OIC Keeps Kashmir Out Of Final Dispatch: Report

Srinagar: Even as Kashmir was conspicuously missing in the Abu Dhabi Declaration upon conclusion of 46th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in UAE capital, India on Saturday rejected a resolution on ‘Indian atrocities’ in Kashmir adopted by OIC meeting separately, terming the matter an “internal” issue. A special resolution […]

Kashmir Highway Reopens, Stranded Vehicles Allowed To Move

SRINAGAR—  Thousands of commuters, who were stranded at different places along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, resumed their journey Sunday as authorities restored the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, officials said. The 270-km strategic highway was closed for traffic on Saturday afternoon after landslides sent stones rolling from a hillock at […]

Ban On Jamaat Having Major Social Impact In Kashmir: Omar

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Sunday said the ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami “is having a major social impact” in Kashmir and appealed to the government to “urgently review” its decision to seal schools and mosques run by it. The central government put a ban on the Jamat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir […]

CEC To Pay 2-Day Visit To J&K To Asses State’s Poll Preparedness

NEW DELHI — Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will be paying a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir from Monday to assess the ground situation in the state for holding the Lok Sabha and assembly polls together. A poll panel team led by CEC Arora would also take stock of the state’s preparedness for the […]

Cong Slams Modi Govt Over OIC Resolution On J&K

NEW DELHI — The Congress on Sunday said the Modi government claims that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) inviting India to attend its plenary was a diplomatic success has fallen flat with the 57-nations grouping adopting a resolution that “supported” Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the OIC meeting in […]

Calling Those Who Question Veracity Of Balakot Strike, Anti-National Baffling: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said calling those who question the veracity of Balakot strikes ‘anti-national’ was baffling , but asked the opposition parties to not fall into the trap of changing the election discourse from pressing issues like unemployment and farmers distress. India conducted air strike in Balakot in […]

56-Hr Handwara Gunfight Over;5 Forces Personnel,2 Militants,Civilian Killed

SRINAGAR — Five forces personnel, including a CRPF officer, two militants, and a civilian were killed in a 56-hour gunfight in Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said the operation at Babagund area of Handwara took time as it posed considerable difficulties to the forces due to the topography […]

UK Labour leader Corbyn attacked while visiting London mosque

LONDON — UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been attacked by suspected Islamophobes outside a mosque in north London where he was attending an event meant to tackle negative stigma around Muslims in Britain. The Metropolitan Police said on Sunday that Corbyn was unhurt after the attack, which took place after a man assaulted the […]

PDP Protests Ban On Jamat-e-Islami

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday took out a protest march here against the Central government’s recent decision to ban Jamaat-e-Islami(JeI) Jammu and Kashmir. Various party leaders and activists assembled at party headquarters and tried to march towards Lal Chowk City Centre here, but were stopped by a large contingent of policemen near Sher-e-Kashmir Park. […]

CRPF Constable Electrocuted In Srinagar

SRINAGAR — A constable of  Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) was electrocuted to death on Saturday morning at Police Station Safa Kadal here after he slipped and fell on an electric heater.  He was identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir no. 075340659 of 161/battalion, son of Mir Alam Mir of Check Arsalan Bandipora presently posted at Police Station Safa […]