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Everything you need to know about Jammu Kashmir: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Jammu Kashmir: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Hockey Bihar nails down Vidarbha Hockey Association 20-0

May 14, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Teams showcased superior skills before the Semi-Finals of the Hockey India 5th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) 'B' Division

Hockey Bihar thrashed Hockey Jammu & Kashmir 10-2

May 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Another set of thrilling hockey games witnessed at the Hockey India 5th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) 'B' Division

Hockey Bihar drubs Hockey Himachal 7-0

May 12, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Hockey continues to captivate the spectators at the ongoing 5th Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Hockey Championship-2015 (B Div.)

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Opening of University in South Kashmir

May 11, 2015 at 10:17 PM

The Central government has already opened two Central Universities in Jammu & Kashmir; one in Jammu and the second in Kashmir. As of now there is no plan to further open any new Central University in South Kashmir or in Jammu & Kashmir.

Opening of University in South Kashmir

May 11, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Setting up new universities and other institutions is the responsibility of both the state as well as Central Government.

Center assures all help to Jammu and Kashmir Govt to cope up with floods

March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Over past 2-3 days due to excessive rains in Jammu and Kashmir a flood like situation has developed in many parts of the state.

Terror strike foiled? Pak boat implodes after getting intercepted by Coast Guard

January 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Pak boat implodes near Gujarat coast once it was intercepted and chased by the Coast Guard. The boat was intercepted near Porbandar coast off Guajrat.

Politics should not be linked to communalism: Prime Minister

November 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched his election campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, addressing an election rally in Kishtwar .

'Kashmiri separatists not taking part in assembly polls'

May 3, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah Thursday refuted reports that the separatists might participate in the 2014 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar hosts heritage exhibition

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Srinagar, May 3 (ANI): Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recently played host to a two-week- long heritage exhibition that included rare manuscripts, works of calligraphy, artifacts and old pictures.

Facelift for Srinagar makes residents fume (Letter from Srinagar)

May 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) With zebra crossings, road dividers and fences being painted, even during a downpour, Srinagar is being spruced up as top offices reopen here after six months of functioning in winter capital Jammu. But residents are asking if all this is really necessary in the face of more pressing needs.

Soldier killed in militant fire in Kashmir

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Jammu, May 3 (IANS) A soldier was killed when militants fired at an army patrol in a mountainous, forested area of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.

Government will not impose its view on Telangana: Chidambaram

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will not thrust its opinion on Telangana and the decision on the statehood issue will be taken after consensus among political parties.

Government will not impose its view on Telangana: Chidambaram

May 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will not thrust its opinion on Telangana and the decision on the statehood issue will be taken after consensus among political parties.

'Coalition politics future governance mantra in India'

May 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said the political scenario of the country indicates coalition governments are going to be the order of the day in the future.

Kashmir capital moves from Jammu to Srinagar

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) government on Wednesday began the proceedings for shifting its civil secretariat from the winter capital Jammu to the summer capital of Srinagar.

Village heads in Kashmir observe hunger strike over ineffective local bodies

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Srinagar, May 1 (ANI): Headmen of various villages converged here on Tuesday to protest against the state government's failure to empower their village councils.

Kashmir tourist destination opens after 22 years

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Bota Pathri (Jammu and Kashmir), May 1 (ANI): Tourist spot Bota Pathri in Jammu and Kashmir opened up for visitors after 22 years on Monday.

Editor of Pak daily sees another Muslim state emerging in India

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Lahore, May 1 (ANI): The Editor-in-Chief of The Nation and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami has said that another Pakistan will emerge inside India if the latter does not stop atrocities against its Muslim population.

New J and K power project to benefit 1,00,000 inhabitants

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Jammu, May 1 (ANI): A new power project inaugurated recently by Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) Chief minister Omar Abdullah is expected to benefit about 1,00,000 inhabitants in the Mur and Raipur constituencies of the state.

Alarm after 40 held on Indo-Nepal border

May 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) The detention Monday of 40 people for trying to enter India from Nepal without valid identity papers through the border in Maharajganj has put the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit on alert.

Kashmir panchayat members stage hunger strike

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Dozens of village elders and panchayat members sat on a day's hunger strike here Tuesday to protest against the alleged apathy of the Jammu and Kashmir government in empowering panchayats.

