Councillors refute ‘BJP backed’ allegation

Councillors refute ‘BJP backed’ allegation

Srinagar: Several councillors of Srinagar Municipal Corporation held a press conference Monday refuting the allegations levelled by Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran of being “BJP backed”. “We don’t have any relation with BJP, we don’t meet BJP leaders in Circuit House, we don’t meet any BJP leader anywhere, Deputy Mayor himself is a BJP person,” the […]

BJP will form govt with ‘some friends’ in J&K: Madhav

BJP will form govt with ‘some friends’ in J&K: Madhav

Jammu: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that though his party would most likely go alone in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, it would form a “stable government with some friends” after the polls. He said his party would contest all seats in the state. “There is the least possibility of […]

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Srinagar: Muslims of tribal communities have been facing hostility in Jammu region from various “fanatic elements”, said PDP chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday, asking the Governor’s administration to take action against such elements. “Muslims especially those belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal community are being selectively targeted in Jammu by some fanatic […]

Travesty of free speech: Faesal

Travesty of free speech: Faesal

New Delhi: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Wednesday said invoking sedition law against Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the JNU case was a travesty of free speech. Nearly three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kumar and 9 others were accused of raising anti-India slogans, the Delhi police Monday charged them […]

Delhi Police charges Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

Delhi Police charges Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police Monday filed its charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case lodged in 2016. The Delhi Police also charged former students — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event organised on JNU […]

BJP’s Kashmir functionaries meet in Jammu

Jammu: The BJP on Monday held a meeting of its senior functionaries from Kashmir at party headquarters in Jammu. Chaired by BJP state secretary Ashok Kaul, the meeting was attended by senior leaders from Kashmir including Altaf Thakur and Arif Raja besides state general secretaries Narinder Singh and Sunil Sharma, a BJP spokesman said. “The […]

Triple talaq ordinance re-promulgated

Triple talaq ordinance re-promulgated

New Delhi: The government has re-promulgated the ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq. Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019, issued on Saturday, divorcing through instant triple talaq will be illegal, void and would attract a jail term of three years for the husband. A Bill to convert the […]

Shah Faesal could deliver better as officer than politician: Governor

Shah Faesal could deliver better as officer than politician: Governor

JAMMU: Describing Shah Faesal as an efficient and dedicated officer, Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said that Faesal could deliver better as an officer rather than as a politician. Governor Satya Pal Malik issued a statement on the resignation of IAS officer terming his resignation as a personal matter. “Shah Faisal was an efficient and […]

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