KASHMIR

  • Baby Twisha needs help, millions devastated in J&K: Can we show more concern? 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries but...
  • BJP holds medical camps in flood-affected Kashmir Valley 22 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A large number of flood-affected people in Kashmir have been provided medical facilities at camps organised by the medical cell of the BJP, the party said in a statement. The medical camps were organised over the last month since floods hit the Valley and health facilities were provided...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha Yesterday

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah lauds youngsters, forces for their flood relief efforts Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lauded the youth of the Valley and various forces for their efforts and hard-work in saving many lives during the floods last month. "We perhaps do not know your (youth) names and would not ever, but we salute your efforts and hard...
  • BJP delaying relief to flood-hit J&K for electoral gain, says Geelani Yesterday

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday accused BJP of using the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as a delaying tactic for providing relief to the flood-affected state for electoral gains. "Instead of addressing the problems of the people,...
  • PDP welcomes PM's decision to spend Diwali with flood victims Yesterday

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday termed as "good gesture" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to spend Diwali with flood-affected people of Kashmir but said it would have been thoughtful of him to spend Eid. "It is a good gesture," Chief Spokesman of the PDP Naeem Akhtar said...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Flood victims pin hope on PM's visit Yesterday

    Srinagar: Thousands of people rendered homeless by the deluge in Jammu and Kashmir last month are pinning their hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to the Valley, expecting him to announce a substantial package that can help them rebuild their homes before the onset of winter. "We are...
  • PM Modi to spend Diwali with flood-hit people in Kashmir Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kashmir on Diwali and spend time with flood-hit people there. He made the announcement himself on his twitter account. "Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October & will spend the day with our sisters & brothers affected...
  • None involved in ISIS flag waving linked with militancy: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said none of the persons involved in waving of ISIS flags in the city had any links to militancy. "Police has conducted an inquiry into it and most of the people who have been found to be waving (ISIS) flags...
  • BJP's win in Haryana, Maharashtra will affect J&K assembly polls: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected. "While obviously, the BJP will have some effect in Jammu...
  • J&K: Villagers along Indo-Pak border dig bunkers to protect themselves Yesterday

    Srinagar: With firing from the Pakistan side showing no signs to end, the villagers living along the border have resorted to digging bunkers to protect themselves. Abdulliah, one of the villages near the India-Pakistan border has been in the line of fire. The village has been the target of continuous firing...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto raises Kashmir issue again, says will take it back from India 2 days ago

    Karachi: In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. "When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally on Sunday. "We will...
  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP 3 days ago

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • Indo-Pak peace should not be held hostage by Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be held hostage by the Kashmir issue. Referring to his recent statements on Kashmir, Bilawal, 26, said that people in India should not misunderstand him over his remarks on Kashmir. "Please don't...
  • EC to hold further consultations to decide poll timing in J&K 4 days ago

    Srinagar: After holding day-long discussions with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission on Saturday said that it will hold further consultations in Delhi on timing of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state. It, however, made it clear that relief and rehabilitation work will not be affected in case...
  • 'Hum Hain Umeed-e-Kashmir' concert: Live tweets 4 days ago

    In an attempt to support who suffered personal and financial loss in the recent floods in Kashmir, Bollywood stars have come down to Delhi today. Several popular stars, who've entertained us with their acting prowess, are in the Capital to be part of the concert Hum Hain Ummed-e-Kashmir. Divya Pal of...
  • EC team to meet parties to decide on J&K polls today 4 days ago

    Srinagar: An Election Commission team is in Srinagar on Saturday to decide on the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Commission members will meet stakeholders ahead of the polls in the state. The ruling National Conference has said that polls should be deferred till next year in light of the...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Poonch 4 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Indian Army posts in Poonch's Hamirpur sector. The firing occurred on Friday night from 9 PM to 10 PM. No casualties have been reported so far. Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing on forward posts along the LoC and...
  • J&K: LeT terrorist arrested from Pulwama 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Security forces on Friday arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist from south Kashmir's Pulwama district. "Arif Magray alias Sujjee was arrested during an anti-militancy operation from Pulwama district," a police spokesman said. He said Magray was working with LeT and involved in several attacks on civilians and security force personnel. ...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Five weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, residents of Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar are still trying to wade through the destruction and to salvage their belongings. Over 250 people lost their lives and many were injured when the floods ravaged the state. One Sartaj Madni and his friends were...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Hamirpur 5 days ago

    Hamirpur: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again, along the Line of Control in Hamirpur sector in the Rajouri district. Pakistani forces fired at Indian Army posts late on Thursday night. Small arms firing continued for about 90 minutes. No injuries have been reported so far. Earlier on Saturday, Pakistani...
  • J&K floods: Cheer amidst gloom as kidnapped 6-year-old Mumbai girl gets reunited with family 5 days ago

    Srinagar: It has been five weeks since floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir killing over 250 people and leaving behind a trail of damage and devastation. But amidst all the gloom, there was a glimmer of cheer as a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Mumbai has now been reunited with...
  • India cannot carry out surgical strikes inside Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said that India cannot afford to carry out "surgical strikes" inside the country as it is aware of Pakistan's response to any such action. National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz claimed that the current border tension was part of a bigger conspiracy by Indian government to blame...
  • Pakistan needs to 'incite' those fighting in Kashmir against India: Musharraf 6 days ago

    Islamabad: In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to "incite" those "fighting" in Kashmir. "We have source (in Kashmir) besides the (Pakistan) army. People in Kashmir are fighting against (India). We just need to incite...
  • No one can warn India: Rajnath Singh to China 6 days ago

    Manesar (Haryana): With China reacting sharply to government's plans to construct a border road in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sent a strong message, asserting that no one can warn India. "Today, no one can give warning to India. We are a very powerful country," he told reporters on...
  • Arunachal Pradesh, J&K integral parts of India: Sushma Swaraj 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable" parts of India and this has been clearly conveyed to China, including at the highest level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Swaraj, in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran, appreciated his concern over distribution of controversial...
  • Ready to ensure safe environment for Assembly Polls: Army 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said it was ready to ensure a safe environment for conduct of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir whenever the Election Commission of India fixes the dates for the exercise due before the end of 2014. "From the security point of view, we are ready to ensure...
  • J&K: Heavy firing and shelling by Pakistan in Poonch; India retaliates 1 week ago

    Poonch: Heavy firing and shelling was reported from across the border in Shahpur and Kerni area of Poonch sector. Firing commenced at 9am on Wednesday. India also retaliated. Pakistan had violated ceasefire again on Tuesday, after some days of relative calm along the Line of Control. Violation of the ceasefire truce was...
  • The film industry has, without hesitation, tried to help people: Big B urges people to help flood-hit Kashmir 1 week ago

    New Delhi: On behalf of the Indian film fraternity, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Tuesday appealed to all citizens to contribute to the cause of rehabilitating the flood-ravaged Kashmir. Big B is the front-runner of the campaign "Hum Hain...Umeed-e-Kashmir", an initiative of the entertainment industry, led by the Event and Entertainment Management...