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

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

Demilitarisation of Siachen: Let's not get swayed by oratory

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Indo-Pakistan impasse on Siachen has been described by Dr Stephen Cohen, a Washington based South Asia analyst as "a fight between two bald men over a comb". The problem with US thinkers and opinion makers is that they oversimplify important strategic issues as has been done by the good doctor with his bland comment.

'Indian defence procurement system still not perfect'

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With time and cost escalations plaguing military acquisitions, Financial Advisor (Defence Services) A.K. Chopra admitted Wednesday that the procurement systems are still far from being perfect and are still evolving.

Ladakh is waking up to the cries of environment

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Kargil, May 1 (ANI): Its summer season and all of us are busy planning the destination that will give us some respite from the sweltering heat of the metropolitans. As the trend goes - what better than the snow covered hills and the gorgeous vistas of the beautiful Ladakh valley that offers warm hospitality at its best? Families, friends, honeymooners go there in great numbers, enjoy the scenic beauty, shop and come back: but there is more to this "been there, done that" experience.

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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.

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.

'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.

Little to gain from Siachen, daily to Pakistan and India

April 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) There is little to gain by hanging on to miles of high-altitude ice in Siachen, said a Pakistani daily that wanted Islamabad and New Delhi to resolve the row.

Adarsh society plot belongs to government, says judicial panel

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) In a major relief to three former Maharashtra chief ministers, a judicial panel's interim report Tuesday said the land on which the controversial Adarsh Society building stands belongs to the state government and was not intended for Kargil war heroes or their relatives.

State owns Adarsh Society land, says judicial panel

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) In a major relief to three former chief ministers, a judicial panel probing Adarsh Society scam Tuesday said that the land on which the controversial highrise stands belongs to the state government and was not intended to rehabilitate Kargil war heroes or their relatives.

Adarsh Land Scam: land belongs to govt. not Kargil war heroes

April 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Giving a major relief to Congress-NCP-led state government of Maharashtra in Adarsh Society scam case, a two-member judicial commission in its report stated that the land on which the controversial highrise stands belongs to the state government and was not intended to rehabilitate Kargil war heroes or their relatives......

Gulmarg shivers at minus two degrees Celsius

April 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains and thundershowers affected normal life across the Valley, an official here said.

Adarsh Society probes: Interim report likely to submit soon

April 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

The interim report relating to the Adarsh Society scam is likely to submit to the Maharashtra govt. on Friday.

Adarsh Society probe interim report likely Friday

April 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The interim report of the two-member commission probing the Adarsh Society scam, related to the housing society originally meant for war heroes and Kargil widows, is likely to be submitted to the Maharashtra government Friday, officials said.

Scams that rocked defence ministry since 2007 [To go with 'Bribe offer shocked me out of wits: Arm

March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday dropped a bombshell by revealing that a retired lieutenant general had offered him a bribe of Rs.14 crore (Rs.140 million) for approving the supply of 600 sub-standard vehicles to the army.

Fresh snowfall in Ladakh, rain in Kashmir

March 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) As fresh snowfall lashed the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil town Monday, making it the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now

February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): Towards the end of his last State of the Union address on January 24 President Obama said "One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the Seal Team took with them on the mission to get Bin Laden. On it are each of their names." This was viewed quite differently in Pakistan where the attack that killed Osama bin Laden took place a few miles away from the Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul.

Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now

February 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): Towards the end of his last State of the Union address on January 24 President Obama said "One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the Seal Team took with them on the mission to get Bin Laden. On it are each of their names." This was viewed quite differently in Pakistan where the attack that killed Osama bin Laden took place a few miles away from the Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul.

Pak's delay in taking up Nimoo-Bazgo Hydropower Project issue may benefit India

January 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Islamabad, Jan 26(ANI): The delay by Pakistan's Indus Water Commission in approaching the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) over the construction of 45-megawatt Nimoo-Bazgo Hydropower Project may benefit India.

BJP marks Vajpayee's 88th Birthday as 'Sushasan Day'

December 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Celebrating the 88th Birthday of Senior Party leader and former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)....

Death toll reaches to 110 in India due to shivering cold; Forecast to be worsen in Delhi

December 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The bone trembling cold has killed over 110 people in north India. As much as 20 more deaths were reported yesterday....

Indian army chopper safely lands back in Kargil

October 23, 2011 at 7:53 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23(ANI): The Indian army helicopter, which was in the middle of a controversy after it breached Pakistan's airspace, has landed back in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district.

