India downplays remarks by UNHCHR

India downplays remarks by UNHCHR

New Delhi: India on Thursday downplayed remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) over denial of permission by Indian government to visit Jammu and Kashmir, saying it has been constructively engaged with the UN body to project a “correct picture” of the state. “Indian Mission in Geneva has been constructively engaged with […]

GoI likely to turn down permission to Amnesty’s South Asian hub

New Delhi: The government of India is unlikely to grant permission to Amnesty International, slapped with charge of sedition for hosting an event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised, for opening a hub in India to look after its operations in South Asia. The authorities have also decided to ask Amnesty India to get itself […]

Amnesty says its employees did not raise anti-India slogans

Amnesty says its employees did not raise anti-India slogans

Bengaluru: Amnesty International’s India chapter on Tuesday said none of its employee had shouted any anti-India slogan at an event on Kashmir in Bangaluru, allegations based on which sedition charges were slapped against the human rights body. Amnesty India said allegations mentioned in a complaint by an ABVP representative against it were “without substance” and […]

ABVP activists stage protests in Bengaluru against Amnesty

ABVP activists stage protests in Bengaluru against Amnesty

Bengaluru/New Delhi: Video footage of an Amnesty event on Kashmir in Bengaluru to identify those who allegedly raised anti-India slogans were being examined by police on Tuesday, even as ABVP activists staged protests in Bengaluru, a day after the NGO was booked on sedition charge. The ABVP activists, who clashed with police, protested against the […]

Jaitley may skip SAARC meet, PM to take final call

Jaitley may skip SAARC meet, PM to take final call

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may skip a regional summit of SAARC Finance Ministers in Islamabad next week. News agency ANI reported that instead of Jaitley, economic affairs secretary, Shaktikanta Das, would represent India, quoting government sources. But later media reports said prime minister, Narendra Modi, would take a final call on the issue. […]

Parrikar lashes out at Pakistan, compares it with hell

Parrikar lashes out at Pakistan, compares it with hell

Rewari (Har): Amid strain in ties with Pakistan, defence minister of India Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday compared the neigbouring country to “hell” and asserted that it should stop human rights violations in Balochistan. Referring to an infiltration bid which was foiled on Monday by the Indian army, he said, “Kal humare jawano ne paanch logon […]

Rajnath reviews security situation in Kashmir, Assam

Rajnath reviews security situation in Kashmir, Assam

New Delhi: Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and is understood to have given instructions to avoid casualties of both civilians and government forces personnel. Singh also took stock of the situation in Assam in the wake of militant attacks. Top security officials including National […]

GSI report shows intrusion by J&K police in Lahaul-Spiti

GSI report shows intrusion by J&K police in Lahaul-Spiti

Shimla: Jammu and Kashmir police had intruded 14 km inside Himachal Pradesh, near Sarchu pass in the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti, the Geological Survey of India (GSI), which is working on demarcation of border between the two states, has found. “The survey conducted by the GSI team has indicated that Jammu and Kashmir […]

Find the root of Kashmir problem: Congress

Find the root of Kashmir problem: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said there was a need to find where the problems in Kashmir started; stressing that it was the only state to collectively reject the two-nation theory in 1947. Leader of  Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is also a former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, also […]

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