Day 91: No let up in shutdown

Day 91: No let up in shutdown

Srinagar: Routine life continues to remain paralyzed for the 91th days in the Kashmir Valley. Public transport remains off the roads, shopkeepers remains shut except for the brief morning hours, and mobile internet and pre paid phones remains suspended. However the weekly flea market in the city was open on Sunday which offers a source […]

Darbar Move: Civil secretariat to reopen in Jammu today

Officers brief Lt Guv Murmu

Darbar Move: Civil secretariat to reopen in Jammu today

Jammu: With the Jammu and Kashmir administration all set to start functioning from here under the bi-annual shifting of the capital known as ‘Darbar Move’, Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu was briefed on Sunday about arrangements for smooth functioning of the move offices and the overall law-and-order situation. The Civil Secretariat and other government offices […]

Deployment of forces reviewed in winter capital

Jammu: Inspector General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh on Sunday reviewed the security situation on the eve of the first ‘Darbar Move’ under which offices including the Civil Secretariat– the seat of Jammu and Kashmir government– will be reopened here. Singh chaired a meeting of Jammu based officers of police, security and traffic, and reviewed […]

‘India eliminated big reason behind terrorism’

Bangkok: India has eliminated a big reason behind sowing of seeds of terrorism and separatism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday, in a clear reference to abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and reorganisation of the state. The prime minister’s remarks on Kashmir at an Indian diaspora meet in this bustling […]

Govt likely to shift jailed politicians from SKICC

Govt likely to shift jailed politicians from SKICC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has begun to search for warm accommodations where pro-India politicians detained at Centaur hotel will be detained during the winter season. The winter chill has already started taking a toll on the health of the 34 detenues — National Conference, PDP and People’s Conference leaders and prominent social activists […]

WhatsApp snooping: ‘Govt involved in surveillance racket’

WhatsApp snooping: ‘Govt involved in surveillance racket’

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday claimed its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had received a message from WhatsApp informing her that her phone was suspected to have been hacked and accused the government of being involved in a “surveillance racket”, but the ruling BJP hit back saying the opposition party was imagining things that don’t […]

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims : Pak PM Imran

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims : Pak PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. The pictures were shared by Khan on his Twitter account ahead of […]

India, Uzbekistan ink pacts on cooperation in security ties

NEW DELHI: India and Uzbekistan have inked three pacts on cooperation in security ties after a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries, the defence ministry said on Sunday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is attending Council of Heads and Governments (CHGs) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as the special envoy of Prime […]

My phone is tapped: Mamata Banerjee blames centre, demands probe

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded a probe by the Centre into the “snooping” on activists, journalists and politicians, alleging that the Union government was “fully aware” of the security breach on messaging platform WhatsApp. Banerjee also reiterated the claim that her phone is being regularly tapped by the central government. […]

Day 90: Restrictions imposed on Friday lifted, traffic improves

Day 90: Restrictions imposed on Friday lifted, traffic improves

Srinagar: Restrictions that were imposed imposed in view of Friday prayers were lifted from all parts of the city on Saturday, but normal life remained affected for 90th day in Kashmir following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370. “There are no restrictions on movement of people in any part of the valley today. Normal […]