Party legislators tell Manmohan & team to open dialogue with all ‘stakeholders’

Party legislators tell Manmohan & team to open dialogue with all ‘stakeholders’

Srinagar: The Congress’s legislators in J&K told the Manmohan Singh-led Congress team that came on a 2-day visit to Kashmir to open dialogue with all “stakeholders” on priority basis. Congress state vice-president GN Monga told Kashmir Reader that from early in the morning, the Manmohan-led team began meeting party legislators at the Hari Niwas. Another […]

The clock is ticking for Masood Azhar: India’s envoy to UN

The clock is ticking for Masood Azhar: India’s envoy to UN

New York: India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, said here at a news conference that he hoped the UN would soon designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist, and that New Delhi will not sit idle till Masood Azhar is brought to justice for his crimes against India. The Indian government has […]

Geelani writes to UN ahead of General Assembly session

Geelani writes to UN ahead of General Assembly session

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has written a letter to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General seeking resolution of Kashmir. The General Assembly (GA) session of UN is starting soon. Geelani stressed that the “volatile situation” prevailing in Kashmir needed a proactive approach by UNO “to avert any possible nuclear collusion between the […]

Pak shells border outposts, woman killed

Pak shells border outposts, woman killed

Jammu: A woman was killed and five other civilians injured as Pakistani troops shelled border out posts along the International Border in Jammu district, a police officer said today. This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in as many days. Pakistani Rangers used heavy mortars and targeted dozens of BoPs and scores of villages […]

AHGAM GUN-BATTLE: Scene of conflict’s deadliest encounter devastated Ahgam village still waits for aid

AHGAM GUN-BATTLE: Scene of conflict’s deadliest encounter devastated Ahgam village still waits for aid

Ahgam(shopian): Nearly 20 years after the fateful day of April 14, 1998, Ahgam village of district Shopian still bears the pain of the bloody gun-battle government forces waged here that took the lives of at least seven militants and several troopers, including three commanders, and destroy ed almost everything the village possessed, including 52 cattle […]

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 […]

Two militants killed in Machil: Army

Two militants killed in Machil: Army

Srinagar: The arrmy on Saturday claimed to have killed two militants in Machil village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district along the Line of Control. An army statement said the militants were killed in an infiltration bid and two weapons were recovered from them. As Machil village lies along the border, nothing could be ascertained independently. […]

‘Myth’ broken, says Bar prez after clearing NIA test

‘Myth’ broken, says Bar prez after clearing NIA test

Srinagar: Returning triumphant from Delhi where he went to answer questioning by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, on Saturday said that a “myth” was broken that the Kashmir struggle was “because of money”. Mian Qayoom, 67, was questioned by the NIA officials for the fourth […]