Hailstorms damage orchards, bring on cold in Kashmir

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Bouts of hailstorm and a fall in temperature continue to damage and destroy apple and cherry orchards and paddy crop across the Kashmir Valley, officials said. However, the weather is likely to improve Tuesday onwards.

Year after Osama, world still unsafe

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A year after Osama bin Laden was hunted down and killed at his safehouse in Pakistan's military town of Abbottabad by elite American forces, an event that made splashing headlines the world over, strategic analysts across the spectrum are agreed that little has changed and the Al Qaeda may be weakened but is still dangerous.

Centre's nod needed for trial of armed forces men: SC

May 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that armed forces personnel operating in areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), facing allgations of committing excesses could not be tried by the criminal courts without the prior sanction of the central government.

India lost 26 soldiers in Siachen in one year

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India lost 26 of its soldiers manning the world's highest battlefield in Siachen glacier in the last one year, parliament was informed Monday.

Chidambaram optimistic about India-Pakistan meet

April 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said he was "optimistic" about the India-Pakistan home secretary-level talks May 24-25 in Islamabad, where the two sides are likely to take forward their discussions on a liberalised visa regime.

Nagin Valley reopens for tourists after 22 years

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Botpathri (Gulmarg): Out of bounds for tourists, trekkers and locals for 22 years, the picturesque Nagin Valley on the 10-km serpentine stretch of Gulmarg-Botapathri road is now back on tourist map of Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) as an eco -tourism destination aimed to decongest Gulmarg.

100 post offices to register for Amarnath yatra: SASB

April 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) For the first time, 100 post offices accross the country will register pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday as authorities battled massive damage to the Baltal base camp due to snowfall just a month ahead of the 2012 tour.

Able though disabled

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Srinagar, Apr 30 (ANI): From nursery to class 8th, Wasim Feroz Matoo's mother carried him to school in morning, waited for his classes to get over and then brought him back to the house, keeping aside all her daily chores and leisure. She sacrificed a lot to get her physically disabled son quality education.

Probe exonerates Omar in party activist's death

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) National Conference activist Haji Yusuf died a natural death, a magisterial probe has said while exonerating Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his close aides in the case. The contents of the report were made public Monday.

Talibanisation in Pakistan is a serious security threat to India: IAF chief

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Bangalore (Karnataka), April 29 (ANI): The Talibanisation of certain elements in Pakistan is a serious concern for Indian security as far as threats posed by its neighbours is concerned, said Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne.

Taliban threat from AfPak real: Air chief

April 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from AfPak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne said here Saturday.

Mirwaiz Umer condemns efforts to trigger sectarian strife

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said his group would oppose and expose religious institutions being supported by the government to create sectarian strife among the Muslims in Kashmir.

Resolve Kashmir issue peacefully: UN chief

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Welcoming efforts by India and Pakistan to improve their relations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday pressed for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue sans violence and violations of human rights.

Peace in Kashmir is fake, says Geelani

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir may be calm since last year after three summers of unrest, but separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani insists that the peace is fake. He says the state's problem is not of development but of official terrorism and cultural aggression.

Kashmir's Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)

April 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM

New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the Jammu and Kashmir government has no clue about the numbers of this breed whose population has dwindled alarmingly over the years.

Weatherman forecasts cold week for Kashmir

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday.

India-Pakistan ties have direct bearing on Kashmir: Omar

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Jammu, April 25 (IANS) India-Pakistan relations have direct bearing on the peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, hoping that the bilateral dialogue process would proceed to its 'logical end'.

PPP plans to let Gilani continue as PM even if convicted of contempt

April 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Lahore, Apr 25 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has held exhaustive discussions on the possible outcomes and ways to deal with each scenario emerging from the Supreme Court's decision to convict Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court.

Omar for financially self-reliant Jammu and Kashmir

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday declared that the state's 'financial self-reliance' was the main aim of his government.

Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said that these threats and future challenges cannot be appreciated by other nations from outside the region.

Kashmir is ultimate for outdoor film shooting: Saroj Khan

April 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) For renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, the locale for her latest song sequence could just not be better. Srinagar's Tulip Garden Tuesday not only fascinated Khan, but also convinced her this was the ultimate shooting destination.

