Kashmir

  • Moderate Hurriyat claims government removed its Facebook page 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday claimed that authorities have removed its Facebook page, saying the Government's move was "despotic". Government officials, however, said they were not aware of Hurriyat's page being removed from the social networking site. "The way in which Government is now imposing restriction on social media sites...
  • First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia. The 275 pilgrims boarded the Air India flight from Srinagar to Madina at the Srinagar International Airport on Wednesday morning. This year,...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • India, Pak DGMOs discuss spurt in ceasefire violations Yesterday

    Srinagar: Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of both India and Pakistan met on Tuesday and discussed the repeated ceasefire violations along the International Border. It was decided that regular flag meetings will be held between field commanders to defuse the situation. Meanwhile, back home, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will...
  • BJP chief visits J&K to strengthen party's position for Assembly elections Yesterday

    Jammu: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday went to Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit in a bid to consolidate and strengthen the party's position in the state where Assembly elections are slated for later this year. The BJP formulated a 'Mission-44' plan to grab 44 of the 87...
  • Panun Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits' demand for an exclusive homeland Yesterday

    Srinagar: It is Kashmiris versus Kashmiri Pandits as Pandit leaders revive their demands for an exclusive homeland within the Valley. "Government should identify land, distribute it among returnees and give cash. We need exclusive zones which are protected and which we will ourselves protect," says Roshan Lal Raina, Chairman, Voice...
  • India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks Yesterday

    Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday. Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K...
  • J&K: Army jawan, terrorist killed in encounter in Kupwara 2 days ago

    Srinagar: An Army jawan and a terrorist were killed on Monday in two ongoing anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. In the operation launched in Keran sector on Saturday night, security forces tracked down a terrorist and engaged him in a gunfight. The terrorist was killed in the operation while...
  • Home Minister reviews situation along border with Pakistan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of continuous firing from across the Line of Control and Intelligence Bureau, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the situation along the border with Pakistan and directed BSF to take all possible steps to ensure security of civilians in the areas subjected to shelling. At...
  • Pak ceasefire violations rock J&K Assembly 2 days ago

    Jammu: The repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army rocked the Jammu & Kashmir Assembly on Monday as the Opposition targeted the state government over the issue. Members of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) intervened when Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was speaking in the House on ceasefire violations. Members of...
  • In Jammu, Amit Shah launches scathing attack on Omar 2 days ago

    Kathua: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, who is in Jammu & Kashmir, instilling confidence into party workers ahead of Assembly elections in the state, launched a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government on Monday during a rally in Kathua. Attacking the government on the repeated ceasefire violations along the...
  • Kashmiri Pandits continue living in deplorable ghettos, yearn to return to homeland 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandits was a crucial part of the BJP election manifesto and even though funds have been allocated for the urgent rehabilitation of the affected community, it is still a long road back to the valley for many. The plight of the Kashmiri Pandits has indeed been...
  • J&K: Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution, says Farooq Abdullah 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday hit out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for claiming that the elder Abdullah was in the loop when parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged. "The NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused former chief minister and...
  • J&K: Pak forces diverting attention of its people from internal turmoil, says BSF 3 days ago

    Jammu: Indian troops have given a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, BSF said on Sunday while strongly criticising it for repeatedly disturbing peace along the border. IG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, talking to reporters, also said that Pakistan wanted to divert the attention of...
  • Armed militants spotted very close to IB on 3 occasions: BSF 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of escalation in ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak frontier in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF on Sunday said it has spotted armed terrorists "very close" to the IB on at least "three occasions" in the last few days and suspect the firings are an attempt to...
  • India responding adequately to Pak ceasefire violations: Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country's armed forces are "responding adequately". "I have said yesterday and repeating it today that there has been a series of provocations from the...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed in encounter with terrorists 3 days ago

    Kupwara: One Army jawan was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday afternoon. This is the third encounter between military and terrorists in the last 24 hours. Presently, two encounters are underway in the state. Gun battle is still on between the two sides. ...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh asks BSF to effectively counter Pakistani firing 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday took stock of the situation along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and asked BSF to effectively retaliate to firing from Pakistan. Singh reviewed the situation along the IB with Director General of BSF DK Pathak and directed him to take...
  • J&K: Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the army, a Brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the prospect of disciplinary for allegedly sodomising his assistant (sahayak). Sahayaks, who were earlier known as Batmans, are regular combat soldiers who are...
  • Amit Shah headed to J&K to push BJP's 'Mission-44' plan 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah is headed on Sunday to Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit in a bid to consolidate and strengthen the party's position in the state where Assembly elections are slated for later this year. Along with senior party leader JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and the...
  • Border area villagers fear ceasefire violations will end truce agreement 4 days ago

    Jammu: Villagers in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir live under constant fear that frequent ceasefire violations would terminate the decade old truce agreement, putting their lives in peril. "We live under constant fear of death. We don't know when a mortar bomb shell fired by Pakistani forces could hit...
  • Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Defence Minister 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians...
  • J&K: Fierce encounter on between Army, terrorists in Kupwara 4 days ago

    Kupwara: Fierce encounter is on between the Army and terrorists at Zaloora in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. The exchange of fire had begun on Friday evening. Official sources said that Army's 47 RR launched a search operation at Gugerpati area of Zaloora, 8 kms east from Handwara following an intelligence input...
  • J&K: Army finds 50 metre long tunnel along LoC in Akhnoor sector 5 days ago

    Srinagar: The Indian Army on Friday found a 50 metre long tunnel which had been dug along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel was found at Munawar Tawi in Akhnoor. The police said there was no clarity over where the tunnel originated...
  • J&K: Another ceasefire violation in RS Pura sector, one civilian injured 5 days ago

    Jammu: Another incident of ceasefire violation was reported from RS Pura Sector in Jammu last night. Heavy firing commenced in the area of Abdulian and Korotana from 2 AM, continuing till early morning. One civilian has been injured after a shell hit his home near the LoC. No casualties have...
  • Not India, Pakistan but people of Kashmir are real stakeholders of land: Mirwaiz 6 days ago

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN the Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq explained his meeting with Pakistan High Commission on Monday. In response to the only two stakeholders of Kashmir statement of MEA, the separatist leaser said neither India nor Pakistan but people of Kashmir are real stakeholders of land....
  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • Kupwara: Army guns down two terrorists 1 week ago

    Kupwara: Two terrorists were killed in an operation launched by the Indian Army in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara region on Wednesday evening. The security personnel also recovered two AK 47 rifles from the terrorists' hideout. The operation is underway currently. ...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir - India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy 1 week 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...