India preparing for conventional war with Pakistan, claims Pak daily

October 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Islamabad, Oct 9(ANI): Recent developments on the eastern border have alarmed Pakistani policymakers and military officials, who are keenly observing India's preparations for a conventional war with Pakistan in the context of the Cold Start war doctrine, a Pakistani newspaper has said.

IAF celebrates its 79th anniversary

October 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Hindon, Oct 8 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 79th anniversary at Hindon Air Force Base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad town on Saturday.

IAF gears up for 79th Air Force Day with successful dress rehearsal

October 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Hindon, Oct 6 (ANI): Officers and air warriors of the Indian Air Force IAF) took part in a full dress rehearsal on Thursday ahead of the 79th Air Force Day celebrations to be held on October 8.

Difficult geographical terrain at India-China border hampers surveillance: Air Chief

October 3, 2011 at 8:47 PM

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Stressing on the intrusion at the border areas, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne on Monday said the difficult geographical terrain between the Indian and Chinese border impeded the surveillance of the contentious area.

Ladakhi activist calls for reforming system to eliminate corruption

September 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Leh, Sep 21 (ANI): The recent ' fight against corruption' led by Anna Hazare, found overwhelming support from the public, civil society organisations and political parties and the issue of corruption has been brought centre-stage by this amalgamation of forces across the country.

IAF's Golden Arrows completes 60 years of service to India

September 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Sep 16(ANI): 'Golden Arrows', the gallant 17 squadron of the Indian Air Force celebrated its 60th anniversary today.

J-K Govt. organises polo match in Srinagar

September 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Srinagar, Sep.15 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government organised a friendly polo match here on Wednesday with an aim to promote the sport in the state.

Altaf distorted Kargil episode in bid to bail out 'benefactor' Musharraf: PML-N

September 11, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Islamabad, Sept 11(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) Deputy Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal has accused Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain of deliberately distorting the Kargil episode.

Pak Army has frequently intruded in Kashmir, often with perilous results: Analyst

August 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Doha, August 23(ANI): The Pakistan Army has frequently intervened- both covertly and openly- in Kashmir, often with dangerous results, an analyst has said.

It's time Pak gets over India-centric obsession, adopts 'more sensible' policies: Editorial

August 16, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Islamabad, August 16(ANI): The Pakistan Government must pay attention to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's recent advice to move beyond its India-centric obsession and adopt a "more sensible set of policies" for a better future, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said.

Nawaz commends India for constituting Kargil commission, seeks similar probe in Pak

August 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Lahore, August 14(ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has commended India for constituting a commission on the Kargil issue, and deplored that some elements were still opposing a similar commission in Pakistan.

Antony pays tribute to Kargil martyrs

July 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony led the nation in paying tribute to Kargil martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Tuesday on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the 1999 Kargil War.

Omar underlines importance of sports in promoting tourism, economy in J-K

July 10, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Drass, July 10 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that sports is a means to attract players of national and international fame, promote tourism, which would give an impetus to the economic activities and result in the development of the potential of the existing population.

Dal Lake to have a floating post office

May 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Srinagar, May 31 (ANI): Department of Posts planned to open a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar to enhance tourists' influx in the Valley.

India, Pak were about to resolve Kashmir issue when Musharraf "opened Kargil front": Nawaz

May 29, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Lahore, May 29(ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Islamabad and New Delhi were about to resolve the Kashmir dispute in 1999, when the then Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Pervez Musharraf "opened the Kargil front".

J-K to receive 'undivided priority' for development of infrastructure: Antony

May 23, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Basohli (Jammu and Kashmir), May 23 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir will continue to receive the 'utmost and undivided priority' for the development of infrastructure, Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Monday.

Indian Army organizes adventure sports fair in Jammu and Kashmir

May 15, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Srinagar, May 15(ANI): The Indian Army on Sunday organized a fair in Srinagar to boost adventure sports among the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Need to evolve an education system appropriate for Ladakh

May 7, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Leh, May 7 (ANI): A Ladakhi's perception about the region would naturally be different from how it is perceived by the outside world and I believe these two need to converge to 'demystify' the region, its people, its culture and way of life.

J-K Govt. abolishes toll tax on Srinagar Highway to boost tourism

May 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (ANI): In an endeavor to attract more tourists, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has abolished toll tax on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway, which has been opened for vehicular traffic today.

Kerala CM Achutanandan backs out when issues need to be resolved: Antony

April 11, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Guwahati, Apr 11 (ANI): Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday criticized Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achutanandan saying that he backs out when issues need to be resolved.

Does Development justify Degradation?

