Mehbooba Faces Friendly Fire, Baig Asks Her To Quit

NEW DELHI: Muzaffar Baig, senior PDP leader and former deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday suggested that if CM Mehbooba Mufti feels she cannot control the situation in Kashmir then she should step down. “If she comes to a conclusion that she is not getting enough support and she cannot deliver on […]

SC Entertains PIL On Separatists Funding

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it “shares the same feelings” as a PIL, seeking to declare as “unconstitutional and illegal” the alleged release of government funds to Jammu and Kashmir-based separatists, as it agreed to hear the matter next week. When a lawyer sought urgent hearing of his plea and alleged that the […]

Rajnath Rubbishes ‘Tough Stand’ Reports On Separatists

NEW DELHI: In sharp contrast to its earlier stand, the government on Wednesday clarified that it has not turned the heat on separatist leaders in Kashmir. According to The Times of India report, Rajnath Singh had said that media reports of tough action against Hurriyat members was incorrect. According to an IANS report, Minister of […]

Trust Will Not Fall From Heaven In Kashmir: Yechury

NEW DELHI: Cultivating trust in Jammu and Kashmir is not ‘manna’ (heavenly gift) but needs “tangible and concrete actions” like constituting a small group of MPs to constantly and periodically interact with all stakeholders, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has said. Yechury, who has been part of all-party delegations that have visited Kashmir since 2008, candidly […]

Protest Rallies, Shutdown Continues In Restive Kashmir

Srinagar: The 62nd day of ongoing civil uprising in Kashmir was marked with protest rallies and clashes amid shutdown and restrictions in which several protesters were injured. The areas falling under five police station areas of Old City including MR Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and Nowhatta continue to reel under restrictions. Hundreds of forces […]

JK Govt stops ads to Kashmir Observer

Srinagar: Amid over two months of chronic siege and protests in restive Kashmir, the state government has festered crises for some local newspapers through abrupt blockade of advertisements, which the dailies are otherwise entitled to. This holds true at least for Kashmir Observer. Even though the government claims that its offices are functional and advertisements are […]

APD Charade Demonstrates Political And Policy Myopia Of The Centre

It would be facile to state that the All Party Delegation’s (APD) visit to Kashmir and its consequent deliberations constituted a futile exercise. This much is the obvious.  If it carried any merit or value, it lay in what is called as “trotting out an old chestnut”-that is, an idea or theme that has been […]

Kashmiri Students Meet Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday met a group of students from Jammu and Kashmir, studying in various universities in the country, and assured them that difficulties being faced by them with regard to academics will be resolved soon. Four days ago, Singh had turned a good samaritan for a group of students from […]

Pak can’t pick and choose terror groups to go after: US

Washington: In a blunt message, the US Thursday told Pakistan it cannot “pick and choose” the terrorist groups it goes after and has to target militants who seek to harm its neighbours by taking refuge on its territory. The US also rejected 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeeds remarks that America and India have joined […]

MANUU Gets Kashmiri as Student’s Head

Hyderabad: A Kashmiri student of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad has been elected as the head of the students’ union in the recently held election.  Tajamul Islam, a Ph.D. scholar, hails from Arin village of Bandipora district,did his masters in English Literature from Kashmir University before moving to Hyderabad. This is for the first […]

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