KASHMIR

  • No proposal for township for Kashmiri Pandits under consideration: Government 10 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: No plan for creation of exclusive zones for Kashmiri pandits is under consideration, the government informed the Lok Sabha putting to rest controversy revolving separate township for the displaced community. Replying to a question put forward by nine MPs whether there is any proposal to create separate zones for...
  • Sayeed promises good governance in J&K; appeals people to be patient Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday appealed the people of the state to be patient with the PDP-BJP coalition government, saying it would take time to put the system back on track. "The coalition government has just completed two months but some people feel it has...
  • As per 140-year-old Darbar rule, government offices in Jammu shut, to function from Srinagar Yesterday

    Srinagar: As part of the pre-independence biannual Darbar Move practice, Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday started functioning from here after shifting from the winter capital Jammu. Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat and other offices, which had closed in Jammu on April 24, were opened here as per the darbar move, a...
  • J&K: Congress workers protest, observe black day against the ruling of BJP-PDP government Yesterday

    Srinagar: Congress workers on Tuesday protested on the streets of Srinagar and observed a black Day against the ruling of BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir. MLA Engineer Rashid has been taken into custody by police. Rashid and other protesters were protesting outside the state secretariat against the state's new recruitment...
  • J&K: Man shot dead by terrorists in Hazratbal 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists on Monday shot dead a person inside his house in Hazratbal area on the outskirts of Srinagar, police said. Abdul Ahad Dar, a resident of Astan Mohalla locality of Hazratbal, was shot by two unidentified gunmen inside his house, the police said. Dar, who was working in the Mechanical...
  • No problems faced while shooting 'Haider' in Kashmir: Vishal Bhardwaj 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', which faced protests while it was being filmed in Kashmir, walked away with five National Film Awards this year. Humbled by the recognition, the filmmaker says he has already forgotten about all the obstacles, and terms shooting in Kashmir a "lovely experience". The Shahid Kapoor-starrer 'Haider' is...
  • Waiving of Pakistan flags is not criminal offence: Hurriyat 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference on Sunday claimed that waving Pakistani flags did not constitute a criminal offence and termed as "sheer frustration" Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement about taking action over the incident. "According to ruling of the state High Court passed in 1983, waving Pakistani flag does not fall...
  • Cow issued admit card by J&K authorities to write exam 3 days ago

    Srinagar: A cow, brown indeed, has got an admit card issued by authorities on her name to write a professional entrance examination next week and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is keen on seeing her appear in the paper. In a strange turn of events, the admit card...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed warns of action against those waving Pakistani flags 4 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday assured action after Pakistani flags were once again waved at Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's rally on Friday. He said such action will not be tolerated. "We will take strict action against whosoever is found guilty. Law will take...
  • J&K government will take action against waving of Pakistani flags: Jitendra Singh 4 days ago

    Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday condemned the waving of Pakistani flags at Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's rally and said he was confident that the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government would rise to the occasion and take steps to ensure such incidents do not recur. "We (BJP and...
  • Will not allow separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits: NC 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Saturday said they will not let Jammu and Kashmir government to set up separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits but would strive for return of the minority community to their native places in the Valley. "We are against separate clusters for Kashmiri Pandits. We welcome them (to...
  • J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to visit Gujarat to promote tourism 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed visit the city on Saturday to promote tourism industry of his state, said an official statement. "Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will visit the city tomorrow to promote the tourism in Jammu and Kashmir," a statement of Jammu and Kashmir tourism department...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits hit out at Pakistan and separatists 4 days ago

    Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits (KP) on Friday hit out at Pakistan over its objection to settlement of the community in Kashmir, saying it has no locus-standi to dictate terms to India. The KPs also said that if separatists and mainstream political leaders of Kashmir decide when and how KPs settle, the Pandit...
  • BJP launches mass-contact drive in Kashmir Valley 4 days ago

    Srinagar: In its attempt to make inroads in Kashmir Valley, BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday launched a week-long mass-contact programme from Anantnag district, for the first time since joining the PDP-led government. To connect with the people and grass-root level workers, 'Maha Sampark' programme was launched on Friday...
  • Kashmiri Pandits, Muslims, Sikhs all part of J&K's demography: Central government 5 days ago

    Slamming Pakistan for criticising the idea to resettle Kashmiri Pandits and other religious minorities in colonies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Pakistan should not interfere in India's internal matters. In a forceful assertion, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Kashmiri Pandits along with Muslims...
  • Pakistan says Hindu settlements in Kashmir violate UN resolutions 5 days ago

    Islamabad: An Indian plan to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in new townships in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, a Pakistani government spokeswoman said on Thursday. The divided Himalayan region is claimed by both Hindu-majority India and Islamic Pakistan and the...
  • Pakistan bid to fuel separatism in Kashmir keeps border hot: BSF 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan's "implicit bid" to fuel separatism in Kashmir is keeping the India's border with the neighbouring country "alive and dangerous", the top commander of Border Security Force (BSF) said in New Delhi on Thursday. "Pakistan's strategy of waging proxy wars, neighbouring areas flourishing as markets for arms and drugs,...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway opens one way for Darbar move April 27, 2015

    Jammu: One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Monday after the overnight rain and thunderstorm hit portions of the over 300-km road to facilitate Darbar move. "To facilitate the shifting of office records and staff to the Kashmir Valley after the Darbar closed in Jammu, traffic was allowed from...
  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts April 26, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 24, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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? April 21, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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...