BSF officer killed in sniper fire along border

BSF officer killed in sniper fire along border

Jammu: An assistant commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in sniper fire by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district Monday morning, officials said. Pakistan troops also violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, prompting […]

Sehrai slams petition challenging Art 370 in SC

Sehrai slams petition challenging Art 370 in SC

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Tuesday said tagging and filing yet another petition in Supreme Court challenging Article 370 is aimed at changing Jammu and Kashmir’s demography and its disputed nature. In a statement, TeH chief stated: “Such moves are hatched to change the disputed nature of J&K and its Muslim majority […]

SC to hear two petitions challenging Article 370 on April 2

SC to hear two petitions challenging Article 370 on April 2

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered tagging of a public-interest litigation (PIL) challenging Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament’s power to make laws concerning the state, with another, pending petition on the issue. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices […]

Shutdown in Soura, Nagbal as injured Ganderbal youth battles for life at SKIMS

Shutdown in Soura, Nagbal as injured Ganderbal youth battles for life at SKIMS

Srinagar: A spontaneous shutdown was observed in Soura and Nagbal areas of Srinagar and Ganderbal after news about a Ganderbal youth injured in Shopain being critical spread in the areas. Shopkeepers downed their shutters and traffic movement came to minimal. The 28-year-old Mohammed Rafiq Parray from Rangil Nagbal area of Ganderbal was injured Sunday in […]

JKDFP protests: ‘Shabir Shah punished in Tihar Jail’

JKDFP protests: ‘Shabir Shah punished in Tihar Jail’

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) held a protest in Srinagar against continuous incarceration of its chief Shabir Shah who it said has been shifted to the ward in Tihar jail meant for punishment of prisoners. The workers and office bearers of JKDFP led by senior party leader advocate Fayaz Sodagar assembled at press […]

Soldier injured in ‘sniper fire’ in Rajouri

Soldier injured in ‘sniper fire’ in Rajouri

Jammu: An army soldier was injured on Sunday when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, officials said. The soldier, manning a forward post, was hit by a bullet, apparently from a Pakistani sniper, in Keri sector and was hospitalised, they said, adding that Indian troops […]

Pakistan not ‘serious’ about dialogue offer: India

Pakistan not ‘serious’ about dialogue offer: India

New Delhi: India slammed Pakistan on Friday for its statement that New Delhi was not responding to its peace overtures, saying there was “no seriousness” in Islamabad’s offer for talks as it continued to extend “explicit support” to militant organisations and was now trying to mainstream them. India’s sharp reaction comes days after Pakistan’s Prime […]

‘Govt giving attention to arrest India’s unutilised water under IWT from entering Pak’

‘Govt giving attention to arrest India’s unutilised water under IWT from entering Pak’

New Delhi: The government has given special attention to stop unutilised water allotted to India under the Indus Waters Treaty from entering Pakistan, GoI minister Nitin Gadkari said Friday. Gadkari, the minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, also signed an MoU with six chief ministers for the construction of Renukaji Multi-Purpose Dam […]

India finally accepts Pakistan’s request for inspection of projects on Chenab basin

India finally accepts Pakistan’s request for inspection of projects on Chenab basin

ISLAMABAD: New Delhi has finally accepted Pakistan’s request to inspect under-construction projects on Chenab basin, Pakistan Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has announced. “Due to our continued efforts there’s a major breakthrough…I’ve directed my team to visit and carry out inspection of projects from January 27 to February 1,” the minister tweeted on Friday. […]