Antony tells Commanders modernisation process will get topmost attention

April 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Asserting that while modernisation remains the topmost priority of the government, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday said this however cannot be done at the cost of a set of core values-transparency, probity and accountability.

Tribal Invasion and Kashmir

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Tribal attack on Kashmir was a major event in contemporary history of Jammu and Kashmir with far reaching consequences. The Tribal Attack not only ended Kashmir's sovereignty, but it also resulted in division of the State between India and Pakistan; and to date, it remains divided and families are forcibly separated since 1947.

Issues with India to be resolved through dialogue: Pak PM

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that all issues with India, including the withdrawal of troops from Siachen and the Kashmir dispute, must be resolved through dialogue.

Talks must resolve all Pakistan-India issues: Gilani

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Admitting that the era of warfare has ended, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Monday that all issues with India, including Kashmir and Siachen, must be resolved through dialogue.

Srinagar gold burglary solved in a day, loot recovered

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Police said Monday they had solved the burglary of gold items over Rs.3 lakh here within 24 hours, arresting the three robbers and recovering the stolen items.

12 long year search for son of Kashmiri Widow still persists

April 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

On August 12, 2000 a Kashmiri handicraft trader was supposedly arrested in Katmandu, the basis is still unknown, the person is still missing but her mother has been running to officials for 12 long years in search for her son.

For 12 years, Kashmir widow hunts for missing son (With Image)

April 23, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Twelve years after her son was allegedly arrested by the Nepal police, Zubeida, a 65-year-old Kashmiri widow, has said that she has been running from pillar to post to know his whereabouts.

Better weather forecast in Kashmir from Monday

April 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) After hailstorms and gusty winds at some places Sunday, the weather office here forecast improvement in the weather across the Kashmir Valley Monday.

Zardari's new political initiative and Ajmer visit

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

London, April 22 (ANI): President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is best known for other things, and not for anything that links him with Islam or teachings of Islam. He is not a great admirer of saints or their shrines, as he idolises things that make his life in this world more charming and worth living. However, rumours are that he always takes help from Peers and fortune tellers before formulating his political strategies; and some even claim that he is often surrounded by them in Awan e Sadar and in Bilawal House.

Hizbul commander behind south Kashmir car blast arrested

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) A divisional commander of separatist guerrilla group, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), who had masterminded the car bomb explosion in south Kashmir last month has been arrested, police said Saturday.

Amarnath pilgrimage registration from May 7

April 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Saturday announced that the registration for the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine devoted to Lord Shiva will start May 7.

Hundreds of Myanmar nationals seek refugee status

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Making pavements as their homes, over 500 hundred Myanmar nationals, among them women and children, have camped for the past 12 days near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office here, demanding a refugee status.

J & K govt. mulling to bring out ordinance for protection of Temples in valley

April 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday directed the Revenue Department to prepare a note for Cabinet for proclamation of Ordinance for the protection and management of temples in Kashmir Valley.......

Separatists gun down cop in Srinagar

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead Friday by separatist guerrillas near a police station in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police said.

Separatist guerrillas shoot cop in Srinagar

April 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A police officer was critically injured Friday when separatist guerrillas shot at him near a police station in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police said.

SBI flayed for shifting branch control to Jammu

April 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) The State Bank of India's (SBI) decision to shift the administrative control of all its branches in south Kashmir districts to Jammu attracted a lot of flak Thursday from the bank's customers and the general public here.

Ordinance to protect Kashmir's Hindu temples being readied

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to issue an ordinance to protect Hindu temples in the Kashmir Valley, a demand that Kashmiri Pandit migrants had been raising since their migration from Kashmir in the 1990s, according to official sources here.

'Sharif's call for 'unilateral Siachen troops withdrawal' reflects wisdom'

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Islamabad, Apr 19(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League- N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has rightly chosen wisdom rather than 'national honour' by advising a "unilateral" troops withdrawal from the Siachen Glacier, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said.

McCain slams ISI for alleged links with Haqqani network

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has slammed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for its alleged links with the Haqqani network, and added that it is responsible for American deaths in Afghanistan.

