India slams Pakistan’s ‘deep state’ as both face off over Kashmir at UN

India slams Pakistan’s ‘deep state’ as both face off over Kashmir at UN

Geneva/New Delhi: India and Pakistan continued to trade diplomatic barbs over Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council, with Islamabad raising the issue of “unceasing oppression” even as New Delhi hit back, saying Pakistan-administered Kashmir is administered by a “deep state” and also raked up alleged human rights violations in Balochistan. A day after both […]

Congress loses govt in Arunachal, uncertainty grips state

Itanagar: The Congress today lost its government in Arunachal Pradesh when 43 of its MLAs led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu defected wholesale and merged with the People’s Party of Arunachal, just two months after it had regained power. Khandu, who had replaced Nabam Tuki following a dissident campaign in July, paraded 42 MLAs before […]

Normalcy returning to Kashmir: Home Secy Mehrishi

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday said the situation in Kashmir was slowly returning to normalcy and hoped that Eid-ul-Zuha festival on Tuesday would pass off peaceful in the valley. “Situation in Kashmir is gradually returning to normalcy and we hope that Eid-ul-Zuha will pass off peaceful,” Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters here. […]

Rajnath, Doval review Kashmir situation ahead of Eid

Rajnath, Doval review Kashmir situation ahead of Eid

New Delhi: On a day when another youngster succumbed to injuries and government forces indiscriminately targeted civilians in several parts of Kashmir with pellets and bullets, Indian home minister Rajnath Singh held a high-level meeting in New Delhi to review the situation. India’s national security advisor Ajit Doval, home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top […]

India to raise Pak support to Kashmir militancy with Russia, USA

India to raise Pak support to Kashmir militancy with Russia, USA

New Delhi: Ratcheting up pressure on Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Russia and the United States next week to highlight the issue of the neighbouring country sponsoring ‘terrorism’ in India and discuss efforts to counter ISIS activities in the region. Singh will visit Russia for five days beginning September 18, where he will […]

Mehbooba not resigning; Salahuddin seen as uprising mastermind

Mehbooba not resigning; Salahuddin seen as uprising mastermind

New Delhi: The BJP’s national general secretary, Ram Madhav, on Saturday said Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin was masterminding the ongoing unrest in the Valley through Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani. In an interview with India Today TV, Madhav said that the ongoing uprising has posed no threat to the Peoples Democratic Party […]

What have I done to earn ‘Dr Terror’ tag, asks Zakir Naik

What have I done to earn ‘Dr Terror’ tag, asks Zakir Naik

Mumbai: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, facing the allegation of ‘radicalising’ youths, today asked the government what exactly has he done to get the tag of “Dr Terror” and sought “logical answers” to charges levelled against him. In a four-page “open letter” released here, Naik posed five questions to the government as to what he […]

All Party team failed to ‘achieve more’ in Kashmir: Yechury

All Party team failed to ‘achieve more’ in Kashmir: Yechury

New Delhi: CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the all-party delegation failed to “achieve more” during its Kashmir visit due to government’s “inadequate homework” and delayed response in sending the contingent to the Valley. “Due to inadequate homework and the delay in taking the delegation to the state, we did not achieve […]

More soldiers in Kashmir to seal borders, not to tackle protests: Parrikar

More soldiers in Kashmir to seal borders, not to tackle protests: Parrikar

Panaji: The increase in deployment of troops in the f Jammu and Kashmir is only for sealing the India-Pakistan border so as to prevent infiltration and not to tackle ongoing protests, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar asserted on Friday. “That is for border sealing. We are tightening the border position so that infiltration does not become […]