‘UN watching Kashmir situation closely’

‘UN watching Kashmir situation closely’

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres is keeping a watch on the situation in Kashmir, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who was responding to questions at the regular noon briefing on Monday. The UN chief has all along underscored the need for a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute through engagement and dialogue between […]

33 militants killed in 25 encounters since January, says MoS

33 militants killed in 25 encounters since January, says MoS

NEW DELHI: As many as 33 militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first three months of the current year, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In comparison, 149 militants were killed in the Valley in 2016 and 102 in 2015, minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the […]

‘Geelani’s residence turned into military garrison’

‘Geelani’s residence turned into military garrison’

Srinagar: Paramilitary BSF on Monday replaced local police and CRPF deployments outside the residence of chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani, amalgam’s spokesman said. “Today a large contingent of forces cordoned the residence of Geelani Sahib and BSF personnel were deployed outside his residence in Hyderpora,” the spokesman in a statement. “In […]

Bemina residents decline army’s help offer

Bemina residents decline army’s help offer

Srinagar: Residents of Hamdania Colony Bemina, which was flooded after a breach in the flood spill channel, on Friday turned down army offer of help. A contingent of army that appeared in the area along with a Cassipir mine-proof vehicle was asked to leave by residents. The residents also did not allow the soldiers to […]

India is damaging our interests: China

India is damaging our interests: China

Warns New Delhi of ‘geopolitical game’ over Kashmir BEIJING: China has accused India of fuel­ling tensions and damaging its interests by allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh. “I can confirm (that) China has lodged protests in Beijing and Delhi,” Chinese for­eign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here on Thursday. The […]

Won’t let go of PaK, GB, says govt

Won’t let go of PaK, GB, says govt

New Delhi: India on Wednesday underlined its claim over territories of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani control amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as a new province. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its […]