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  • J&K: All four convicts who raped and killed Tabinda Gani in Kupwara in 2007 given death sentence 4 days ago

    Kupwara: All four convicts in the rape and murder of 13-year-old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara have been given death sentence by a local court in Jammu and Kashmir. The brutal rape and murder took place eight years back in 2007 when the four men brutalised the teenager when...
  • Kupwara: Sentencing of four convicts in Tabinda Gani rape and murder case today 4 days ago

    Kupwara: Eight years after the brutal rape and murder of 13 year old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara, a local court will handover the quantum of sentence to four convicts. Gani was abducted, raped and brutally murdered by four men in 2007 in Kupwara in Kashmir. The family of...
  • Government should deport separatists to Pakistan: RSS 4 days ago

    Jammu: RSS on Thursday came down hard on separatists raising pro-Pakistan slogans, saying they should be deported to Pakistan. "Those who are chanting pro-Pakistan slogans, especially the separatists along with their families, the government of India shall not allow them to live on the soil of Indian nation," Senior RSS leader...
  • Hardline separatist Masarat Alam booked under Public Safety Act 5 days ago

    Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday booked hardline separatist Masarat Alam under the Public safety Act (PSA) and shifted him to a jail outside the Valley. "Yes, PSA warrants were issued against Masarat Alam on Wednesday and the warrants were executed on Thursday. He is being shifted for detention...
  • Protesters burn Indian flag in PoK against crackdown on separatists April 20, 2015

    Muzaffarabad: Hundreds of people in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir burnt India's flag on Sunday in protest against crackdown on separatists in the Indian side of the region. Protesters rallied under the banner of "Pasban-e-Hurriyat" (Protectors of Freedom) in Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK. Many children also took part, displaying placards reading: "Go India Go...
  • BSF troops, terrorists exchange fire; infiltration bid foiled April 19, 2015

    Jammu: BSF troops on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of armed terrorists, who tried to enter the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a BSF official said. A group of suspected militants were spotted close to IB in forward area in Hiranagar sector of the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir BJP skirts raking up controversies at party meet April 19, 2015

    Jammu: The ruling BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday passed a resolution pledging to ensure rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley but avoided any reference to recent controversies like on separate settlements for those displaced by militancy. In the first meeting of the BJP's state working committee after it...
  • NDA'S land bill will be rejected in Rajya Sabha: Sharad Yadav April 19, 2015

    Jammu: Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday noted that NDA government's "controversial land acquisition bill" will be rejected by the opposition in Upper House of the Parliament. "This bill (Land acquisition bill) is anti-farmer and we would ensure that the Narendra Modi government faces a defeat on this and...
  • Kashmir remains tense after youth's death in clashes between protesters, police April 19, 2015

    Srinagar: The Kashmir valley on Sunday continues to be tense after the death of a teenager in clashes between protesters and police in Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two police officers have been arrested and the government has ordered a magisterial probe into the firing at a mob protesting...
  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti condemns killing of youth in Budgam April 19, 2015

    Srinagar: Ruling PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was not followed while dealing with the protesters. "Now that FIR has been lodged in...
  • BJP should treat J&K government as a challenge and not be apologetic: Jitendra Singh April 19, 2015

    Katra: Asking the BJP leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to focus on fulfilling the expectations and aspirations of the people, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said instead of being apologetic about being in government with PDP, the party should treat it as a challenge. "Instead of being apologetic, we should treat it...
  • Tension grips Kashmir, 2 policemen arrested for killing a teenager during pro-Masarat Alam rally April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday admitted that security personnel violated the standard operating procedure while firing at a mob in Narbal village of Budgam district. Two police officers have been arrested and the government has ordered a magisterial probe into the firing at a mob protesting against the...
  • Pakistan always fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir: Jitendra Singh April 18, 2015

    Katra: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan is always expected to fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir. "As far as the Pakistan is concerned, it is always expected to fish in troubled waters (in Jammu and Kashmir)," Singh said in Katra. He was replying to a question...
  • Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youngster in Budgam April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youngster in central Kashmir Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished. "I strongly condemn the killing of 15-year-old Suhail Ahmed in an incident of firing on unarmed protesters by paramilitary forces...
  • Congress activists hold protest against Jammu and Kashmir government, Centre April 18, 2015

