Governor expresses grief

Governor expresses grief

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra has expressed grief over the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Paying tribute to the former Prime Minister, with whom he had the privilege of working for seven years, Governor described him as an astute and visionary leader whose thinking was deeply infused by humanism. He recalled Vajpayeeji’s […]

Vajpayee strove for resolution on Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

Vajpayee strove for resolution on Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday described former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a rare leader with “humaneness” who sought a resolution of the issues related to Kashmir. “I am sad to hear about the demise of A B Vajpayee ji. Atalji was indeed a rare Indian leader who had the humaneness to […]

35A arbitrary, contrary to fundamental rights: BJP leader’s petition in Supreme Court

35A arbitrary, contrary to fundamental rights: BJP leader’s petition in Supreme Court

SRINAGAR: Invoking violation of women’s right to equality, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has filed a petition similar to one already filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A that guarantee special rights and privileges to the people and government of Jammu and Kashmir. BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed […]

High Court seeks proposals for Kashmiri children’s welfare

High Court seeks proposals for Kashmiri children’s welfare

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed the central government and state government to place a proposal with regard to extending welfare and skill development programmes to children lodged in child care institutions in Kashmir. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe passed the directions after Amicus […]

4 army men injured in Nowgam gunfight

4 army men injured in Nowgam gunfight

Cross-border firing at night in Tangdar Handwara: At least 4 army men were injured in a gunfight with a group of “infiltrators” in Nowgam sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in police district Handwara on Thursday morning. Official sources said that army’s 8 Bihar regiment posted near Sangam post detected suspicious movement on Thursday […]

Indo-Pak troops exchange fire in Tanghdar

Indo-Pak troops exchange fire in Tanghdar

Srinagar: Pakistani troops opened fire towards Indian posts in Saedapora area along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector late last night, officials said on Thursday. They said the Indian Army retaliated in adequate measure, triggering intermittent exchange of fire between the two sides. The firing stopped at 5.00 am, the officials said, adding there […]

Search operation near LoC in Rajouri

Search operation near LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: A search operation was launched near the Line of Control (LoC) Thursday over reported suspicious movement in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police officials said. The security personnel launched a search operation in a village close to LoC in the Nowshera sector based on reports of suspected movement, they said. The operation […]

1,570,054 pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

1,570,054 pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

Jeddah: The number of Hajj pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Hajj season until the end of Tuesday reached 1,570,054 pilgrims. According to the statistics issued by the General Directorate of Passports, this represents a decrease of 15,183 or about 1 percent, compared to the number of pilgrim arrivals during […]

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