April 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Leh, Apr 8 (ANI): A Ladakhi proverb says, "Ame oma nat met, gukh pe chhwa gal met" which means " As mother's milk is free of disease, running water is free of germs." Indeed, the gentle yet hardy people of this hauntingly beautiful yet tortuously difficult mountainous terrain have lived for centuries in the lap of nature, both benefiting from and equally nurturing its fragile eco-system.

Battle between chemical and organic fertilizer lobbies

April 4, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Bhopal Apr 4 (ANI): A battle of wits is being waged between the lobbies pitching for organic agriculture and those who stick to the current formulae of chemical fertilizer-pesticides usage.

Farewell Jassal

March 16, 2011 at 7:35 PM

New Delhi, Mar.16 (ANI): Nobody quite tied his pagdi (turban) as perfectly as Raminder Jassal. Each pleat ran parallel and was tucked tight, and even at the end of a 12-hour workday, the pug was in place and he was ready to go on camera as if he had just tied his turban.

US fear of terrorists grabbing Pak nukes overlooks bigger threat of nuclear war with India

March 9, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Washington, Mar 9(ANI): The United States' anticipation that terrorists may acquire nuclear weaponry from Pakistan overlooks the greater threat of a nuclear conflict with India, the panelists of the event "Nuclear Security in Pakistan: Issues and Implications" have said.

Social activists demand fullproof Ombudsman Bill to curb corruption

February 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, Feb.27 (ANI): Prominent social activists such as Anna Hazare and ex-cop Kiran Bedi have demanded that the government introduce an Ombudsman Bill at the earliest to curb the spread of corruption in Indian society.

'The Bomb' or more or better weapons no panacea for Pak's existential problems: Expert

February 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Even if Pakistan surpasses India in the nuclear weapon number-game, this feat will neither make Pakistan "more secure" nor will it make the nation "more capable of facing current existential challenges", a Pakistani nuclear physicist and political-defence analyst has pointed out.

PM condoles demise of K. Subrahmanyam

February 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the death of prominent security expert K. Subrahmanyam.

Vice President Ansari condoles demise of K. Subrahmanyam

February 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has condoled the demise of K. Subrahmanyam, the doyen of the strategic affairs community in India, a distinguished former civil servant and a prolific writer.

Vice President Ansari condoles demise of K. Subrahmanyam

February 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has condoled the demise of K. Subrahmanyam, the doyen of the strategic affairs community in India, a distinguished former civil servant and a prolific writer.

India's strategic affairs guru K. Subrahmanyam dead

February 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM

New Delhi, Feb.2 (ANI): One of India's well known analysts on strategic affairs, K. Subrahmanyam died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday night. He was 82.

HUNDREDS PROTEST IN INDIAN CAPITAL AGAINST CORRUPTION

January 31, 2011 at 10:52 AM

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Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Governor suspends Information Commissioner Tiwari

January 20, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Mumbai, Jan 20 (ANI): Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has suspended Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari for his alleged role in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai.

ED issues notice to suspended Madhya Pradesh IAS couple

January 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued notices to suspended Madhya Pradesh Indian Administrative Service (IAS) couple Arvind and Tinu Joshi for allegedly violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

Adarsh scam: Maha Governor makes reference to Supreme Court for Tiwari's suspension

January 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Tuesday made a reference to the Supreme Court for suspension of Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari for his alleged role in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai.

Adarsh Society scam: Ex-bureaucrat Tiwari to meet Maharashtra Governor

January 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Mumbai, Jan 16 (ANI): Ramanand Tiwari, the tainted former bureaucrat in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, will meet Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan today.

Maharashtra Cabinet recommends removal of Tiwari as Information Commissioner

January 11, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Mumbai, Jan 11 (ANI): The Maharashtra Cabinet has recommended the removal of Ramanand Tiwari as the state's Information Commissioner following allegations of withholding information on the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai.

Prithviraj Chavan announces judicial probe into Adarsh scam

January 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Mumbai, Jan 8(ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday announced a judicial probe into the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Army fully cooperating in Adarsh scam: Army Chief

January 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Army Chief General VK Singh on Thursday said the army is fully cooperating with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai.

Adarsh scam: Information Commissioner Tiwari's leave application rejected

January 5, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Mumbai, Jan 5 (ANI): Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Wednesday refused to grant leave to Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, whose son owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai.

Adarsh scam: Information Commissioner Tiwari goes on leave, won't quit

January 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Mumbai, Jan 5 (ANI): Maharashtra Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, whose son owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, has submitted his leave application to the State Governor, amid a demand by the opposition for his ouster.

