Kashmir

  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...
  • Separatists continue meetings with Pakistan envoy, say Modi shouldn't have called off talks 6 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is back to square one for India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. If it comes down to a contest of wills, neither India nor Pakistan is blinking yet. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit continued to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders despite the Narendra Modi government's opposition and cancellation...
  • Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    Jammu: There was no fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday evening after nearly 10 days of intermittent firing and shelling from across the border. "There is no ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the IB in Jammu...
  • J&K: Terrorist shot dead in Kupwara encounter Yesterday

    Srinagar: A terrorist was killed in an encounter in North Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday. The Army launched a massive search operation following the suspicious movement at the Dhanni forest area along the Line of Control. "The troops along LoC in Tangdhar sector observed some suspicious movement past midnight. On...
  • J&K: State government employees protest outside CM's house, lathicharged Yesterday

    Srinagar: Clashes have erupted in Srinagar between police and the employees of Jammu and Kashmir Public Health Engineering Department over regularisation of services. The police had to resort to lathicharge to control the protests which were taking place outside Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's residence. (More details awaited) ...
  • India demands apology, warns of non-cooperation after Pak envoy meets separatists Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commissioner to India's meeting with separatist leaders from Jammu & Kashmir has definitely not gone down well with India. Not just has it cancelled secretary level talks with Pakistan over the matter, it has also demanded an apology, say sources. "Government expects unequivocal apology from Pakistan,...
  • Some incidents of Pakistan's meeting with separatist leaders Yesterday

    New Delhi: As Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit meets separatist leaders from Kashmir just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries, hers is a look on previous such incidents. April 2014: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on April 2 met J&K separatist leaders...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Pakistan envoy to meet J&K separatists leaders ahead of diplomatic meet with India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit will meet Kashmiri separatists Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani before attending foreign secretary level talks with India scheduled later this month, a move that has sparked outrage across party lines. Basit will meet Shabbir Shah on Monday evening and Mirwaiz...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in RS Pura sector 2 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. "Pakistan Rangers armed with heavy weaponry resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing of automatic weapons on 15 to 20 Border Out Posts (BoPs) in Arnia and RS Pura sub-sectors...
  • Political parties condemn Pak envoy's move to invite J&K separatist leaders for talks 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the secretary level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled for August, Pakistan envoy to India, Abdul Basit, has invited separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir for talks to New Delhi on August 18-19. Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Pakistan wants feedback from the separatists...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, firing at BSF posts in RS Pura sector 3 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another incidence of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targetted two BSF posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu early on Sunday morning. The troops from across the border began firing at about 2:30 AM early morning. The BSF jawans swiftly retaliated against the attack and the gunbattle between the...
  • J&K: 2 BSF soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Pulwama 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Two Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers were killed and four others were injured when terrorists claiming to be from the Hizbul Mujahideen attacked their vehicle just outside the Awantipora IAF airfield in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Officials said a squad of BSF personnel was changing guard at the airfield...
  • J&K: Omar asks people to use vote power for Kashmir's development 5 days ago

    Srinagar: With Assembly elections due by the year end, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday appealed to the people of the Valley to make use of their power to vote as it helps in development while stating that "boycott politics" of separatists has not achieved anything. "I am...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address 5 days ago

    Islamabad Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said it is the "main source of tension" in Indo-Pak relations and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties. "We want peaceful resolution of Kashmir with our full sincerity so that by removing this...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Pakistan on its Independence Day 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan on its Independence Day on Thursday. "On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan," he said on micro-blogging website Twitter. The Prime Minister's message came two days after he accused Pakistan of "proxy war",...
  • Jammu ceasefire violation: India and Pakistan exchange fire in Mendhar 6 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, a day before Independence day, Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged fire between 12:30 AM- 2 AM in Mendhar. No injury was reported and further information awaited. This is the second incident of ceasefire violation that has been reported within a day. On Wednesday, Pakistani troops...
  • Two policemen, one civilian killed in terrorist attack in Kashmir 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Two policemen and a civilian were killed as terrorists opened indiscriminate fire on a police vehicle in Pampore area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday. The terrorists fired at the vehicle of a Deputy Superintendent of Police at Gallander area at around 7:45 PM, leaving the civilian dead and...
  • Punjab vehicle hijacked on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway 1 week ago

