PEN condemns arrest

PEN condemns arrest

SRINAGAR: PEN Delhi and PEN South India have expressed deep concern over the detention and arrest of a Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan, the assistant editor of Kashmir Narrator. A statement published on the official blog of PEN Delhi reads: “Based on news reports and conversations with Kashmir Narrator Editor Showkat Motta and Aasif’s father Mohammad […]

US will be supportive if conditions can be created for India-Pakistan talks: Trump admin official

US will be supportive if conditions can be created for India-Pakistan talks: Trump admin official

Washington: The US will be “very supportive” if conditions can be created for productive talks between India and Pakistan, a senior Trump administration official has said, underling that Washington understands New Delhi’s position that “demonstrable reduction” in cross-border terrorism would create the confidence for such a dialogue. The US welcomes the positive messages that were […]

Sanitization drive launched to clear Tosamaidan of unexploded shells

Sanitization drive launched to clear Tosamaidan of unexploded shells

Budgam: Weeks after a youth died and another lost his leg, when an littered shell exploded at Tosamaidan, the government has launched a fresh sanitisation drive to clear Tosamaidan of any littered shells. The move comes after public outcry over the loss of human life in the explosion. Sub-district Magistrate Beerwah Abdul Majeed Lone told […]

Langate shuts down to mourn slain militants

Langate shuts down to mourn slain militants

Handwara: A shutdown was observed in Langate town in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday to mourn the death of two militants who were killed by government forces on Tuesday morning in a brief gunfight. Shops and other business centres remainedlosed on second consecutive day while as public transport was also off the roads through […]

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India’s acting Deputy High Commissioner to protest the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” across the Line of Control by the Indian forces that resulted in the death of a Pakistani villager. Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal, who is also the foreign ministry spokesperson, summoned the Indian diplomat and “condemned […]

CRPF takes up mental health project to check suicides, depression

CRPF takes up mental health project to check suicides, depression

New Delhi: Concerned over suicides and stress factors claiming more lives of troops than operations, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has launched a first-time project to ascertain the mental health of its jawans, the force chief has said. The CRPF is training a maiden batch of counsellors to check the menace in the ranks, […]

New UN rights chief slams India for inaction on Kashmir report

New UN rights chief slams India for inaction on Kashmir report

United Nations: In her first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday praised the India’s Supreme Court for decriminalising same-sex relations between consenting adults but slammed the country for lack of any “meaningful improvement” on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human […]

Exchange of gunfire through the night along LoC in Karnah

Exchange of gunfire through the night along LoC in Karnah

Kupwara: The armies of India and Pakistan targeted each other with heavy gunfire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara district Sunday night. Official sources said that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and targeted several Indian Army posts in Keran sector, at which the Indian Army retaliated with its own gunfire. […]