BJP welcomes

BJP welcomes

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina on Sunday welcomed the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s decision to deny security clearance for passports and other government services to all those involved in stone-pelting or subversive activities. Raina said it is a great step and would serve as a severe blow to those elements conspiring against […]

Will wait for more ‘liberal’ govt to give back J-K’s special status: Lone

Will wait for more ‘liberal’ govt to give back J-K’s special status: Lone

Srinagar: People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone has said he does not expect the BJP-led Centre to restore Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. “I wouldn’t expect them to give it back. But that doesn’t stop us from going to the courts, which we have, or waiting for a liberal government at a future date to […]

No ban on slaughter of animals: Govt

No ban on slaughter of animals: Govt

SRINAGAR: The Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department on Friday clarified that the Jammu and Kashmir government has not issued any ban order on slaughtering of animals in accordance with rules. Pertinently, Animal Welfare Board of India every year issues advisory regarding animal slaughtering to be carried out while following laws and rules. The same advisory […]

India should ‘reverse’ its actions in Kashmir to start dialogue: Pak

India should ‘reverse’ its actions in Kashmir to start dialogue: Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf said on Wednesday that it was India’s responsibility to start the dialogue with Islamabad by “reversing” its actions in Jammu and Kashmir. India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories. According to an […]

Police revives village militia in Jammu’s Reasi to counter militancy

Police revives village militia in Jammu’s Reasi to counter militancy

Jammu: Police has reactivated village defence committees (VDCs) to deal with the threat of militancy in Jammu’s Reasi district, officials said on Sunday. Though they are not professionally trained, they are highly committed towards self and community defence against militants, who are equipped with sophisticated weapons, they said. VDCs have proved a stone wall defence […]

NC, PDP describe sacking of employees as ‘arbitrary’

NC, PDP describe sacking of employees as ‘arbitrary’

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Sunday denounced the dismissal of 11 government employees by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, saying the move was “blind to justice” and “arbitrary” in nature. The employees, including sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin were sacked by the union territory’s administration for allegedly working for various militant groups, officials […]

Two sons of Salahuddin among 11 govt employees sacked for ‘anti-national’ activities

Two sons of Salahuddin among 11 govt employees sacked for ‘anti-national’ activities

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has now sacked eleven of its employees, including two sons of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin, for their involvement in anti-national activities. According to reports, 11 government employees (including Salahuddin’s sons Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yousuf) were terminated from services “in the interest of the nation as per […]

Hurriyat bats for resolution of Kashmir issue

Hurriyat bats for resolution of Kashmir issue

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference-led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said that the recent surge in killings of Kashmiris is a grim reminder of the need to resolve the Kashmir issue and prevent the region from getting consumed by it. “The fast changing geopolitical reality of the region also points to the need for urgent conflict […]

100 Fridays pass without Mirwaiz’s sermon at Jama Masjid

Auqaf Jamia expresses dismay and anguish, call for release of Mirwaiz Srinagar: Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar expressed deep dismay and anguish that the continued house detention of the Mirwaiz of Kashmir, Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq since August 2019 by the authorities, has deprived the people of Kashmir of his soulful rendition of waz o Tableeg […]

China ‘seriously disturbed’ peace at border: Foreign Secy

China ‘seriously disturbed’ peace at border: Foreign Secy

New Delhi: China’s attempts over the last year to unilaterally alter the status quo in Ladakh were in violation of bilateral agreements and inevitably impacted the development of ties, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Wednesday and noted that an early completion of the disengagement process could lead to the de-escalation of forces there. […]