    Jammu: A vehicle from Punjab has been hijacked on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. An alert has been sounded after the hijack. The Jammu and Kashmir DGP has said that they are probing the incident and that they have got some leads. The DGP said...
  • Jammu: Pakistan violates ceasefire again; fires at four BSF posts 1 week ago

    Jammu: A day after Prime Minister Modi slammed Pakistan for waging a proxy war against India, another ceasefire violation was reported from RS Pura sector in Jammu. Pakistani troops fired heavily on border out posts (BoPs) and villages along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate. Firing commenced from...
  • PM announces Rs 8,000 crore for building roads in J&K 1 week ago

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a package of Rs 8,000 crore for building of roads in Jammu and Kashmir and waiver of Rs 60 crore in interest owed by the state government to the Food Corporation of India. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had flagged the issue during...
  • PM Modi suggests 3 Ps for Leh - prakash, paryatan, paryavaran; hits out at Pak while addressing troops August 12, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Leh and inaugurated Leh-Srinagar transmission line and Nimmo-Bazgo hydro electric project. He suggested three Ps for Leh - paryavaran (environment), paryatan (tourism) and prakash (power). "We have put Leh at the focus of our solar energy initiatives like Gujarat. We are going...
  • Ahead of PM's visit to Leh, terrorists attack BSF convoy near Pampore; infiltration bid foiled August 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Leh and Kargil on Tuesday after assuming office, two terrorists attacks were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night. Terrorists attacked a convoy of Border Security Force injuring seven personnel including an Assistant Commander, who is in a critical condition....
  • PM Modi to visit Leh, Kargil today; to inaugurate hydro-power projects, address troops August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Leh and Kargil on Tuesday. This is his first visit to both these places after assuming office. He is also the first PM to visit after the Kargil war. PM Modi will inaugurate two hydro-power projects. He will also address troops at Leh...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Leh, Kargil: As it happened 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first visit to Leh and Kargil after assuming office. He will be addressing troops posted in Leh soon after landing. He is the first Prime Minister to visit Kargil after the war in 1999. ...
  • TRS MP Kavitha says Hyderabad, Kashmir forcibly merged into India, faces sedition charge August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtra Samiti MP K Kavitha has been charged with sedition for saying that Hyderabad, Kashmir were forcibly merged into India. An FIR has been filed after a complaint was filed by a Hyderabad based lawyer who also serves as the convener of the BJP's legal cell. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts, 2 BSF soldiers injured August 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired at 10 Border Security Force (BSF) posts on early Monday morning in Arania sector of Jammu. Two BSF soldiers have been injured. The gunbattle started around 2 AM. "Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons on 7 BOPs along IB in Arnia sub-sector...
  • Embarrassment for Omar, senior official quits alleging misbehaviour by a J&K minister August 8, 2014

    Jammu: In an embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a senior official in the public health engineering department has resigned. He has alleged misbehavior by one of Omar's ministers. The official claimed that the State Transport Minister, Choudhary Ramzan, abused him and flung papers at him during...
  • J&K police officer arrested for 'molesting' teenager August 6, 2014

    Srinagar: A police officer has been arrested on charges of molesting a 13-year-old girl in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday. "Inspector Aijaz Ahmad has been arrested following a complaint about sexual assault on a minor girl in Kokernag area of Anantnag district yesterday," a police spokesman...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed in gunbattle in Kupwara August 6, 2014

    Jammu: One Indian army jawan has been killed in a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara. The gun battle took place on Tuesday night. The army has cordoned off the area. There have been many ceasefire violations from Pakistan in the recent past. (More details to follow) ...