Detained leaders will be released but no time-frame: Home min to parl panel

New Delhi: Top Union Home ministry officials on Friday conveyed to a parliamentary panel that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is getting normal and detained political leaders, including former chief ministers, will be released but gave no time-frame for it, sources said. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Additional Secretary in the Home […]

US Congressional commission holds hearing on Kashmir

Washington: A US Congressional Commission’s hearing on human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir nearly fizzled out as only four of the 84 members of the panel turned up for the hearing, the second such meeting by an American panel after India abrogated Article 370 to revoke the special status of that state. Republicans refused […]

Govt sets up panel for division of assets, liabilities between J&K, Ladakh

New Delhi: The Centre has constituted a three-member committee for division of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories, which came into existence on October 31. This was conveyed to members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs by senior officials led by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla. […]

Hand over wanted Indians living in Pakistan if serious about better ties with India: Jaishankar

Says situation in Kashmir normal

London: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the relationship with Pakistan remains “difficult” because it openly practices terrorism against India, and if Islamabad is serious to cooperate with New Delhi, it should hand over the Indians wanted for terrorist activities living in Pakistan. In a wide-ranging interview with French daily Le Monde, the minister said […]

Give 10-day notice to Shehla Rashid before arresting her: Court tells police

Give 10-day notice to Shehla Rashid before arresting her: Court tells police

NEW DELHI: A court Friday directed Delhi Police to give 10-day pre-arrest notice to Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement leader Shehla Rashid, booked for sedition over her controversial tweets on Kashmir, in case the need arises to arrest her. The court passed the order while disposing of her anticipatory bail application, after the investigating officer […]

Play to retell story of Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoun

NEW DELHI: The story of 16th century Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoun will be the central theme of “Zoon Noor Kashmir Ka”, Aadyam’s closing play for its fifth edition. Written and directed by playwright Purva Naresh, the Hindi musical revolving around the life of Khatoun, the “nightingale of Kashmir”, will be staged here at Kamani auditorium […]

Poll process in J&K to begin ‘soon’, says Murmu

Jammu: Hinting at holding Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir in the near future, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday said the election process will begin soon. “Election will come. It is a Union territory with a legislature, it will not continue like this (LG’s rule),” he said, while addressing a function of […]

Abrogation of Article 370: SC refuses to pass any interim direction

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass any interim order on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the government of India’s decision to abrogate the provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V […]

Markets open for longer hours in Srinagar

Srinagar: Signs of normalcy were visible in Srinagar as most modes of public transport have started plying, while markets at some places remained open for longer hours, officials said on Thursday. The intra-district connectivity in Srinagar has been restored as cabs have started plying in several areas of the city, the officials said. There are […]