Track II Diplomacy:Geelani Opens Door To Yashwant Sinha Led Team

SRINAGAR: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday led a five-member delegation to meet separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar. The team, which includes former bureaucrat Wajahat Habibullah, who has served in Jammu and Kashmir, ex-Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, journalist Bharat Bhushan and activist Sushobha […]

BJP Disowns Delegation

NEW DELHI:The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday distanced itself from the meeting between Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and a delegation led by its leader Yashwant Sinha, saying the party has nothing to do with it.  “It is not a BJP delegation. BJP has nothing to do with this,” party National […]

Hurriyat Conference Not Against Dialogue: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday said they were not against dialogue but wanted the issue to be resolved through meaningful tripartite talks involving New Delhi, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir. “Let me make it absolutely clear, as far as Hurriyat is concerned, whether (Syed Ali Shah) Geelani, (Yasin) Malik or […]

Day 109: Eerie Calm Prevails As Hartal Continues

Srinagar: Srinagar city Tuesday continued to witness increased movement of traffic even as normal life continued to remain affected in the rest of the Valley due to separatist-sponsored strike. In Civil Lines and uptown area of the Srinagar, extra-ordinary movement of private transport and pedestrians was once again seen since early morning but all the […]

3 Schools Set Ablaze

Srinagar: Three school buildings were set ablaze by unknown persons in Kashmir over the past 24 hours, setting alarm bells ringing among authorities who have decided to step up security around educational institutions. A government school was set ablaze by unknown persons in the wee hours of Tuesday in Noorbagh area of the city but […]

Mysterious fire incidents unnerve Kashmir

Srinagar: A day after a shrine and a Masjid were mysteriously gutted in north Kashmir’s Sopore, a shrine was gutted in Ganderbal on October 21. Exactly a month before these twin-incidents, on September 21, by the time firefighting was underway at Islamia Hanfia Educational Institute Anantnag, the Government Middle School in Vihil Shopian was equally […]

Reminiscent of 1990s:Paramilitary to encamp Srinagar’s downtown again

Srinagar: In the wake of recent spurt in militant attacks, particularly the recent strike owned by the Al Umar Mujahideen, the government is planning to encamp more Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and other paramilitary forces in old city or the Shahre-e-Khaas here, dragging the summer capital towards reminiscent of 1990s, when bunkers and other […]

CM Chairs Unified Headquarters Meeting

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday called for immediate de-escalation of the situation along the borders to put an end to the miseries of the people. “Ways and means shall have to be explored immediately to bring an end to the sufferings of the hapless people subjected to immense miseries over the […]

‘RSS Formenting Trouble In J&K’

JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Frooq Abdullah on Tuesday slammed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for creating tension between Hindus and Muslims by holding rallies in different areas of the Jammu region. Abdullah said the restive situation in Kashmir is yet to be resolved, and the RSS rallies are brewing tension in Jammu. […]

Pak Summons Indian Envoy Over ‘Truce Violations’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against “ceasefire violations” along the Working Boundary, the Foreign Office here said. Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was summoned by the Director General (South Asia and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). A strong protest was lodged against the unprovoked ceasefire […]

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