Mufti Islah

  • J&K: Protests held against Israel's Gaza incursion 25-07-2014 05:29 PM

    Srinagar: Protests were held in Srinagar on Friday against Israel's Gaza incursion. Police had to resort to tar gas shelling and also had to fire in the air. Kashmir has seen several protests against the killing of civilians in Gaza in the past few days. Shops in the area have...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Akhnoor sector, 1 soldier killed 22-07-2014 01:36 PM

    Srinagar: One soldier was killed and two were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent days. Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had raised the issue of violations in Parliament....
  • J&K: Minister's son storms police station, assaults complainant 16-07-2014 06:13 PM

    Srinagar: In a shocking incident from Jammu and Kashmir, the son of the state's Forest Minister on Wednesday stormed into a police station and allegedly assaulted a man who had filed a complaint against three of his men. Mohammad Sadiq had complained that three aides of Mehr Ali had beaten...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan kills one BSF personnel, injures four 16-07-2014 03:05 PM

    Jammu: In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday opened heavy fire at Indian border outposts along the International Border in Jammu district, killing one BSF personnel and leaving four injured. Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Pittal border outpost along IB in Arnia forward area of...
  • J&K: Massive protests as 3 die in Army truck-car collision 16-07-2014 01:42 PM

    Srinagar: There have been massive protests in the Shalteng area in the outskirts of Srinagar after three people died in a road accident. The incident occurred after an Army truck rammed into a Maruti van. While three people were killed, two others were injured in the accident. The situation in...
  • Train to Katra stuck in tunnel for nearly 2 hours due to engine failure 16-07-2014 11:22 AM

    Chandigarh: The newly introduced train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning due to an engine failure near Katra Railway Station. The incident took place about five kms before the...
  • Modi government's rehabilitation plan gives hope to Kashmiri Pandits 16-07-2014 08:54 AM

    Anantnag: The focus is back on the valley after Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik's remark pushing for an independent Kashmir. CNN-IBN spoke to a couple who returned to Kashmir following the Narendra Modi government's Rs 500 crore rehabilitation plan for Kashmiri Pandits. The debate continues over Kashmiri Pandits' return to...
  • World Cup fever grips Kashmir, girls shun stereotypes to play football 13-07-2014 08:15 AM

    Srinagar: As football frenzy has gripped the entire world, its passion has reached Kashmir valley too. So much so that the fasting month of Ramzan is also not deterring girls from the valley to go out and fight for honours for their school. "My dad and me stay up late...
  • Hurriyat calls for bandh ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir today 04-07-2014 08:26 AM

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the state since assuming office. But even before he gets there, there's already a controversy brewing. The Hurriyat has called for a bandh while the Grand Mufti has opposed the NDA government's...
  • J&K Grand Mufti fumes as Modi plans to rehabilitate Kashmiri pandits 03-07-2014 02:22 PM

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, religious leader Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad has hit out at the Centre over the contentious issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Opposing the the NDA government's plan of rehabilitating Kashmiri pandits, Grand Mufti has termed it...
  • J&K: PM Modi to flag off train to Katra, an engineering marvel 01-07-2014 04:36 PM

    Srinagar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from the holy town of Katra on Friday. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25...
  • Ground report: Heavy snow blocks Pahalgam route on Amarnath Yatra 28-06-2014 01:59 PM

    7,500 pilgrims have embarked on the Amarnath Yatra amidst tight security. Heavy snow has blocked the traditional Pahalgam route and pilgrims are now using the Baltal route. CNN-IBN's Mufti Islah gets a ground report. ...
  • Pilgrims embark on Amarnath yatra amidst tight security 28-06-2014 09:32 AM

    Around 7,500 pilgrims have embarked on the annual Amarnath yatra amidst tight security. Heavy snow has forced the authorities to change the traditional Pahalgam route but the yatra is on from the Baltal route. There is 4-5 feet deep snow in some stretches especially at the Mahagunus top and Sheeshnag...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins, snow likely to make trek difficult 27-06-2014 09:19 AM

    Baltal: The Amarnath Yatra has begun in Jammu and Kashmir with 1160 pilgrims leaving for the holy site in the first batch. However, snow accumulation in the Himalayas is making the trek difficult. The good news is that the pilgrims going on this year's Amarnath pilgrimage will get darshan of...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC, no casualty 13-06-2014 09:42 AM

    Srinagar: In a major ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the entire Medhar area in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control has come under attack on Friday. Small arms, grenades and rocket propelling grenades were being used by the Pakistan Army since 7 AM. The Indian Army retaliated after heavy...
  • Indian spy says treated worse back home than in Pakistan jail 04-06-2014 10:24 AM