'Stone mining threatens ancient cave site in Kashmir'

April 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Two ancient caves in central Kashmir's Badgam district Thursday became the focus of a group of migrant Kashmiri Pandits seeking preservation of ancient, heritage sites in the Kashmir Valley.

Pak has no right to use Kashmir issue as excuse for no action against extremists: McCain

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has said that Pakistan has no right to use the Kashmir issue as an excuse for not targeting extremist groups like the Haqqani network.

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir accident

April 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and 30 injured when a bus carrying them to a political rally in Billawar town of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir fell into a gorge Wednesday.

Indian Army empowered to fast-track special equipment for commandos

April 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Stung by Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over gaps in defence preparedness, the government Tuesday decided to fast-track army acquisition and projects and as a first step, empowered the army to buy equipment for special forces commandos.

Trial of Geelani's aide begins

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court Tuesday began the trial of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, for his alleged involvement in money laundering to fund terror.

Employees' strike paralyses government offices in Kashmir

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Srinagar/Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Work in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was paralysed Tuesday as employees struck work Tuesday demanding an increase in the retirement age and regularization of adhoc/daily wage workers.

Government employees hold protest in Srinagar

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Srinagar, Apr 17 (ANI): Scores of government employees in Jammu and Kashmir staged a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday, against the alleged non-fulfillment of state government's promise of extending the retirement age by two years and making all temporary employees permanent.

Government downplays report on Chinese construction in disputed area

April 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government has downplayed reports about a proposed construction of an observatory by China in Aksai Chin, a remote part of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region it occupied after the 1962 war.

Employees' strike paralyses Kashmir offices

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Jammu, April 17 (IANS) A section of Jammu and Kashmir government employees struck work Tuesday demanding, among others, an increase in the retirement age and regularisation of services of casual workers, and paralysed offices, a protester said.

Mehbooba Mufti flays Centre's laxity on stopping graft in J-K

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Rajouri, Apr 17 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has criticized the Central Government for its laxity in stopping graft in Jammu and Kashmir.

Geelani aide moves high court for dropping of charges

April 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Monday moved Delhi High Court against the trial court order of framing charges against him for his alleged involvement in money laundering to fund terror.

Kashmir to have first ever international literary fest

April 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) The first ever international Kashmir literary festival, on the lines of the Jaipur Literary Festival, is to be organized in the Valley this year, an official said here Monday.

Air India to increase capacity on Kashmir routes

April 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it will increase capacity on its Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Srinagar sectors to cash in on the growing demand during the upcoming summer holiday season.

Army Chief downplays China's Aksai Chin move

April 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, on Monday downplayed reports that China has dared India again by trying to legitimise its control over Aksai Chin in Ladakh, saying the place is quite far from the Siachin Glacier.

'Ripples of Afghan violence can reach Kashmir'

April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Recent events in Afghanistan will have a long term bearing on Kashmir, Lt Gen S.A. Hasnain, general officer commanding (GOC) the army's Srinagar based 15th corps, said here Monday.

Opposition attacks government on NCTC, PM reaches out (Afternoon Lead)

April 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday used the annual meet on security to attack the government over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, claiming it was against federalism even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to them saying the issue will be discussed separately May 5.

Af-Pak region a continuing cause of concern: Antony

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (ANI): Describing the situation in the Af-Pak region as a 'continuing cause of concern', Defence Minister AK Antony today called upon the top brass of the Indian Army to be vigilant and take all appropriate steps keeping in view the developments in Afghanistan in the last couple of days. Addressing the Army Commanders' Conference here, Antony said, India remains steadfast in its commitment to provide support and assistance to Afghanistan so that it evolves into a stable country, strengthened by pluralism and free from external interference.

No conflict between central agencies and state police forces: Chidambaram

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that there is no conflict between the Central Agencies and the State Police Forces.

Terror in Kabul: Antony asks armed forces to be vigilant

April 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Describing the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region as a 'continuing cause of concern', Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday called upon the top brass of the Indian Army to be vigilant and take steps keeping in view the latest terror attacks by the Taliban in Kabul.

PM to discuss NCTC with chief ministers May 5

April 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured the chief ministers that he would hold a separate meeting with them May 5 to discuss the controversial proposal to set up a National Counter Terrorism Centre.

