UN urges India to fully restore rights of Kashmiris

UN urges India to fully restore rights of Kashmiris

Geneva: Expressing concern over the situation in Kashmir, the UN said on Tuesday that people in the Valley continue to be deprived of a wide range of human rights and urged the Indian authorities to fully restore their rights. Normal life remained disrupted in Kashmir for the 86th day on Tuesday following the August 5 […]

EU delegation visit to Kashmir: PR stunt, says NC

EU delegation visit to Kashmir: PR stunt, says NC

NEW DELHI/ SRINAGAR: Terming the visit of European Union MPs to Jammu and Kashmir as a “PR exercise”, the National Conference on Tuesday said such “stunts” are not the answer to the situation in the region. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday for a first-hand assessment of […]

CPI leader seeks Modi nod to visit state

CPI leader seeks Modi nod to visit state

NEW DELHI: CPI leader Binoy Viswam wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, requesting that he be allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir since a foreign delegation was given a “red carpet” entry into the region. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday for a first-hand assessment of the […]

Cong questions govt for allowing delegation but preventing Indian leaders

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday questioned the government for allowing a European Union delegation to visit Jammu and Kashmir while preventing Indian leaders from going to the state, and claimed that it was an insult to India’s Parliament and democracy. Senior party leader Jairam Ramesh asked as to why the “chest-beating champion of nationalism”, […]

Let us fight terrorism together: Modi to MPs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told a delegation of European Union MPs that close international cooperation is essential to fight terror and urgent action is needed against those supporting and sponsoring terrorism. The 28 members of parliament of the EU had called on the prime minister a day before they visit Jammu […]

India complains to ICAO about Pakistan’s denial of airspace to Modi’s aircraft

New Delhi: India has taken up Pakistan’s denial of use of its airspace to the prime minister’s flight with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, government sources said on Monday ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia on a bilateral visit. India sought overflight clearance from Pakistan for the prime minister’s aircraft to go to […]

Modi celebrates Diwali with troops in Rajouri

Says tough decisions possible due to their valour

Modi celebrates Diwali with troops in Rajouri

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday celebrated Diwali with the troops deployed in Jammu and Kashmir’s border district of Rajouri and praised them for their valour, saying it enables the government to take decisions hitherto considered impossible. Accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Modi flew to the Army Brigade Headquarters in Rajouri town […]

Pak denies use of its airspace to Modi

Pak denies use of its airspace to Modi

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday said it has denied India’s request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace for his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, citing the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has decided not to allow Prime […]

Firing along LoC in Rajouri

Firing along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: Pakistani army targeted forward posts and villages with small arms firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. The shelling from across the LoC took place in Sunderbani sector around 6.30 am prompting a retaliation by the Indian Army, they said. […]

Pakistan observes black day in support of Kashmiris

Islamabad: Pakistan observed black day on Sunday in support of Kashmiris, with Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirming his country’s “unflinching moral, political and diplomatic support” to the people of Kashmir. Khan said the black day being observed in Pakistan and across the world on Sunday is distinct from the past and demanded immediate lifting of […]