GoI ready to talk to Hurriyat if they agree: Rajnath

GoI ready to talk to Hurriyat if they agree: Rajnath

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the Government of India is ready to hold talks with the Hurriyat, but there is no indication as yet from the Hurriyat that it is ready to talk. “If Hurriyat is ready to come to the table for talks, we are ready for it. However, so […]

Mehbooba welcomes statement as positive step

Mehbooba welcomes statement as positive step

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the statement of Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the central government was ready to talk to the Hurriyat Conference if it comes to the table. In a statement, Mehobooba described the statement as a welcome step to initiate dialogue and reconciliation in the state. She said that given the […]

Army kills 5 militants in Tangdar

Army kills 5 militants in Tangdar

Kupwara: The army on Saturday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdar village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district by killing five militants. Local sources said that one more body was found in the area, but officials did not confirm it. Army sources said that the 20 JAT […]

Protest, shutdown in Nowhatta

Protest, shutdown in Nowhatta

SRINAGAR: Shopkeepers in many parts of downtown Srinagar on Saturday closed their shops and held peaceful demonstrations to express their protest and condemnation of the firing of pellets into Jamia Masjid, injuring dozens of civilians on Friday. More than 50 civilians, including some photojournalists, sustained injuries on Friday when government forces used pellets, teargas shells […]

Court seeks status report in Major Gogoi hotel incident

Court seeks status report in Major Gogoi hotel incident

Srinagar: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar on Saturday directed the police to submit a status report on the investigation into the fracas involving army officer Major Leetul Gogoi at a Srinagar hotel on Wednesday. The directions came after an NGO filed an application before the magistrate, seeking directions to the police to furnish the […]

On Hope

On Hope

By Fayaz Ganie Hope, who has not it, who lives without it and who can live without it. None, simply none, one who loses hope loses life and the battle of life. So, in the most desperate of situations it is hope that keeps us going and in the cases of extreme helplessness it is […]

J&K’s Own POCSO Act

J&K’s Own POCSO Act

By Muzamil Bashir The brutal Kathua rape murder was as a catalyst for the need of stringent laws against child offences in the J&K state. The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet recently passed an historic ordinance approving death penalty for child rapists and enhancing the jail term for those convicted of raping girls aged 13 and […]

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