US Congress panel to hold hearing focusing on Kashmir situation

US Congress panel to hold hearing focusing on Kashmir situation

Washington: A US Congressional sub-committee on Monday said it will hold a hearing on human rights situation in South Asia with focus on Kashmir on October 22. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells, who oversees all State Department policy towards South Asia will testify at the hearing, Congressman Brad […]

India rejects third party mediation on Kashmir

Washington: Categorically rejecting any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said India’s stand has been clear for decades and the two countries can discuss the issue bilaterally. Jaishankar arrived here on Sunday night from New York after attending the annual General Assembly session of […]

Pak stands with Kashmiris, says Imran after returning from US

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his return from the US on Sunday said that those standing by Kashmiris were doing “jihad” and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not. Prime Minister Khan, who focussed on the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, told his party workers […]

‘Intn’l community will take note of situation in Kashmir’

Washington: While conceding that he has not received much traction for his shrill campaign on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he is confident that ultimately the international community will take note of the situation in the Valley. In an interview to CNN, Khan, Khan continued with his anti-India rhetoric and said there […]

Restore communication in Kashmir: US Congressmen

Washington:  Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal along with 13 other US Congressmen have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address concerns over the human rights situation in Kashmir and lift the communications blackout. A statement, addressed to Prime Minister Modi, was issued jointly by Congressmen Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr, Judy Chu, Pramila Jayapal, Carolyn Maloney, Gerald […]

China raises Kashmir issue at UN; India reiterates ‘internal matter’

United Nations/New Delhi: Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, China has told the General Assembly that the “dispute” should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and the bilateral agreement. China, a close ally of Pakistan, also stressed that no actions should be taken that would unilaterally […]

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 […]

Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir threat to regional stability: US

Lalit K Jha Washington: A top Pentagon commander has said that the long-lasting tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir are a threat to regional stability. “Long-standing tensions between Pakistan and India also threaten regional stability as both states have substantial military forces arrayed along their borders and the disputed Kashmir Line of Control,” General […]

India more dangerous than Pakistan for scribes in 2013: Report

GENEVA: One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, with India fourth on the list of countries with the most number of deaths, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Most of those killed were targeted deliberately. Of these, 65 died covering armed […]

‘People of Kashmir demand nothing short of azadi, we must not let them down’

‘People of Kashmir demand nothing short of azadi, we must not let them down’

SRINAGAR: “Our efforts should be to persuade the world community including the United States to urge both India and Pakistan to include the leadership of the people of Jammu & Kashmir in the negotiations to peacefully resolve the dispute over Kashmir. When we talk of Kashmir, we talk of the sentiments and enormous sacrifices made […]

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