Politics over Hari Singh’s birthday gets BJP a heckling

Politics over Hari Singh’s birthday gets BJP a heckling

Srinagar: Members of the Dogra community heckled Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday while he was speaking at a function on the 123rd birth anniversary of former Dogra autocrat Maharaja Hari Singh. The Dogra community had been demanding a state holiday on the birth anniversary and had expected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers, one […]

Everybody wanted a final settlement of Kashmir dispute: Karra

Everybody wanted a final settlement of Kashmir dispute: Karra

Srinagar: Senior J&K Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra said that everybody who met the Manmohan Singh-led Congress group in Srinagar wanted a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute. “The Congress-led Kashmir group met hundreds of civil society members, including the one led by Nayeema Hameed. He also met intellectuals and opinion makers of Kashmir. These […]

Look for solution, not control; Manmohan-led delegation told

Look for solution, not control; Manmohan-led delegation told

Srinagar: Soon after his arrival in Srinagar in the morning, former prime minister Manmohan Singh convened a meeting of the Congress’s state executive committee, which comprised senior PCC functionaries, former ministers, current and former legislators, and senior members of the party in Kashmir region. The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, GA Mir, formally welcomed Manomhan […]

No meeting scheduled with Hurriyat: Azad

No meeting scheduled with Hurriyat: Azad

Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters that former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his team will not hold talks with either of the two Hurriyats (factions of Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq). “I have seen the list of 45 political parties and other groups we […]

Appointment of ‘mission coordinator’ raises eyebrows

Appointment of ‘mission coordinator’ raises eyebrows

Srinagar: The technical education department has appointed Dr Ghulam Nabi (Dr Peer GN Suhail) as ‘Mission Coordinator’, at par with special-scale Kashmir Administrative Service officer, without advertising the post, which has raised questions over the appointment. A top government official, who issued the appointment order in the technical education department, which is the nodal department […]

CM disburses financial aid to pellet gun victims

CM disburses financial aid to pellet gun victims

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday disbursed financial assistance to those who lost their eyesight due to pellet gun injuries during protests in the valley last year. This follows a slew of measures initiated by the chief minister for the rehabilitation of the victims of violence in the state, an official […]

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Jammu: The government is trying to regain the faith of people of Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday and sought support of all political parties and stakeholders to resolve the problems of the state. Singh, on the last of his four-day tour of the state, said the security situation in Kashmir is […]

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

Srinagar: The recent two-day visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Kashmir apparently signals a softening of the position of Government of India (GO) with respect to talks with the Hurriyat and on the issue of Article 35A. Until Rajnath’s statement on Monday, the GOI had given no assurances to the J&K government that it […]

Alliance with BJP destroyed PDP: Rahul

Alliance with BJP destroyed PDP: Rahul

Washington: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “massively opening up” space for militants in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to an increase in violence. Addressing students at the University of California in Berkeley, Gandhi said the decision by Modi to have a political tie-up with the Peoples Democratic Party […]

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