally...
  • J&K: Miffed over getting 'insignificant' ministry, Sajjad Lone refuses to attend office 04-03-2015 11:18 AM

    Srinagar: Another controversy rocked the People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday with separatist-turn-politician Sajjad Lone, miffed for giving him 'insignificant' ministry, refused to attend office. Lone has been given the Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry Ministry in the Mufti Mohammad...
  • Truly hope PDP-BJP alliance works in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar 03-03-2015 09:25 AM

    Just after entering into an alliance to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP has been embarrassing the BJP. It first thanked Pakistan and Hurriyat for peaceful polls in the state and then called the Afzal Guru hanging a 'travesty of justice', both statements which are against BJP's stand....
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems 02-03-2015 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad wins Rajya Sabha seat in J&K 07-02-2015 07:47 PM

    Jammu: The Congress leader of the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad survived a scare when he defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Chander Mohan Sharma by two votes in the polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Azad who was the candidate of Congress-National Conference alliance got 30 votes and BJP candidate Chander...
  • Ladakh: Zanskar river blocked after landslide creates an artificial lake in the mountains 04-02-2015 03:24 PM

    Ladakh: The famous Zanskar river in Ladakh has been blocked for three weeks after a landslide created an artificial lake in the mountains. Locals fear flash floods if the ice melts, threatening the lives of 4000 people living in the low-lying areas. The landslide blocked a tributary near the Kargil...
  • Fresh snowfall in J&K, avalanche warning issued 02-02-2015 01:41 PM

    Doda: As fresh snowfall covered Jammu and Kashmir, an avalanche warning has been issued in some areas of Doda district. The warning is for the period between 1 to 3 February. The residents of these areas have been asked not to venture in avalanche prone areas especially in mountainous areas...
  • Imam sacked for his cameo in the Vishal Bhadwarj 'Haider' 31-01-2015 12:13 AM

    Tabu's nikah in the Bollywood hit flick 'Haider' has cost a Kashmiri Imam his job as a mosque preacher. Moulvi Ghulam Hassan Shah from South Kashmir was featured in the film solemnizing the nikah - but was sacked from his mosque after the management dubbed his appearance as 'un-Islamic act....
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along Arnia, RS Pura sectors in Jammu, 3 civilians injured 30-01-2015 08:32 AM

    Jammu: In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday night resorted to small arms and firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border of R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district from 8.45 pm, injuring three civilians. Border Security Force (BSF) troops along the Line of Control...
  • BJP leaders brief J&K Governor on talks with PDP over government formation in the state 28-01-2015 03:59 PM

    Srinagar: More than a month after Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared, a breakthrough is likely in the government formation in the state. Senior BJP leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ram Madhav, Jugal Jishore and Nirmal Singh are among those who met Governor NN Vohra on...
  • Army Colonel, one police constable killed in encounter with terrorists in Tral area of J&K's Pulwama district 27-01-2015 05:46 PM

    Pulwama: An Indian Army Colonel was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Tral Area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the Commanding Officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, was injured and shifted to the 92 Base Camp hospital at the Badami...
  • Security heightened in Jammu & Kashmir ahead of Obama's visit 22-01-2015 02:40 PM

    Srinagar: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit on Republic Day, security has been heightened across Jammu and Kashmir, primarily along the border areas. Even as ceasefire violations continue, with Pakistan rangers opening fire of border posts in Arnia and Ramgarh on Tuesday, Border Security Force has been instructed to...
  • Connecting with the roots, a radio channel for Kashmiri Pandits away from home 19-01-2015 03:01 PM

    Srinagar: Wanting the Kashmiri Pandits to stay in touch with their roots even years after their exile, Ramesh Hangloo started a Kashmiri Pandit FM channel, Sharda Radio. "The basic thing is that sense of belonging is a must for people who were connected to the land or still who are...
  • J&K: 25 years after mass exodus, Kashmiri Pandits still struggle to survive 19-01-2015 09:20 AM

    Twenty five years ago, after thousands of Kashmiri Pandits left their homes in Kashmir seeking safe haven in Jammu, people in resettlement colonies are still demanding more funds for rehabilitation. ...
  • J&K: Top LeT commander from Pakistan arrested in Sopore 16-01-2015 10:48 AM

    Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander has been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore town of Baramulla district. The arrested terrorist who has been identified as a Pakistani national is being interrogated by the police. Earlier in the week, another top LeT terrorist was killed in a six-hour-long gunbattle...
  • Pakistan-trained terrorists may attack civilian targets during Barack Obama's India tour, says Army 15-01-2015 11:32 AM

    Srinagar: Even as the security apparatus in Jammu and Kashmir is fully geared up to neutralise terror groups supported by Pakistan, a top Army commander warned that there are over 200 highly trained terrorists waiting at 36 launch pads in the Pir Panchal range across the border in Pakistan trying...
  • Separatists, Hizbul exert pressure on PDP against going with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir 08-01-2015 12:08 PM

    Srinagar: Even though the People's Democratic Party is the single largest in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, yet it is no where near forming the next government in the state. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 25 seats to emerge as the second largest party in the state...
  • J&K: 7,000 people along border areas shifted to safer places as Pakistan indulges in heavy firing 05-01-2015 09:50 PM

    Srinagar: With Pakistan resorting to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, over 7,000 people residing along the border in Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated to safer places. Besides, BSF Director General (DG) DK...