Chidambaram expresses concern over increasing Maoists' feet in Assam

April 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday expressed his concern over rising footsteps of Maoists in already insurgents hit state Assam. ?Left wing extremism is a formidable threat. Assam has become the 'newest theatre of Maoist violence,' said Chidambaram while addressing a chief ministers' conference on internal security in the capital.........

PM opens security meet, flags left-wing extremism

April 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism, ethnic violence and terrorism are major challenges facing the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday and urged states to fight these together with the central government.

Assam has become 'newest theatre of Maoist violence': Chidambaram

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that Left wing extremism is a formidable threat, and added that Assam has become the 'newest theatre of Maoist violence'.

'Amarnath yatra duration as per religious tradition'

April 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Countering the criticism of some Hindu groups, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Sunday said its schedule for the Himalayan pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir was according to religious traditions and it cannot have a fixed duration.

CMs to discuss internal security in backdrop of Maoist abductions

April 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The central government and chief ministers will Monday discuss the internal security situation in the country in the backdrop of recent high-profile abductions by the Maoists in Odisha to secure release of prisoners and the need to strengthen counter terrorism capabilities and intelligence apparatus.

Mamata to skip crucial meeting on NCTC tomorrow

April 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

The Trinamool Congress Chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee is likely to skip a crucial meeting on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), an internal security meeting convened by Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday, sources say........

Kashmir's Mughal motor rally to have bikes too

April 15, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Shimla, April 15 (IANS) After the success of a Jammu and Kashmir motor rally that traverses through the historic Mughal Road - once a favourite route of emperors Akbar and Jehangir - for two consecutive years, the Himalayan Motorsport Association (HMA) has added motrcycles to the rally this year.

Minefield of controversies lie in next army chief's way (Comment)

April 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM

When Lt Gen Bikram Singh takes over as India's 27th army chief on May 31, he will be the first ever to be elevated to the force's top job under such negativity and potentially incendiary conditions, which could embarrassingly unravel, as they at times tend to, during his tenure.

Omar to raise repeal of AFSPA at CMs' meet

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Enthused by the drastic decline in militancy and an all- pervasive upbeat mood in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is determined to raise the issue of repeal of AFSPA from some areas in the state at the chief ministers' meet in New Delhi Monday, sources close to him said.

'Kashmiris subjected to forced labour for 12 years'

April 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) A legislator of the Jammu and Kashmir Saturday alleged that people in north Kashmir had been subjected to forced labour for 12 years by the security forces.

Six dead, 30 hurt in Pakistan accident

April 13, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 30 injured Friday when a bus they were travelling in fell into a ravine in Pakistan, a media report said.

240 habitats in Kashmir got road-links in 2011-12

April 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir built 872 km of roads connecting 240 habitats during 2011-12 as against a target of 750 km, an official said Friday.

Farooq Abdullah orders in-house probe into JKCA fund scam

April 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Srinagar, April 12 (IANS) An in-house probe by a four-member team was ordered Thursday by Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) president Farooq Abdullah into the multi-crore fund scam in the cricket body.

Kashmiri Sikhs give demands charter to Chidambaram

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Srinagar, April 12 (IANS) A Kashmir Sikh group met union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to demand clemency for five Sikhs who hijacked an Indian Airlines plane in 1984 and action against those responsible for the killing of seven people in the 2000 Pathribal shootout.

'India willing to discuss Kashmir issue with Pak'

April 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

New Delhi, Apr 12(ANI): India is willing to discuss about the Kashmir issue with Pakistan to advance the peace talks, but the latter needs to take serious action against militants using its soil to attack India, a top Indian diplomat has said.

STel, Etisalat told to restore services till licence expires

April 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator Wednesday directed STel and Etisalat to resume their services in full till their licences are actually cancelled following a Supreme Court order.

Include China to solve Kashmir issue: Fai

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was sentenced to two years in prison for accepting money from Pakistan's ISI to fund his illegal lobbying efforts on Kashmir, has asked the US, India, Pakistan, China to come together to solve the long pending Kashmir issue.

Make someone like Desmond Tutu special envoy on Kashmir: Fai

April 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was sentenced to two years in prison for accepting money from Pakistan's ISI to fund his illegal lobbying efforts on Kashmir, has urged the United States to appoint someone like Bishop Desmond Tutu to be special envoy on Kashmir.

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