Mehbooba meets Rajnath, intends to discuss 35A with Modi

Mehbooba meets Rajnath, intends to discuss 35A with Modi

Srinagar: After meeting Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti flew to New Delhi on Thursday to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to apprise him of the concerns of opposition parties and of her own party on the status of Article 35A of India’s Constitution. “She (Mehbooba) is in Delhi,” Information Minister Zulfiqar […]

Brouhaha grows over 35A: Opposition warns Mehbooba of ‘serious consequences’

Brouhaha grows over 35A: Opposition warns Mehbooba of ‘serious consequences’

Srinagar: A day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on her political rival National Conference president Farooq Abdullah to discuss strategy to protect Article 35A, members of opposition parties visited her at her Gupkar residence on Wednesday to warn of serious consequences if Article 35A was removed from the Indian Constitution. “We told the chief […]

Article 35A is illegal: BJP leader

Article 35A is illegal: BJP leader

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janta Party leader and Member of Legislative Council Ramesh Arora said on Wednesday that the legality of Article 35A is questionable. “In 1954 the President made an amendment in the Constitution by inserting Article35 A without following the due course of law,” Arora said. “Its legality is questionable because the amendment should have […]

Mehbooba meets Farooq to build defence of Article 35A

Mehbooba meets Farooq to build defence of Article 35A

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday met National Conference President Farooq Abdullah at his Gupkar residence to discuss ways to protect Article 35A of the Indian Constitution. NC insiders said that Abdullah told the chief minister to consult other like-minded parties to collectively resist efforts to strike down Article 35A. The meeting holds significance […]

Mehbooba’s defence of LoC trade prompted by NIA proposal to scrap it?

Mehbooba’s defence of LoC trade prompted by NIA proposal to scrap it?

Srinagar: What is impelling Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to suddenly speak in defence of trade across the Line-of-Control (LoC) and to assert that the government will resist any move to close business links between the two Kashmirs? According to sources in the government, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is currently investigating hawala funding into […]

Neither tooth nor nail in NC’s fight against GST

Neither tooth nor nail in NC’s fight against GST

Srinagar: Empty threat is what the National Conference was making when it said it would take to the streets if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented in the state. The principal opposition party seems to have forgotten both its concerns about the GST and its talk of mounting pressure on the government against […]

From the shadow of Abu Qasim to the leader of Lashkar

From the shadow of Abu Qasim to the leader of Lashkar

Srinagar: The bespectacled man in blue T-shirt and loose trousers looked more a studious college student than a daredevil militant who escaped unhurt a dozen cordons before he was finally killed on August 1 in Pulwama’s Hakripora village. The picture of Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana that went viral on social media weeks ago did not […]

NIA mulling setting up headquarters in Jammu

NIA mulling setting up headquarters in Jammu

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is planning to open a full-fledged office in Jammu and Kashmir to keep an eye on “militant activities in Kashmir”, a senior government official said. “The government has expanded the activities of the NIA as it plans to open more offices in north India. “In north India, the two […]