China blames Indian troops for Pangong Lake incident in Ladakh

China blames Indian troops for Pangong Lake incident in Ladakh

BEIJING: China on Monday blamed Indian soldiers for “violent action” against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards had foiled an attempt by the Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, resulting […]

Special session on Article 35A crucial: Opposition

Special session on Article 35A crucial: Opposition

Srinagar: CPI(M) leader MY Tarigami and Independent MLA Hakim Yaseen on Sunday demanded a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to discuss the protection of Article 35A. “It is imperative to call a special session of the state legislature to discuss crucial issue of Article 35A without any delay, so that a strong response […]

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that security forces had established dominance over terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was firm that armed militancy must end in the border state. He said the Kashmir issue had become complicated because of cross-border support to terrorists and also because of local groups. […]

Stone-pelting has declined due to NIA: Rajnath

Stone-pelting has declined due to NIA: Rajnath

Lucknow: Incidents of stone-pelting have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. He said incidents of naxalism, terrorism and extremism have also seen a downward trend in the last three years. “You have seen role of the NIA in Jammu […]

President Kovind to visit Leh today

President Kovind to visit Leh today

Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive in the border town of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday for his first official visit outside Delhi since taking oath of office. He will present the President’s Colours to the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and the five battalions of the regiment, defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia […]

Aslam Wani sent to jail till Aug 31

Aslam Wani sent to jail till Aug 31

New Delhi: Alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with a decade-old money laundering case involving Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, was sent to judicial custody by a Delhi court on Sunday. Duty Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur allowed the plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after advocate NK Matta, appearing for the investigating agency, submitted […]

Floral tile from Kashmir among 24 antiques brought back

Floral tile from Kashmir among 24 antiques brought back

Srinagar: A metal statue of Sri Devi from the Chola period and a terracota female figure dating back to the Mauryan era are among the 24 antiquities the Modi government has brought home from abroad since 2014 when it came to power. Of the 24, including a statue of Bahubali and a Nataraja, 16 were […]

Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians in 5 years

Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians in 5 years

Islamabad: Pakistan has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. “From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement yesterday. The statement was issued in response to a […]

100 ‘open-sky’ schools in Jammu to get buildings

100 ‘open-sky’ schools in Jammu to get buildings

Jammu: Nearly 100 open-sky schools in Jammu district, which often face closure due to bad weather, will get buildings by the end of 2017. The project has been taken up under the Jammu and Kashmir Government’s ‘TAMIER’ project, an official said on Sunday. Sub-divisional magistrates have been assigned the job of supervising the construction of […]

HC for speedy decision to regularise Kashmiri migrant teachers

HC for speedy decision to regularise Kashmiri migrant teachers

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government to take an expeditious decision on regularising Kashmiri migrant teachers who had fled their state in the wake of disturbances and were working in government and municipal schools here on contractual basis for about 13 years. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa […]