6 Militants Killed In ‘Open Field’ In Tral

SRINAGAR — Six militants were killed in a brief encounter in an open field at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.  Thousands of people participated in the funeral of the militants even as authorities snapped internet in Awantipora area and suspended train services were suspended to south Kashmir.    A senior police officer […]

150 Militants Operating In South Kashmir: Army 

SRINAGAR — There are around 150 militants operating in south Kashmir and mostly are locals, army said on Saturday.   Addressing media after culmination of a gunfight at Tral, leading to the killing of six militants, army’s GOC Victor Force, Major General Jhonson P Mathew said the situation in South Kashmir was “stable but fragile.”  “We had […]

India Only Talking Through Barrel Of Gun: JRL 

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership of Kashmir on Saturday denounced the policy of “killing and repression adopted by  Indian authorities and said that the ongoing bloodshed at the hands of government forces amounts to systematic genocide of Kashmiries.” The JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhmmmad Yasin Malik, (who is currently under […]

5 CRPF Men, Cop Injured In Anantnag Grenade Attack

SRINAGAR — Five paramilitary CRPF personnel and a policeman were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Anantnag district on Saturday, police said. “The incident occurred when the militants among a crowd lobbed a grenade at the (government) forces in Arwani area of Bijbehara,” a police spokesperson said. Five CRP personnel sustained injuries along with […]

United Nations ‘Reiterates’ Its Position On Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS —  United Nations has reiterated  its position on Kashmir, underlining that “there is an observer group as mandated by the Security Council.” A UN spokesperson also confirmed that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s phone call to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres centered on Kashmir.  “I can confirm to you that the phone call did happen and […]

Uttarakhand Tragedy: Body Of Missing Bla Labourer Found, Toll 8

SRINAGAR — The search for the missing labourer from Baramulla district of north Kashmir from under the debris of a landslide at Bansbada area of Uttarakhand ended at around 1800 hours on Saturday with the recovery of his body.    Bodies of seven labourers from Baramulla district were recovered yesterday and one person was missing […]

GST Council Cuts Rates On 23 Items:TVs To Become Cheaper

NEW DELHI — In a Christmas bonanza to the common man, the GST Council Saturday reduced tax rates on 23 goods and services, including movie tickets, TV and monitor screens and power banks, and exempted frozen and preserved vegetables from the levy. The reduced rates are likely to come into effect from January 1, 2019, […]

‘Modi Unmade India’: Yaswant  

NEW DELHI — GDP numbers are misleading, RBI’s autonomy is in extreme danger and demonetisation is the biggest banking scam, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha claims in his new book. He also says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of self-employment is a “distraction from the more serious issue of unemployment and underemployment”. Sinha, who […]

Govt Firm On Triple Talaq Law: Modi

AHMEDABAD — Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated on Saturday his government’s commitment to bring a law on triple talaq to ensure that rights of women are protected. He was addressing the valedictory session of the two-day national convention of BJP women’s wing in Gandhinagar.  “We have made efforts to ensure that women from all walks […]

Village Courts Not Established Despite Legislation Unfair: HC   

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has termed ‘very unfair and unreasonable” on part of the Government not to establish village courts at grass root level despite passing of legislation four years ago. Hearing a public Interest Litigation, a division bench headed by chief justice said it was very unfortunate that despite the legislation […]