Sarpanch’s father shot dead

Bilal Habib PAMPORE: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Sarpanch’s father in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late Saturday. Police sources said the gunmen fired upon Ghulam Mohammmad Dar when he was coming out of the mosque at Dogripora in Awantipora area. Dar died on the spot. The 85-year-old Dar was the father of PDP Sarpanch […]

JKLF, HCJK leaders visit Geelani, enquire about his health

Srinagar: A JKLF delegation led by the party chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday visited the residence of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani. The JKLF delegation which included Noor Mohammad Kalwal and Mohammad Altaf Khan enquired about Geelani’s health, reports said. Also, a delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) led by Shabir […]

Would have asked for chartered plane myself: Omar

New Delhi: ‘’I didn’t know India Today organises charters for people on tight schedules to get to Delhi, I’d have asked for 1 instead of flying budget :),’’ Abdullah posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. Pti file photo Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, scheduled to participate in the India Today Conclave, Saturday expressed surprise […]

Five-star Malinga, Thirmanne star in SL’s title glory

MIRPUR : Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cuptrophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga’s five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne’s fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target with 22 balls to spare […]

India slams Pak for inviting Kashmiri students to study

New Delhi: Reacting to Pakistan inviting 60 Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh who were slapped with sedition, India on Friday said that Islamabad should not muddle into affairs of other countries. “They should look into their own problems before trying to resolve issues in other countries,” the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said here. […]

Ensure security of Kashmiri students: GoI to UP

New Delhi: In the backdrop of slapping of sedition charge against Kashmiri students and its subsequent withdrawal, the Indian government on Friday night asked Uttar Pradesh government to ensure proper security to students from outside, particularly from Jammu and Kashmir, studying in the state. UP government had slapped the sedition charge against around 60 students […]

MEA to launch outreach programme for state govts

New Delhi: In first such initiative, the External Affairs Ministry will hold two major outreach programmes next week to sensitise state governments and other stakeholders and bring them on same page on major issues. The Protocol Division of the Ministry will start the programme by holding a three-day conference beginning March 10 for Protocol Officers […]


Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and his supporters were Friday  detained while trying to take out a march to condemn the expulsion of Kashmiri students from  Meerut university for allegedly cheering Pakistan when their team won a match against India. Malik and over a dozen of his party colleagues were detained at Budshah Chowk […]


New Delhi: India has given a number of proposals to Pakistan on increasing cross-LoC Confidence Building Measures including multi-entry visas for people of Jammu and Kashmir but rejected Pakistani demand for release of its driver arrested for alleged smuggling of narcotics in Uri. Giving details of the India-Pakistan Joint Working Group meeting on cross-LoC trade […]

Pak, US sign agreement to refurbish Mangla dam

Snehesh Alex Philip   Islamabad: Pakistan and the US on Friday signed a USD 72 million agreement to refurbish and upgrade the Mangla dam located in the Mirpur district of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). The rehabilitation will improve the operating capacity of the hydroelectric plant at Mangala dam by 90 megawatts (MW), enough electricity for about […]