SC remark has ‘shaken’ morale of armed forces, cops: GoI

SC remark has ‘shaken’ morale of armed forces, cops: GoI

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) Friday questioned the Supreme Court for its reported remark terming as “murderers” some Manipur Police personnel, chargesheeted in alleged fake encounter cases, saying it has “completely shaken” the morale of armed forces and security men operating in insurgency-hit areas. The government told a bench of Justices Madan B […]

GoI asks JK to review prison security, deploy CRPF in jails

GoI asks JK to review prison security, deploy CRPF in jails

NEW DELHI: Taking serious note of the escape of a jailed Pakistani militant, the Government of India (GoI) on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to fully review security measures in place in jails and transportation of inmates. The Home Ministry also asked the state government to ensure that no such incident takes place […]

Pew survey says Indians favour ‘aggressive stance’ in Kashmir

Pew survey says Indians favour ‘aggressive stance’ in Kashmir

Srinagar/New Delhi: Indians want the government of India to adopt an “aggressive stance” in “disputed” Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey by the American think tank, the Pew Research Center. The survey, available on the Center’s website and titled ‘Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular’, said that more than 60 percent of its […]

GoI blind to benefits of Islamic banking: Mirwaiz

GoI blind to benefits of Islamic banking: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Senior resistance leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Friday slammed the government of India (GoI) for refusing to pursue Islamic banking in India. In a tweet Mirwaiz said that the GoI was not able to see the “benefits” of Islamic banking. “Govt blinded to the benefits that Islamic banking can bring to its people & […]

Farooq pitches for internal autonomy to both parts of Kashmir

Farooq pitches for internal autonomy to both parts of Kashmir

Srinagar: Asserting that internal autonomy will bring peace in both parts of Kashmir, National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah categorically ruled out the option of independence for Jammu and Kashmir. “If we (Kashmiris) want to live in peace, the ideal solution is to grant autonomy to both parts of Kashmir,” Abdullah told reporters after […]

Bijbehara massacre anniversary: The Horror unleashed by BSF troopers still fresh in memory

Bijbehara massacre anniversary: The Horror unleashed by BSF troopers still fresh in memory

Bijbehara: People in Bijbehara town of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday paid obeisance to the victims of the infamous Bijbehara massacre of 1993. More than 32 people were killed-about 25 of them teenage students-and about 200 others were injured-some of them handicapped for life-after members of the Border Security Forces (BSF) opened fire on […]

Adnan Sami concert bogged down in bureaucratic mess

Adnan Sami concert bogged down in bureaucratic mess

Chairs lie empty as only invitees allowed to sit; government order, though hurriedly cancelled, gets officials from other districts to attend Srinagar: High security and low attendance marked the concert of Pakistani-turned-Indian singer and composer Adnan Sami at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on Saturday evening. The concert was organised by the Department of […]

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