HC Decries Stakeholders’ Apathy on Sonamarg’s Environmental Degradation

Srinagar—Regretting “apathy” by stakeholders in environmental degradation of Sonamarg, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday sought report on glaciers, ambient air quality, water as well as manner in which effluents were treated in the golden meadow. “Sonamarg area, is evident has suffered environmental degradation because of apathy on part of stake holders,” said […]

Rajnath Suggests ‘5-Cs’ for K Resolution

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday suggested ‘five-Cs’ — Compassion, Communication, Coexistence, Confidence building and Consistency — for attaining the ‘permanent solution of Kashmir issue.’ The Home Minister said there was lot of speculation when he spoke about permanent solution to the problems of Kashmir. “Our permanent solution is based on five ‘C’s — […]

On Article 35A, a word from the home minister of India  

The home minister Rajnath Singh offered a long awaited assurance to Valley on the fate of Article 35A.  In his press conference, Singh said the central government would do nothing that goes against the sentiments of people of the state. “We won’t do anything that goes against the wishes and sentiments of people of Kashmir. […]

Rajnath Takes Stock of Security Situation in JK

Srinagar—Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a high-level meeting here.   Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and senior officials from civil administration, police, CRPF and intelligence agencies attended the meeting.   Singh was briefed about the prevailing situation in the Valley, an official […]

Rajnath Will Solve Kashmir Problems by Talking To People: BJP

Jammu—The BJP Sunday said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh had come to the Valley with an “open mind” and expressed confidence that his meetings would bring about a resolution to the problems in the strife-torn state.   “Singh has already said that he has come with an open heart and mind to talk to people. […]

2 Militants Killed in Shopian Encounter, Another Surrenders

Srinagar—Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were Sunday killed an encounter while another surrendered in Barbugh village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, Police said. The encounter raged between the forces and militants after specific information about the presence of militants in Barbugh village. Sources said that the forces cordoned off the area in the late evening hours […]

West Pakistan Refugees Challenge Article 35-A in SC

New Delhi-—Some refugees of West Pakistan, who had migrated to India during the 1947 partition, have moved the Supreme Court challenging Article 35A of the Constitution relating to special rights and privileges of permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.   The petition said there were around 3 lakh refugees from West Pakistan but those settled […]

Centre Allocates Funds For Bullet-Proof Vehicles For JK Cops

Srinagar—The Centre has allocated funds for the purchase of bullet-proof vehicles for Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said during his interaction with cops in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district Sunday.   His announcement comes in the wake of the killing of six police personnel, including SHO Feroz Ahmad, in Achabal area of […]

Manmohan Singh-led Group Arrives in Jammu

Jammu—Nearly five months since its formation, the policy and planning group of the Congress on Jammu and Kashmir, headed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, today held closed-door discussions with the leaders of the Congress and other oppositions parties.   Nearly 20 delegations representing cross-section of the society also met with the group, which included […]

‘BJP-PDP Govt Has Brought J&K Back to 1990s Chaos’

Jammu—Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir and the NDA-led Centre had taken the state back to 1990s when the law and order situation was at its worst.   “Since the BJP came to power in New Delhi and formed the coalition government with PDP in […]