Adarsh society scam: Former IAS officer Subhash Lalla resigns

January 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Mumbai, Jan 3 (ANI): Former IAS officer Subhash Lalla has resigned as a member of Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission following allegations of his involvement in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.

Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Govt. asks two bureaucrats to resign

December 28, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government has sought resignations of two bureaucrats for their alleged role in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Bombay High Court pulls up Maharashtra Govt. over Adarsh scam

December 21, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Mumbai, Dec 21 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra Government over the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam saying it is 'a clear-cut case of manipulation' by its officers in which everybody who was supposed to clear the file was 'gifted' a flat.

Adarsh Society to file reply in Bombay High Court

December 6, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Mumbai, Dec 6 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Monday will hear a plea against the controversial Adarsh Housing Society on the environment violation.

Kashmir: The media myths and the reality

December 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM

New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): For those looking at the state from outside, Kashmir is an enigma. It represents a complex mosaic of thoughts and emotions, of diverse beliefs and opinions about its status - past, present and future.

Kashmir: The media myths and the reality

December 4, 2010 at 12:05 PM

New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): For those looking at the state from outside, Kashmir is an enigma. It represents a complex mosaic of thoughts and emotions, of diverse beliefs and opinions about its status - past, present and future.ery often inherent contradictions in the postures of the vast number of stakeholders who aspire to become masters of the region's destiny cloud the core issues. This cycle is showing no signs of abating.

Handless Kargil war soldier threatens suicide over Pak Army, govt's apathy

November 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Lahore, Nov 13 (ANI): A Pakistani Army soldier, who participated in the Kargil War against India and lost his hands, is planning to commit suicide along with his wife and children due to the apathy and negligence of the government authorities and the army.

CBI likely to file case in Adarsh Housing scam today

November 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file a case in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam today.

Defence Ministry will not cover up Adarsh scam: Antony

November 11, 2010 at 4:55 PM

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday said his ministry will not cover up the 'Adarsh Housing Society' scam, but initiate strict action against all those found guilty or allegedly involved in it.

Alliance with Congress in Maharashtra would continue: Praful Patel

November 2, 2010 at 8:40 PM

New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday said the alliance with Congress in Maharashtra would continue even if there is a change of guard in the Congress leadership in the wake of the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Chidambaram to visit Kashmir for two days

October 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will undertake a two-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir from today.

Kashmir gets first snowfall of 2010, heavy rains lash valley

October 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Srinagar, Oct. 22 (ANI): Temperatures dropped in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after the region's upper reaches received the first snowfall of the 2010 winter season, and heavy rains lashed the rest of the valley.

Drogpa tribals in Kargil claim to be descendents of Aryans

October 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.14 (ANI): Drogpa tribals, who reside in the villages near Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil District, claim to be the descendants of Aryan race.

PML-N files charge sheet against Musharraf, demands trial for treason

October 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has issued a 16-point charge sheet against former President Pervez Musharraf, demanding that the former president be brought back through Interpol and tried under Article 6 of the constitution, a TV channel has reported.

Musharraf admits that Pakistan trained militant groups against India (Lead: Musharaff)

October 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and head of the newly established All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), has admitted that Pakistan had trained underground militant groups to fight in Kashmir.

Ad spent on Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary could have gone to Leh: BJP

August 20, 2010 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressing concern over the suffering of the Leh cloudburst victims on Friday said the funds being spent on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary could have been used for the people affected in the flash floods.

Centre will do everything possible for rehabilitation of Leh cloudburst victims: PM

August 17, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 17 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday said the focus should now shift to restoration of public services and rehabilitation of the Leh cloudburst victims, assuring that no efforts would be spared by the Central Government in this regard.

The loneliness of Ladakh

August 17, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Leh, Aug.17 (ANI): Less than two weeks ago the word 'Ladakh' evoked images of a spectacular wind-swept land of an unmatched beauty nestling amongst the great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River Valley.

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir - The External Dimension

August 17, 2010 at 4:21 PM

New Delhi, Aug.17 (ANI): Since the day the Radcliffe Award was announced, Pakistan has tried every trick in the book to wrest Kashmir from India. Whether it was to send in 'raiders' in 1947 or 'infiltrators' in 1965, whether it was training and sending in 'militants' since the late 1980s or Kargil in 1999, Pakistan has pursued a single-minded policy on Kashmir.

