PAN card, land and bank documents no proofs of citizenship: Gauhati HC

PAN card, land and bank documents no proofs of citizenship: Gauhati HC

Guwahati: PAN card, land and bank documents do not prove one’s Indian citizenship, the Gauhati High Court has observed while dismissing a woman’s plea against a tribunal order that rejected her citizenship claim. A division bench comprising justices Manojit Bhuyan and P J Saikia dismissed Jabeda Begum’s plea as the documents submitted by her could […]

Launch pads in PaK full of militants: Lt Gen Dhillon

Srinagar: Militant launch pads in Pakistan-administered Kashmir “are full”, but the Pakistan army’s attempts to infiltrate militants under the cover of ceasefire violations are being responded to in a “hard and punishing” manner, Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon said here on Tuesday. Lt Gen Dhllon has been heading the strategic command of the Kashmir-based […]

J&K grappling with economic, psychological, emotional crisis: Iltija Mufti

New Delhi: In the seven months since the abrogation of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir has grappled with an economic, psychological, and emotional crisis, Iltija Mufti, daughter of incarcerated former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, said on Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference here, she said that Article 370 was Kashmir’s “emotional connect” with the rest […]

CPI(M) slams govt over cases against social media users

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Tuesday slammed the government over FIRs being registered against social media users in Jammu and Kashmir.?The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday registered a case against various people for defying government orders on use of social media.?In a tweet, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said, “Government takes selected foreigners on […]

Delimitation in JK: Soz asks GoI to wait

Srinagar: Former Union minister Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said the Centre should undertake the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir only after the Union Territory elects a legislative assembly to prevent arbitrary distribution of seats. The Congress leader’s remarks came a day after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora named Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as his […]

NIA chargesheets two PaK residents associated with LeT

Jammu: The NIA has chargesheeted two Pakistan-administered -Kashmir (PaK) residents associated with Lashker-e-Taiba who were caught by the Army for allegedly smuggling arms and ammunition into Jammu and Kashmir from the higher reaches of Gulmarg, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed the chargesheet at the designated court here on […]

Pak PM urges UN to honour commitments on Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the UN to fulfil its commitments with the people of Kashmir and help them achieve the right of self-determination as he met the UN chief Antonio Guterres here.?During his meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Khan highlighted the “dire human rights and humanitarian situation” in Jammu and […]

Forest fire triggers mine blasts along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: A forest fire triggered several mine blasts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said. The fire broke out in Balakote sector and spread to various areas, they said. As a result of the fire, several mines exploded, triggering panic among the residents, the officials said. […]

Army defuses three mortar shells

Jammu: Army detected and defused three mortar shells fired by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Tuesday.?The shells had landed in hamlets along the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar on Thursday last but did not explode.?The bomb disposal squads of the Army detected them and defused them safely, they said. […]

British MP heading group on Kashmir stopped at Delhi Airport

New Delhi: A British MP heading a parliamentary group on Kashmir on Monday claimed she was denied entry into India despite a valid visa after she landed at the airport here, a charge denied by the government which said she had been informed that her e-visa was cancelled. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party member and […]