    Srinagar: Sent on a mission to Pakistan 37 years ago, there has been little by way by appreciation for Indian spy Vinod Sahani. So much so that he feels that his own country has treated him worse than a state which tortured and kept him in jail for 11 years....
  • J&K: NC, PDP fume over MoS PMO's remark on Article 370 28-05-2014 10:55 PM

    Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh stirred up a controversy by his statement on the repeal of Article 370 in the Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that it will isolate the people of the state. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also slammed the statement saying it has...
  • Article 370: MoS PMO's remark can create a communal divide, says PDP 28-05-2014 03:59 PM

    Srinagar: Lambasting the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitender Singh for his comments on Article 370, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said that his comments have the potential to divide the state on communal lines. "We condemn the statement by the MoS PMO. His...
  • Any move to weaken Article 370 will be fought tooth and nail: NC 28-05-2014 12:10 PM

    Srinagar: Condemning the statement of the minister of State in the Prime Minister Office Jitendra Singh for his comments on Article 370, the ruling National Conference said that they will fight against any proposed revocation of the Article in Jammu and Kashmir. "Any move to weaken article 370 will be...
  • J&K: IAF's MiG-21 crashes in Anantnag, pilot dead 27-05-2014 11:53 AM

    Srinagar: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed near Mirhama, Bijbehara area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Pilot Raghu Bansi was killed in the crash. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident to investigate the cause. "The Pilot airborne from Srinagar was on a routine...
  • Congress, NC workers want to part ways, fight Assembly elections alone: Omar 21-05-2014 05:21 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday categorically said that his party won't tie-up with the BJP. "Do you expect me to garland Modi," he sarcastically said. On being asked whether working with the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be tough,...
  • J&K voters beaten up, stripped for ignoring election boycott call 09-05-2014 07:56 AM

    Srinagar: Voters in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir were allegedly thrashed, stripped and labelled as traitors for not heeding to the boycott call by stone-pelters. They were allegedly assaulted for going ahead and casting their votes for the Lok Sabha elections. A middle-aged man from Kupwara was allegedly caned and...
  • J&K: Grenade attack on a polling booth in Baramulla 07-05-2014 10:02 AM

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed violence as a grenade attack was reported on a polling booth in Pahlan Pattan, Baramulla, in which a CRPF personnel was injured. Massive stone pelting was also reported in Baramullah and Sopore. ...
  • J&K: 2014 elections bring hope for the youth in Baramulla constituency 04-05-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: The winds of change are being sensed by the people in the Baramulla constituency of Jammu and Kashmir. The region which was long gripped by terrorism and unrest is now looking for a change this election. Lolab valley in Baramulla is notorious for being an infiltration route and...
  • Srinagar youth killed in clashes with security forces on polling day 30-04-2014 07:53 PM

    Srinagar: On the day when Srinagar populace voted to elect their representative to the Lok Sabha, a youth was killed during clashes with the security forces in the Valley. The security forces fired at a mob which was attacking polling staff during the de-induction of polling booth and the youth...
  • LS polls: Srinagar residents on why they abstained from voting 30-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Srinagar recorded a very low voter turnout of nearly 17 per cent till 2 pm. Residents tell CNN-IBN why they are keeping away from voting their representative to the Lok Sabha. ...
  • J&K: Tight security for polling in Srinagar, 600 people detained 30-04-2014 08:15 AM

    In Jammu and Kashmir, paramilitary soldiers have been deployed in Srinagar for the polling day. Authorities have detained more than 600 Kashmiri residents ahead of the polls. In the sixth phase of election last week in Shopian, one polling officer was killed in poll violence. ...
  • Srinagar: Senior Abdullah steals the show 29-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Srinagar: At 77, Farooq Abdullah looks frail. There are creases on his faces and his cheeks are no longer blood-red. He needs help to climb and get off the podiums from where these days he stirs aam aadmi emotions among people who come to listen to him. In sun, shade...
  • Farooq Abdullah charms voters, can he retain Srinagar? 29-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Srinagar: The seventh phase of the general elections will get underway on Wednesday, April 30, and in Srinagar, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah is seeking renomination. Arguably one of the best crowd-pullers in the country, Dr Farooq Abdullah has been a winner all along. At 77, the National Conference patriarch...
  • J&K: Explosion at Farooq Abdullah's rallies, 10 injured 27-04-2014 02:07 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah's two rallies in Srinagar and Badgam were rocked by explosions. Although no injuries have been reported from Srinagar, 10 people were injured in Badgam. The police are investigating both the incidents. Abdullah said that he did not fear such acts would...