Pak Army hands over an unidentified body to Indian Army

August 12, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Kargil, Aug.12 (ANI): The Pakistan Army handed over an unidentified body to the Indian Army at the Kargil Line of Control on Thursday afternoon.

Forget Kashmiri politics: Natural disasters need prompt attention

August 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM

New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): While the separatists and political leaders of Kashmir are busy deciphering the statements made by the Prime Minister following his meeting with the All Party Delegation and finding ways and means to derail his noble initiative, the Armed Forces and the civil administration in Jammu and Kashmir are engaged in a grim battle against nature's fury which has hit parts of Leh and nearby areas. .

Indian Army carries rescue operation in cloudburst-hit Leh

August 9, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Leh, Aug 9 (ANI): The Indian Army personnel on Monday rescued 317 tourists both domestic and foreign, along the Leh - Srinagar and Leh - Manali axis as part of the on going rescue and relief operations in cloudburst-hit Leh.

Rescue and relief operation continues in full swing in Leh

August 8, 2010 at 9:44 PM

New Delhi, Aug.8 (ANI): The Government on Sunday stated that the rescue and relief operation was being carried out in full swing in the devastated Leh.

Over 500 people still missing in Leh flashfloods

August 7, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Leh, Aug. 7 (ANI): While over 500 people were feared to be missing on Saturday due to yesterday's flashfloods that devastated Leh, the death toll is expected to rise further, as there are many people still trapped in the region.

103 dead, 370 injured in flash floods in Leh (Final lead: Leh)

August 6, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): At least 103 people were killed and over 370 others injured in cloudburst related floods in the Choglumsar area near Leh in Ladakh.

80 dead, 300 injured in flash floods in Leh (Lead: Leh)

August 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): At least 80 people were killed and 300 injured in cloudburst related floods in the Choglumsar area near Leh in Ladakh.

PM expresses grief over loss of lives in Leh flash floods

August 6, 2010 at 3:21 PM

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday expressed shock and grief over the loss of life and property in cloudburst related floods in the Choglumsar area near Leh in Ladakh, and sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each to the kin of each of the deceased.

Cloudbursts in Leh, kill over 50, many declared missing

August 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): Over fifty people have been reported killed and many more still trapped or missing following cloudbursts in parts of Leh on Thursday night.

People in Drass demand basic healthcare facilities in hospitals

August 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Drass (Jammu and Kashmir), August 1 (ANI): People in Jammu and Kashmir's Drass area have demanded basic healthcare facilities in the government hospitals, as they are facing difficulties in getting proper medical help.

Indian Air Force officers begins an expedition to Himalayan region

July 30, 2010 at 7:28 PM

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Officers of the Indian Air Force began a 16-day expedition from New Delhi to the Himalayan region on motorcycles on Friday.

Antony pays tribute to Kargil martyrs

July 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony led the nation in paying tributes to Kargil martyrs, on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, at Amar Jawan Jyoti in the national capital on Monday.

Centre to provide all assistance to protect every inch of country: Antony

July 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Monday said the central government would provide all assistance to the armed forces to protect every inch of the country.

Zardari calls for withdrawal of India-Pak troops from Siachen

July 24, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Lahore, July 24(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Indian and Pakistani troops from Siachen glacier should be pulled out, and the border conflict should be resolved amicably.

Visually impaired women craft traditional wristbands for 'Rakshabandhan'

July 23, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Mumbai, July 23 (ANI): The visually impaired women here are crafting 'Rakhi', or traditional wristbands, for the upcoming Hindu sibling festival of 'Rakshabandhan' under the banner of the National Association for the Blind (NAB).

Kargil residents demand construction of Zojila Pass tunnel

July 17, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Srinagar, July 17 (ANI): Residents of Kargil here demanded the construction of a tunnel at the strategically located Zojila Pass to stay connected to Leh round the year.

Pallam Raju calls for maintaining edge in conventional warfare

July 7, 2010 at 9:48 PM

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Wednesday called upon the Armed Forces to maintain the edge in conventional warfare.

Iranian delegation visits Kashmir to promote educational and cultural ties

June 7, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir), June 7 (ANI): A seven-member Iranian delegation is currently on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil District to strengthen the age-old cultural ties between the two countries and promote educational activities in the region.

Residents of Kargil hopeful of PM's visit

June 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Kargil, June 6 (ANI): Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district are looking forward with expectation towards the proposed visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Pakistan must stop supporting terrorism for talks to succeed: Farooq Abdullah

June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah has asked Pakistan to stop supporting anti-India militant groups if it wants the Indo-Pak dialogue to succeed.

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