US Senator calls for de-escalation of tensions between India, Pak

US Senator calls for de-escalation of tensions between India, Pak

Washington:  Fresh from her visit to Pakistan-administered Kashmir, an American Senator has called for finding ways to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan. New England Senator Maggie Hasan said this in a tweet on Thursday night. Hasan, who is currently on a visit to the region, is now headed to India after travelling to Afghanistan […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslide

Jammu: Over 1,300 vehicles were left stranded as the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic since last night due to a landslide in Ramban district, officials said on Friday. The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was closed by a landslide triggered during widening of the road […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Islamabad:  Pakistan on Friday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to protest over the alleged “unprecedented escalation” of ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) that it said killed a boy and injured 16 other civilians. The Pakistan Foreign Office said that Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad […]

Labour Party’s Kashmir resolution could be misinterpreted as hostile to India: Corbyn

LONDON: Britain’s Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that some of the language in a Kashmir resolution passed by his party have the scope of being “misinterpreted as hostile to India” even as he stood by the emergency motion against the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. The UK Opposition Leader was […]

Advisory lifted but tourism stakeholders unimpressed

‘Not enough to woo tourists amid communications ban’

Srinagar: (PTI) Tourism stakeholders in Kashmir are not upbeat about the revival of the sector even after the state government withdrew its security advisory of August 2 which had asked tourists in the Valley to leave. In that advisory issued days before the GoI announced abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu […]

Two killed as vehicle rolls down into gorge

Banihal (Ramban): Two persons were killed when a vehicle skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar Highway and rolled down into gorge in Ramban district on Thursday, officials said. The vehicle carrying poultry from Punjab to Kashmir rolled down into a 1000-meter deep gorge near Digdool, they said. Press Trust of Indiakashmirreader.com

Cong to boycott BDC polls in J&K

GA Mir cites detention of its leaders among other reasons for the decision

Cong to boycott BDC polls in J&K

Jammu:  In a U-turn, the Congress on Wednesday announced it will boycott the upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir, days after saying it will not take part in the October 24 election. The opposition party cited the “indifferent” attitude of the state administration and the continued detention of its senior leaders […]

Colleges reopen but students stay away

Colleges reopen but students stay away

Srinagar:  The efforts of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to reopen colleges in the Valley on Wednesday failed as students did not turn up for their classes. The Kashmir valley has been witnessing continuous shutdown since August 5 when the GoI revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union […]

Those who want to misuse Ladakh resources not welcome: Namgyal

Pune: Ladakh BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on Wednesday said several people wanted to visit the region to explore business opportunities but only those who are genuinely interested in tapping its resources, and not misusing them, can be welcomed. Speaking at an event here in Maharashtra, Namgyal said those people who wanted to use the […]