Sangh’s venomous statements could have ruinous consequences for India: Mufti

Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday said the “venomous statements” by some BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders were loaded with “communal intrigue” and could have “ruinous” consequences for India. “The utterances by some BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders have to be viewed more seriously than mere police cases or violation of the Model Code […]

Protests, shutdown in Sopore, Shopian over arrests

Srinagar: Amid a shutdown , people took to streets and staged demonstrations against the arrest of youth during nocturnal raids in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Tuesday. Reports said that over a dozen youth were arrested by police in Armpora, Batpora and other areas for their alleged involvement in stone pelting incidents. Amid […]

Modi denies sending emissary to Geelani

New Delhi: Narendra Modi on Tuesday denied sending any emissary to meet Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani and said he was surprised over media reports in this regard. “I am surprised. Where did it come from?… I do not even know their names…Now it seems it has been clarified by the persons concerned […]

BJP rakes up Article 370 again

BJP rakes up Article 370 again

New Delhi: Those opposing abrogation of Article 370 should spell out how it has benefited Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh has said while favouring a debate on the constitutional provision that grants special status to the state. “Our stand is that because of this (Article 370), Jammu and Kashmir has not […]

Advani’s website hacked, ‘free Kashmir’ messages posted

New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader L K Advani was hacked Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of “free-Kashmir” on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote “Pakistan Zindabad” messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in Kashmir. The hacking comes close […]

Abdullah slams BJP leader’s Pakistan remarks

Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Monday lashed out at Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his ‘back Narendra Modi or go to Pakistan’ remark, saying such “dirty mindset” led to the partition of the country in the past. “This thinking created Pakistan and I think they want to create a new Pakistan now. If […]

Will go to Pakistan, but won’t stop opposing Modi: Omar

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he will not stop opposing BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate in spite of party’s leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh asking Narendra Modi’s opponents to go to Pakistan. “Today we are getting threat after threat. Thanks to Allah, we have Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service. So, I would not need to go […]

Sitting MP Beg looks to break Mehbooba’s streak

Sitting MP Beg looks to break Mehbooba’s streak

Sheikh Suhail Anantnag: Heirs of three prominent state leaders are among those in the race in this Lok Sabha seat with the main challenge for sitting National Conference (NC) MP Mirza Mehboob Beg set to come from PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who has never lost an election in south Kashmir. The 55-year-old Mehbooba is daughter […]

16 candidates in fray from Baramullla

Baramulla: 16 candidates have been left in fray from the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency after the nomination papers of an independent candidate were rejected during scrutiny while another withdrew his candidature. The nomination papers of independent candidate Ulfat Sabba Ahmad were rejected over incomplete documents while as another independent candidate Mohammad Abbas withdrew his candidature.

Nagma gives Bharat Ratna to Geelani!

Rampur: Cine star-turned-Congress hopeful from Meerut, Nagma, put herself in a spot after she confused late shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan with Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, saying the Kashmiri pro-freedom leader is a ‘Bharat Ratna’. Nagma made the gaffe during a poll rally for Congress candidate Kazim Ali Khan, the titular Nawab of […]