    Jammu: Several activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress on Saturday held a protest on Jammu against the state government and the Centre, alleging that both the Central and Mufti Sayeed governments have been supporting anti-national forces in the state. "The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the...
  • J&K Government orders magisterial probe into killing of youth in Budgam district April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a magisterial probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces during a protest demonstration in Budgam district on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, ordered the magisterial probe into the killing of Suhail Ahmad Sofi at Narbal village on...
  • Srinagar: PDP expresses grief over death of youngster in Budgam April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday expressed grief over the death of a youngster in security forces firing in Budgam district and appealed to the forces to follow standard operating procedure. "Bullets are no answer to stones and it is high time for the forces to...
  • J&K: Yasin Malik, Swami Agnivesh released from jail April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh have been released from jail. They were held by police while marching towards Narbal where a youngster was killed on Saturday morning. A youngster succumbed to his injuries after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) opened fire at...
  • J&K: Yasin Malik, Swami Agnivesh arrested while marching towards Narbal April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh have been arrested while marching towards Narbal where a youngster was killed on Saturday morning. Malik is also on a 30-hour long hunger strike against the government's supposed rehabilitation programme for Kashmiri Pandits. He wants them to...
  • JKLF chief Yasin Malik says no to Kashmiri Pandits enclaves, wants them back in their original homes, sits on hunger strike April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Saturday started a 30-hour long hunger strike against the government's supposed rehabilitation programme for Kashmiri Pandits. He wants them to return to their original homes in the valley. "We won't allow separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits. We want them to stay with...
  • Bandh in Kashmir against Masarat Alam's arrest, one dead in police firing near Srinagar April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: A youngster succumbed to his injuries after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) opened fire at protesters in Narbal, Srinagar on Saturday after Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for a strike following the arrest of separatist Masarat Alam. He was rushed to the hospital but could not...
  • Heavy security across Kashmir as Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh against Alam's arrest April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for bandh in Kashmir valley on Saturday to protest the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam has led to heightened security across the region. Geelani made the bandh call soon after a Jammu and Kashmir court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven...
  • Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam remanded to 7-day police custody April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: A court in Jammu and Kashmir has ordered seven day police remand for Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam. Alam was arrested on Friday amid mounting outrage over raising of pro-Pakistan slogans and flags at a rally attended by him on Wednesday. The 45-year-old hardliner was arrested from his home in Habbakadal...
  • Masarat Alam arrested, clashes follow April 17, 2015

    Protesters clashed with police in Srinagar after they were stopped from heading to Tral in south Kashmir for a planned march. The clashes came hours after the arrest of separatist Masarat Alam, who was released from prison in March. ...
  • Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafeez Saeed holds rally in support of Masarat Alam April 17, 2015

    Lahore: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafeez Saeed held a rally in support of separatist leader Masarat Alam in Lahore on Friday. This rally came right after Alam was arrested for raising pro-Pakistani slogans and waving Pakistani flag in Srinagar on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's return from Delhi. Despite the arrest, Alam...
  • Protests in Srinagar, Hurriyat leader Geelani calls for bandh on Saturday April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir has stepped up their protest against the state government. Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a bandh on Saturday. This comes after separatist supporters lead by Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq clashed with police in Nohwatta in Srinagar. The protests took a...
  • Clashes in Srinagar over separatist Masarat Alam's arrest, police use tear gas to disperse crowd April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Clashes have erupted in Srinagar after Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam was arrested on Friday. Jammu and Kashmir Police had to resort to lathicharge and tear gas shelling to disperse the mob. Protests are being led by Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Nowhatta in Srinagar. Protestors are...
  • Kashmiri separatists are not Pakistanis, they are Indians, says PDP on Masarat Alam arrest April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Rubbishing allegations that the Jammu and Kashmir government arrested separatist leader Masarat Alam following the Centre's pressure, Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson Waheed Para called the police action a procedural decision. "The action has not been taken due to any pressure. The government has acted as per the procedure. There...
  • Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam arrested for waving Pakistani flag in Srinagar April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: A day after he was placed under house arrest, separatist leader and Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam has been arrested for raising pro-Pakistani slogans and waving Pakistani flag in Srinagar. Despite the arrest, Alam remained defiant and said that the scheduled rally in Tral against the death of a youth in...
  • Indian government's use of force against Kashmiri leaders regrettable: Pakistan April 17, 2015

    Reacting to pro-Pakistan slogans and flags being waved at a rally addressed by hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that it is regrettable that Indian government used force against Kashmiri leaders who were holding a peaceful assembly. "The move is bogus and illegal." she...