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  • Connecting with the roots, a radio channel for Kashmiri Pandits away from home January 19, 2015

    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...
  • J&K: 25 years after mass exodus, Kashmiri Pandits still struggle to survive January 19, 2015

    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: 2 JeM terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Sopore January 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists from Pakistan were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Security forces cordoned off Saidpora village in Sopore following information about presence of terrorists in the area, a police officer said. The two terrorists were hiding in a house. The...
  • J&K: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Governor January 17, 2015

    Jammu: Amid the continuing political stalemate, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra apparently to discuss a way out, two days after his party turned down National Conference's offer of support. The meeting took place at Raj Bhawan on Friday night but details were...
  • J&K: Terrorists open fire at NC MLA in Kulgam January 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists opened fire outside National Conference MLA Abdul Majid Lari-gami's home in Kulgam district on Saturday. Zahoor Ahmad Dar, posted as a PSO to MLA-elect of Homeshalibugh constituency in Kulgam, was critically injured in the attack near his home in Redwani area of Kulgam, police said. Dar was taken to...
  • Pakistan not mending its ways, says Rajnath Singh January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Intelligence reports suggesting Pakistan-based terrorists planning strikes in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the neighbouring country for "not mending its ways" despite being given a befitting reply many times. "Pakistan is not mending its ways. Despite getting a befitting reply many times, it is...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Bengal bowlers toil hard as J&K get a point January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Bengal bowlers again failed to provide decisive blows as debutant Imran Haroon's century helped Jammu and Kashmir get a point to remain in hunt for a quarter-final berth in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Friday. Set a stiff target of 337 from 76 overs after Bengal declared their...
  • J&K: Top LeT commander from Pakistan arrested in Sopore January 16, 2015

    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 with...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Manoj Tiwary's all-round show puts Bengal on top January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: An all-round show by Manoj Tiwary put Bengal in the driver's seat against Jammu & Kashmir on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. The part-time legspinner Tiwary (2/19) claimed two wickets including that of J&K top...
  • Pakistan-trained terrorists may attack civilian targets during Barack Obama's India tour, says Army January 15, 2015

    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...
  • J&K: Security forces kill two terrorists in Shopian; encounter underway January 15, 2015

    Shopian: Security forces on Thursday morning killed two terrorists in the jungle area of Kharot in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter broke out earlier in the morning between terrorists and joint forces of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Indian Army and CRPF. Two to three terrorists are believed...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 3 January 15, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Roundup: Bengal were in a slightly advantageous position as they got rid of the Jammu and Kashmir top order on the second day of their Ranji trophy match at the Eden Gardens. Responding to Bengal's first innings score of...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Mukund ton puts Tamil Nadu in command January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Skipper Abhinav Mukund led from the front with a patient century to help Tamil Nadu reach a strong position on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh. At stumps, Tamil Nadu were 360 for 7 in reply to Uttar Pradesh's first-innings score of 182...
  • J&K: Encounter between Army, terrorists ends; 1 LeT man killed January 14, 2015

    Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist has been killed in a six-hour-long gunbattle with security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir Baramulla district, police said. An encounter broke out between security forces and the LeT terrorist, holed up in a house Chanakhan area of Sopore, following a cordon and search...
  • J&K: PDP refuses NC's 'unconditional support', says people voted for change January 14, 2015

    Srinagar: The People's Democratic Party on Wednesday rejected the formal support offered by Omar Abdullah's National Conference to form government in Jammu and Kashmir. PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said, "People have voted for change. The party finds the Governor's rule better. The Kashmir valley has rejected NC." Earlier on Tuesday evening...
  • India will give a befitting reply to end Pakistan proxy war, says Manohar Parrikar January 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar sent a tough message to Pakistan and said if Islamabad does not end its proxy war, then India will give a befitting reply and added that results of counter-operations will be visible in next six months. Parrikar said, "We want peace with Pakistan but they cannot...
  • J&K government formation: NC supports PDP, writes to Governor January 13, 2015

    Srinagar: The logjammed political scene in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a new twist on Tuesday with National Conference writing to Governor NN Vohra to inform about offer of support to PDP and insisting that it should be consulted before any decision on government formation is taken. PDP responded guardedly, saying...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A wrap: Saha hits unbeaten ton to lift Bengal from trouble January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Not less than 48 hours after returning from the gruelling tour to Australia, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha slammed an unbeaten century to script Bengal's stunning comeback against Jammu and Kashmir on the opening day on Tuesday. Having just returned from Australia on late Sunday night, Saha was quick to adjust to...
  • We have neutralised 110 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir: Army Chief January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday addressed a press conference in New Delhi. Talking to media persons the army chief hailed the force for tackling the terror activities in the country. "We have neutralised 110 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year," said the...
  • Pakistan will not start talks with India without Kashmir: Sartaj Aziz January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday said that it will not start any dialogue with India if Kashmir issue was not part of the agenda, even as US Secretary of State John Kerry advised the two neighbours to resume peace talks. National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz and Kerry addressed a joint press conference...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues ceasefire violation, fires at BSF posts in Sambha January 13, 2015

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers overnight resorted to unprovoked targeting of the Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. "Pakistan Rangers used mortars and automatic weapons to target three border outposts of the BSF in Samba district (of the Jammu region) on Monday,"...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 1 January 13, 2015

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Preview: Captain Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been instrumental in taking Delhi to the top of group B and will once again look to dominate proceedings when the hosts take on a lowly-placed Odisha in their Ranji Trophy match on...
  • Modi's BJP, Kejriwal's AAP all set to lock horns in Delhi Assembly elections, Congress marginalised January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on their respective strengths, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the two largest parties in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, are all set to lock horns in the February 7 elections in the national capital. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Bengal look to bounce back against Jammu and Kashmir January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Boosted by Sourav Ganguly's pep talk and the return of Wriddhiman Saha, Bengal will look to bounce back by logging six points against a struggling Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in their Ranji Trophy cricket Group A match at Eden Gardens. The former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)...
  • J&K government formation: NC rules out support to BJP, ready to support PDP January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: With political stalemate continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference's Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday held a meeting with top party leaders where it was decided that it will have no tie-up with BJP but was ready to support PDP in government-formation. The NC's Core Group discussed the...
  • J&K: NC core group meets over party affairs, says offer to PDP to form government still open January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: Three days after Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the core group of the National Conference is meeting at former chief minister Omar Abdullah's residence to discuss the party affairs. The NC has claimed that its offer to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu, targets four villages in the Hiranagar area January 12, 2015

    Jammu: In yet another case of ongoing ceasefire violation by Pakistan along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan forces on Monday morning opened fire at four villages in Hiranagar area of Jammu region. No casualties have been reported. Earlier on last Tuesday Pakistan forces restored heavy firing at five Border...
  • A village in J&K where electricity has not been restored since 1992 January 11, 2015

    Srinagar: At a time when the Centre is trying to project India as the next super power, Gurbal village in Jammu and Kashmir is without electricity for over two decades because of apathy of administration. A flood in Gurbal in 1992 rendered thousands homeless. While the people returned to the village...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • Centre recommends Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Centre on Friday recommended Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the major parties failed to form government in in the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had received J&K Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday night on the government formation in the state. Jammu and Kashmir went to...