‘J&K situation stable but fragile’

New Delhi: The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “fragile” with Pakistan’s “proxy war” continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and militant infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, India’s Ministry of Defence has said. “The situation in J&K is stable but fragile with Pakistan’s proxy war continuing […]


New Delhi: The controversial decision of the Army to close the Pathribal fake encounter was raised in the Lok Sabha Thursday  with ruling National Conference demanding reopening of the case and punishing the guilty. Raising the matter during Zero Hour, National Conference Parliament Member from South Kashmir Mehboob Beg said the decision of the Army […]

FIR against Geelani, 3 aides? Delhi court to hear case on March 4

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday fixed March 4 for pronouncing its order on a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani and three others for purportedly instilling “hatred” among the people of Kashmir. The matter, listed for order Wednesday, was fixed for March 4 as Metropolitan Magistrate […]

‘Rare 9th century stone sculpture of Lord Shiva found’

Srinagar: Archaeologists have found a rare 9th century stone sculpture of Lord Shiva from a stream in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the government said Wednesday. “The department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Kashmir, has found a rare stone sculpture of Lord Shiva at Wachi in Shopian,” an official spokesman said. The sculpture was unearthed […]

2 labourers killed due to rock slide

Srinagar: Two labourers died while three others were injured due to rock slide in Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Wednesday . During road widening at Gonsa Thang near Nurla, two labourers died while three sustained injuries when they were hit by sliding rocks, a police spokesman said here. He said […]

Saudi hopes Kashmir will be resolved according to UN resolutions

Islamabad: Saudi Arabia has welcomed positive developments in India-Pakistan relations, saying it would have a beneficial impact on the two neighbouring countries and stability in South Asia. Saudi Arabia also expressed hope that there would be a “peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions so that it contributes to […]

Denial of right to protest condemnable: CPI (M)

Jammu: Castigating  the government for being “intolerant towards peaceful public protests,” state CPI (M) Tuesday said that it was denial of the basic democratic right. CPI (M) state secretary and Kulgam MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said the sadistic trend has already eroded the reputation of the government and the same will have its impact […]


New Delhi: With Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, National Conference  chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru was “absolutely unjustified”. The National Conference leader said that the Government of India had not consulted his party before taking the decision […]

Guru deserved the same reprieve: Mehbooba

Jammu: Reacting to the Supreme Court’s verdict, People’s Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said Afzal Guru deserved the same reprieve. “By commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, the Supreme Court has once again made the people of Jammu and Kashmir realize that there is a separate law for Kashmir and the rest of […]

‘J&K not dependent on Delhi for financial needs’

Jammu: Dispelling the perception that Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on Centre to meet its financial needs, state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has  said whatever it receives from the Government of India is its right guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. He said grant-in-aid for the state is being decided by the Finance Commission under […]

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