Mufti Islah

  • 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...
  • J&K: One BSF soldier killed in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Hiranagar sector 05-01-2015 05:44 PM

    Srinagar: In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. The Kathua district collector said the situation was very serious as Pakistani shells have landed three to four klometres inside...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, one BSF soldier killed 05-01-2015 03:56 PM

    Kathua: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts along International Border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu nad Kashmir. Pakistan restored to heavy firing using 80-mm motar that left one Border Security Force soldier dead. This is the sixth ceasefire violation since Tuesday. Earlier on...
  • J&K: Pakistan firing leaves two Army jawans, one woman dead 03-01-2015 10:40 PM

    Bullets and mortar shells continue to fly across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. In yet another instance of ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers on Saturday fired at several posts along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu region. ...
  • Pakistan firing kills two Army jawans, one woman; triggers migration in border areas of J&K 03-01-2015 06:24 PM

    Srinagar/Jammu: Bullets and mortar shells continue to fly across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. Two Indian Army jawans and a woman were killed while 11 people injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and security posts at various places in Jammu and Kashmir since Friday night which triggered migration...
  • J&K: Heavy firing on BSF posts in Hiranagar sector, one woman killed 03-01-2015 08:10 AM

    Jammu: One woman was killed and six injured in the fresh firing by Pakistan Rangers on BSF posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector on Saturday afternoon. The fresh round of firing took place after three Pakistan Rangers soldiers were killed in a strong retaliation from India. The firing came...
  • Aim to form a stable government in J&K, not in any hurry, says BJP 01-01-2015 03:33 PM

    Srinagar: Even days after the results of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections were declared, hectic parleys over government formation in the state are still underway. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Thursday met Governor NN Vohra and said that discussions on government formation are on. "The BJP is in no...
  • Pakistan will come on track, if not today then tomorrow: Rajnath Singh on ceasefire violations 01-01-2015 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: Even as ceasefire violations continue along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed hope that issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved soon. "Our diplomats are talking with officials in Pakistan. Talks are on. I think Pakistan will...
  • Four Pakistan Rangers killed in retaliatory fire by BSF along International Border in Jammu 31-12-2014 08:31 PM

    After yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday, the strong retaliation by Border Security Force troops forced the former to raise the white flag. Pakistan Rangers suffered four casualties while one BSF soldier was killed in the firing in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • No signs of PDP, BJP government in J&K; both NC, Congress stand by their offer 28-12-2014 07:43 AM

    Srinagar: Four days after the Assembly elections result, there are still no signs of government formation anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor NN Vohra has sent letters to both the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party asking for their next step. The results on December 23 led to...
  • PDP MLA Ashraf Mir fires AK47 to celebrate his win over Omar Abdullah in J&K assembly polls 26-12-2014 12:30 PM

    Srinagar: In yet another shocking instance of a politician on a power trip, People's Democratic Party MLA Ashraf Mir fired celebratory shots by an AK47 rifle after defeating former chief minister Omar Abdullah from Sonawar the assembly seat recently. The incident took place outside his residence while his supporters were...
  • BJP the biggest gainer in J&K polls, wins more than twice the number of seats in 2008 24-12-2014 10:09 AM

    Jammu and Kashmir has delivered a fractured mandate in the Assembly elections as the Peoples Democratic Party secured 28 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party was a close second with 25 seats. Both the parties are exploring their option to be able to form the government in the state. Meanwhile,...
  • J&K polls: PDP's Ashraf Mir who defeat Omar Abdullah at Sonawar seat, credits victory to people 23-12-2014 02:34 PM

    After defeating Omar Abdullah at Sonowar, PDP leader Mohammad Ashraf Mir said, "My victory is because of these people. I was always confident about winning from here. Omar Abdullah tried his level best, we tried our level best. This constituency was captured by NC for the almost 15 years, but...
  • J&K a complex state, forming a government will be a challenge: PDP 23-12-2014 10:47 AM

    As the PDP and BJP in a close contest in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said, "Jammu & Kashmir is a complex state. Forming a government with all interested parties without compromising on our ideology will be a challenge. It will be a hard decision to make. Choosing...
  • PDP will have number to form government in J&K: Naeem Akthar 22-12-2014 10:38 PM

    The counting of votes of 2014 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is scheduled on December 23 and People's Democratic Party leader Naeem Akthar feels PDP will have number to form government in the state. ...
  • Snapshot: Migratory birds spotted at Srinagar's Dal Lake 22-12-2014 04:46 PM

    As Srinagar freezes at minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a flock of migratory birds was spotted at Dal Lake on Monday morning. ...
  • North India reels under severe cold wave, Leh coldest at minus 14 degree celsius 19-12-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: Severe cold wave is being experienced throughout North India. The lowest temperatures was recorded in Leh and Kargil with the mercury plunging more than 14 degrees below freezing point. The temperature is expected to remain low in most parts of North India. The dew has converted into ice...
  • J&K: Security forces gun down one terrorist in Kupwara 18-12-2014 09:15 AM

    Jammu: One terrorist has been killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. The brief encounter lasted for nearly an hour. The security forces launched an operation in Bazpora area of Kupwara on Thursday morning following information about presence of terrorists there, a police...
  • J&K: Encounter on in Kupwara, 2-3 terrorists likely to be trapped 18-12-2014 08:42 AM

    Jammu: Yet another gunbattle is underway between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two-three terrorists are likely to be holed up. The police have area cordoned off the area. There have been no reports of casualties so far from either side. The attack comes just...
  • J&K polls: Close contest between Omar Abdullah, PDP's Ashraf Mir in Sonawar; BJP to cash on Modi wave 13-12-2014 09:28 AM

    Srinagar: A day ahead of the fourth phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is leading the fight for the National Conference from Sonawar, a constituency that bore the brunt of the recent floods. Omar is up against BJP candidate Darakshan Andrabi but many believe it...
  • J&K: Suspected terrorists abduct, murder Sarpanch 13-12-2014 08:29 AM

    Sopore: In yet another gruesome killing of a Sarpanch in Kashmir, 62-year-old Ghulam Mohammad was abducted and murdered by suspected terrorists on Saturday. According to family members and witnesses, the Sarpanch was abducted from his house in Hygam village on Friday evening. At least four masked men jumped over the...
  • Two car-borne youth throw acid at a college girl in Srinagar 11-12-2014 12:53 PM

    Srinagar: A college girl studying law was attacked by two car borne youth with acid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. The girl's face has reportedly suffered some burn injuries, police said. The hunt to nab the culprits is on. The girl has been taken to a hospital for treatment. More...
  • Assembly polls: Jammu & Kashmir records good turnout in 3rd phase despite serial terror strikes 09-12-2014 10:25 PM

    Jammu & Kashmir recorded a remarkable turnout of 58 per cent in the third phase of polling notwithstanding the serial terror strikes that hit the state just days ahead of elections. ...
  • J&K: Big day for BJP as a party PM visits state after 11 years 08-12-2014 12:04 PM

    It is a big day for the Bharatiya Janata Party as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A Bharatiya Janata Party prime minister will visit the state after 11 years. He will give tribute to soldiers who were killed during the Friday's terror attack. ...
  • Uri: 8 Army men, 6 terrorists killed in 12-hour-long encounter 05-12-2014 08:15 PM

    It has been a testing day for Jammu and Kashmir with four terror strikes in different parts of the state. In the first encounter that lasted for nearly 12 hours, security forces successfully killed all six terrorists who tried to enter an Army fortification in the Uri sector. However, seven...