KASHMIR

  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Jammu: A team of security experts on Sunday said there was a need to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism in the country and the Union government must set up a separate "anti-terrorism ministry". "The Union Home Ministry is already overburdened and there is an immediate need to establish a full-fledged anti terrorism...
  • Strike in Kashmir Valley, normal life disrupted Yesterday

    Srinagar: Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley on Saturday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the detention of separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat. Shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions remained shut here, while government offices and banks witnessed...
  • Six missing as taxi falls into river in Jammu Yesterday

    Jammu: Six people were missing while six people were rescued on Saturday after their taxi fell into a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said. "A taxi went out of the driver's control at Mehad (Ramban) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and plunged into the roaring Chenab river this morning,"...
  • India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at Bandung 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Islamabad: India has termed as "most unfortunate" Pakistan's reference to the Kashmir issue at the Asian African summit in Jakarta, an official in New Delhi said. The Indian objection came following a reference to the festering issue by Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor Sartaj Aziz in his address at the Asian...
  • J&K: All four convicts who raped and killed Tabinda Gani in Kupwara in 2007 given death sentence 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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...
  • While acting like Dharmaraja or Yudhisthira at Center, is BJP Dhritharashtra in Jammu and Kashmir? 5 days ago

    Ever since the Narendra Modi government took over there has been a sea change in the governance of the country. The government has brought in a sense of purpose, speed and efficiency. Right in the beginning, the Prime Minister himself arranged a bus load of senior bureaucrats for a meeting with...
  • Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' shoot helps as well as hurts Jammu and Kashmir tourism 6 days ago

    Pahalgam: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is all set to begin his first ever film shooting schedule in Kashmir this week with 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', directed by Kabir Khan. Salman, who arrived in summer capital Srinagar two days back, is staying with Kabir and the other members of the film unit at the...
  • Protesters burn Indian flag in PoK against crackdown on separatists 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Anti-India activities will not be tolerated in India: Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    Chandauli: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that any kind of anti-India activities will not be tolerated on the country's soil. He said this while addressing Kisan Mahapanchayat in his home district in Chandauli, his first visit to the place after taking over as the Union Home Minister. "I congratulate...
  • Jammu and Kashmir BJP skirts raking up controversies at party meet 1 week ago

    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...
  • Pakistan condemns arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of force by security forces against protesters in Kashmir and said the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley is a matter of concern. "Pakistan is deeply concerned at the increase in systematic human rights violations in Kashmir. We condemn the brutal use of...
  • Kashmir remains tense after youth's death in clashes between protesters, police 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra April 18, 2015

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa help Kashmiris and we call it jihad, says 26/11 planner Hafiz Saeed April 18, 2015

    Islamabad: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed strongly came out in support of Kashmiri separatists and admitted that his organisation is backing the Pakistan Army wage jihad in the valley. During a TV interview, Hafiz said, "If India is not ready to give their rights and if...
  • 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...
  • Is the PDP government serious in dealing with separatists? April 17, 2015

    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. ...
  • Nobody will be allowed to break India's unity: Rajnath Singh April 17, 2015

    Kanpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said India's unity and integrity were "inviolable" and nobody will be allowed to break them. "I would like to assure the countrymen that no one will be allowed to break the unity and integrity of the country be it Masarat Alam or anybody...
  • Masarat Alam is a guest of J&K government, might have been served biryani, says Digvijaya Singh April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader and General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday sparked off a row by asking if like 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab, separatist leader Masarat Alam too was served biryani under arrest. Singh said, "Jammu and Kashmir government should tell under what sections have Masarat Alam and...
  • 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. ...