Army briefs governor on border situation

Army briefs governor on border situation

Srinagar: N N Vohra today visited the Army’s 14 Corps headquarters in Leh region of the state where and took stock of the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China and the LoC with Pakistan. “Lt. Gen. P J S Pannu briefed the governor about the overall situation along the Line of […]

On Modi and his Goli, Gali Statement: Action(s) Undercut Words

On Modi and his Goli, Gali Statement: Action(s) Undercut Words

The Prime Minister of India, in a statement, on India’s Independence day, asserted “ neither bullets(Goli) nor abuse(s)(Gali) will solve the Kashmir issue. Love will”. These sweet sounding words lend themselves to the suggestion that India is on a course correction and review toward Kashmir and Pakistan. And that diplomacy complemented by dialogue would be […]

Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pak HC in New Delhi

Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pak HC in New Delhi

New Delhi: Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate Sohail Mahmood has arrived in India. “He has taken charge at the High Commission here. He arrived in Delhi early on Wednesday morning,” an official spokesperson of the High Commission said. Mahmood is likely to present his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind soon. One of the senior-most officers of […]

Hurriyat condemns NIA ‘harassment’

Hurriyat condemns NIA ‘harassment’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the “arbitrary and coercive” act of raiding the house of Huriyat leader, Adv Mohamad Shafi Reshi, and some members of business community by the NIA. In a statement in Srinagar, Hurriyat Conference said, “It is folly being played by authorities to harass and scare the resistance leadership from representing […]

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Pulwama: District commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Ayub Lelhari, was killed Wednesday evening in an ambush laid by government forces, here in Banderpora area of Pulwama district. A policeman of the special operations group (SOG) was also injured in gunfire and is being treated at the Air Force base in Koil. Director General of Police […]

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

Srinagar: After grilling seven Hurriyat Conference leaders in New Delhi, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) returned to Srinagar and raided at least 12 new locations in Kashmir on Wednesday. The raids were conducted in Srinagar, Kupwara and Pulwama districts. They began in the morning. Sources said that a team of NIA sleuths raided […]

Bar protests

Bar protests

Srinagar: Alleging that the NIA raided the house of Advocate Mohammad Shafi Reshi to “torture, humiliate and pressurise him and to force him to give up his support to the freedom struggle”, the Kashmir Bar Association on Wednesday held protests against the fresh NIA raids at 12 locations in the valley. To show their solidarity […]

Modi’s statement on Kashmir very good: Yashwant Sinha

Modi’s statement on Kashmir very good: Yashwant Sinha

Srinagar: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has termed the recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Kashmir as a positive step towards dialogue. “We presented a report to the Union government in which we said that dialogue was the only way forward to solve Kashmir,” Sinha, who arrived in Srinagar as part of a […]

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as ‘foreign terrorist group’

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as ‘foreign terrorist group’

Washington: The US on Wednesday designated Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a “foreign terrorist organisation”, nearly two months after declaring the group’s Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin as a “global terrorist”. The designation, which slaps a series of US sanctions on the outfit, came against the backdrop of upsurge in the activities of the militant […]

Regional peace linked to resolution of Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Regional peace linked to resolution of Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday said that regional peace and progress was directly linked to the resolution of all outstanding matters, including the “core issue” of Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated at the first National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. During the meeting, the internal and external security […]