Kashmir

  • Kashmiris wary as Modi challenges for power 24-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. His execution, one of three deadly attacks on village elders in the last week...
  • Watch: Key candidates in the fray in Lok Sabha elections 24-04-2014 09:31 AM

    In the second biggest phase of the current Lok Sabha elections 117 Lok Sabha seats will vote on Thursday. Among 117 the Lok Sabha seats, 39 are in Tamil Nadu which is voting in a single phase. Remaining 19 seats in Maharashtra including India's business capital Mumbai are also voting...
  • LS polls: Dismal voting in J&K, Pulwama records 6.32 pc turnout till 5 pm 24-04-2014 09:02 AM

    Srinagar: At least 24 security personnel were injured in clashes during polling for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir on Thursday which recorded a voter turnout of 28 per cent. "The tentative voter turnout for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency is 28 per cent which is slightly up from 27 per cent...
  • J&K: 25 sarpanches resign after spate of attacks 23-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Anantnag: At least 25 sarpanches in South Kashmir have resigned publicly after some sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir were recently subjected to a spate of attacks. Two sarpanches have been killed in under a week and a number of sarpanches in the Pulwama district were hauled up in police stations...
  • Twin attacks in J&K ahead of polls, sarpanch, two others killed 22-04-2014 10:25 AM

    Tral/Pulwama: Just two days before polls in Jammu and Kashmir, unidentified gunmen shot dead a sarpanch, his son and a nambardar in two separate attacks in the Tral area of Pulwama district on Monday. Suspected terrorists barged into the house of a Congress affiliated sarpanch, Ghulam Nabi Mir and killed...
  • J&K: Normal life paralysed as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike 21-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Normal life in Kashmir Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts...
  • Emissary row: Saraf says he did not carry any message from BJP 20-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Srinagar: Sanjay Saraf, who belongs to a party which is part of the NDA, on Sunday confirmed that he had met Syed Ali Shah Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from Narendra Modi to the hardline Hurriyat leader. Lok Janshakti Party National Youth President Saraf said...
  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi 19-04-2014 10:50 PM

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 07:01 PM

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in...
  • 17 persons belonging to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir detained 19-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said on Saturday. Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here on Friday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu...
  • Reports of Modi sending emissaries to Geelani is baseless: Rajanth 19-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajanth Singh said the report of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sending emissaries to hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani is baseless. Rajanth said, "I have spoken to Narendra Modi. The news of sending emissaries is absolutely baseless." ...
  • Geelani's allegations against Narendra Modi baseless, claims BJP 19-04-2014 02:32 PM

    While hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani has claimed that he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a bunch of...
  • BJP rubbishes Geelani's claims, Congress seeks Modi's clarification on Kashmir 19-04-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Soon after hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a...
  • Full text: BJP statement on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claims 19-04-2014 10:49 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied claims that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani seeking his help in solving the Kashmir issue. Rejecting the claims by Geelani as "mischievous" and without any basis, the party said in a statement...
  • Separatist leader Geelani claims Modi sought his help on Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: Did Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi send emissaries to meet hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani? Geelani has claimed that last month, two Kashmiri Pandits approached him on Modi's behalf seeking help in working out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Geelani said that...
  • Sarpanch gunned down by terrorists in J&K ahead of phase 3 of polls 18-04-2014 08:47 AM

    Srinagar: In yet another attack on village heads in Jammu & Kashmir, a Sarpanch has been shot dead by suspected terrorists late on Thursday night. The slain Sarpanch has been identified as 45-year-old Mohammad Amin Pandit. In the past his father too was targeted by the terrorists. While the ruling...
  • Accession of J&K will go if Article 370 is abolished: Farooq 17-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if Article 370 is abolished. "It (accession) will certainly end. There is no doubt in it. Our accession is dependent on Article 370. Article 370 is the bridge...
  • Watch: 103-year-old casts his vote 17-04-2014 04:38 PM

    103-year-old voter, Masu Ram from Heeranagar, Jammu, tells us why we should exercise our franchise. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Udhampur constituency in J&K records over 69 pc polling 17-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Jammu: Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is contesting today recorded over 69 per cent polling. Azad is in a direct contest with BJP's Jitender Singh. "As much as 69.08 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. It is likely to increase,"...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe 14-04-2014 08:24 PM

    The former coal secretary, PC Parakh, has now demanded that the Prime Minister's role be probed by the CBI. He claimed that the PM's authority was undermined and he allowed it to happen. In his tell-all book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths', to be released on Tuesday, Parakh...
  • J&K: Encounter in Soura ends, 2 terrorists killed 14-04-2014 08:58 AM

    Srinagar: Operations in Jammu and Kashmir to flush out two terrorists who were holed up in the Soura locality of Srinagar has ended. The terrorists have been killed, while two policemen have suffered injuries. The slain terrorists have been identified as Abu Huzaifa anf Chhota Hafiz of Lashkar-e-Taiba, both Pakistanis....
  • Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer, says Kalam 13-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Srinagar: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was a need to have convergence of various technologies to fight such diseases. "There has been a rise in cases of cancer in Kashmir and it...
  • J&K: Terrorists strike NC leader's house, 4 including attackers killed 13-04-2014 03:16 PM

    Srinagar: A National Conference Youth wing leader's house in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama was attacked by terrorists on Sunday afternoon in which two policemen were killed. The two militants who opened fire at the house of the political leader were gunned down by police in an encounter that followed. The...
  • EC rejects AAP's complaint, clears Farooq Abdullah's nomination 10-04-2014 11:20 PM

    Srinagar: Nomination papers of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, caught in an age controversy, was cleared by the election authorities which rejected a complaint by AAP accusing him of submitting incorrect age. Abdullah had in 2008 assembly polls mentioned his age as 66 in his nomination papers and now six years...
  • Nawaz Sharif meets China's PM Li Keqiang 10-04-2014 07:54 PM

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest. Sharif met Li on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan province. Pakistan Premier arrived in China on Wednesday, his second visit after...