‘Fullest’ support from US on Kashmir issue: Shringla

Washington: Noting that India has received the “fullest” support from USA on Kashmir, Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that New Delhi is happy that the Trump administration has taken a “very very understanding view” on the issue. Shringla made the remarks during a programme to celebrate Diwali at his residence on […]

UN chief appeals to India, Pak to deal with Kashmir issue through dialogue

UNITED NATIONS: As Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into two union territories, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reiterated his appeal that India and Pakistan deal with the Kashmir issue through dialogue and ensure full respect for human rights. Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday transitioned from a state into union territories of Jammu and […]

Prez rule revoked in J&K

New Delhi: The President’s rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was on Thursday revoked following bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories. The two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh come into existence on Thursday after the government of India on August 5 decided to abrogate the special status given to Jammu […]

R K Mathur sworn in as Ladakh LG

Leh: Former defence secretary R K Mathur was on Thursday sworn-in as the first Lt Governor of strategically located Union Territory of Ladakh, which came into existence after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. Mathur, who will be turning 66 later this month, was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Jammu and […]

As JK splits into UTs, shutdown in Kashmir continues

Srinagar: Kashmir observed a shutdown on Thursday, for 88th day, as two union territories carved out of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir came into existence, with some valley residents accusing the government of robbing them of their special status and identity. While the National Conference termed the move as “unconstitutional”, the BJP welcomed […]

Modi dedicates decision to scrap Art 370 to Sardar Patel

Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid glowing tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying he dedicates the decision to abrogate Article 370 “at the feet” of the country’s first home minister. Centuries ago India was united by Chanakya, and after that Sardar Patel achieved the same feat by merging princely states with the […]

Four killed in accident at Jajjar Kotli

Jammu: Four people were killed and six others were injured when an SUV hit a divider and overturned on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Jammu district on Thursday morning, police officials said. The vehicle was carrying ten persons, mostly labourers from Bihar, to Jammu when the accident took place at Jajjar Kotli around 4 am, […]

Formation of J&K and Ladakh UTs ‘unlawful, void’: China

Beijing: China on Thursday objected to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories as “unlawful and void”, saying India’s decision to “include” some of China’s territory into its administrative jurisdiction “challenged” Beijing’s sovereignty. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on Thursday into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — in […]

Changes to J&K illegal and void: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected as “illegal and void” the formal bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and said the purpose of these “unilateral changes” is to alter its demographic structure. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on Thursday into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — in accordance with […]

Internal affair says India

New Delhi: India on Thursday hit back at China after it objected to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories as “unlawful and void”. In a strongly-worded reaction to Bejing’s criticism, the External Affairs Ministry raised the issue of China’s “continued occupation” of a “large tract” of area in the Union Territories […]