Ban On Jamaat: Mehbooba Leads Protest, Threatens Stir Until Decision Revoked

SRINAGAR — PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday led a protest rally of her party in Anantnag district against the Centre’s ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly having “close ties with militant outfits” and demanded revocation of the decision. The former state chief minister led scores of her party activists at the rally […]

Punjab Blasts: NIA Arrests Pulwama Youth 

SRINAGAR — National Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested a youth from Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district for alleged his involvement in a grenade blast at Jalandhar area of Punjab in September last year.  The NIA claimed involvement of Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH) headed by Zakir Musa in the four grenade blasts in which one policeman […]

HC Notice To Centre, J&K On Zojila Tunnel Construction  

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Union of India, State Government and Managing Director National Highway Development Corporation Limited on a petition, seeking among others directions to the government to complete the Zojila Tunnel construction on priority and clear all documentary woks before April. A bench of Justices […]

One-Sided Peace Overtures Emboldening Modi: Salahuddin To Pak

SRINAGAR — United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin on Wednesday said the Kashmir dispute, not the “so-called terrorism” is the root cause of the prevailing war-like situation in India and Pakistan. Syed Salahuddin, who is also the chief of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, in a statement, accused New Delhi of diverting the attention from the core issue by beating […]

ECI To Decide On Simultaneous Polls In J&K After Meeting MHA Again

NEW DELHI — The Election Commission (ECI) would call Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other top officials the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for consultation—second time in less than a month—to firm up its view on whether to hold Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir simultaneously, officials said. The meeting to be […]

Pak Has Mobilised Additional Troops Along LoC: Indian Army

NEW DELHI — Amid heightened Indo-Pak tension, security establishment on Wednesday said that Pakistan has mobilised additional troops and military equipment from its frontier with Afghanistan to forward positions in several sensitive sectors along the LoC in Kashmir. The Indian Army on Wednesday also issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying any further provocation or […]

Pak Confiscates Seminaries, Assets Of JuD, FIF

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Wednesday intensified its crackdown against the banned organisations and took control of several seminaries and assets belonging Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). The confiscation of properties of JuD and FIF comes after Pakistan formally placed them in the list of banned organisations on Tuesday. According to […]

Farooq Expresses Distress Over Situation In Kashmir

NEW DELHI — Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah Wednesday expressed distress over situation in Kashmir, saying the youths in the Valley have “gone astray” and he struggles to think of ways they will be pulled back to normal life. Abdullah also condemned Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy’s statement in which he favoured a call for the boycott […]

Satellite images show madrasa buildings still standing in Balakot:Report

NEW DELHI:- High-resolution satellite images reviewed by Reuters show that an alleged school run by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in northeastern Pakistan appears to be still standing days after India claimed its warplanes had hit the group’s “training camp” on the site and killed a large number of militants. The images produced by Planet Labs Inc, a San Francisco-based private satellite operator, show […]

Only Talks Will Address Issues: JRL Tells GoI   

SRINAGAR — Talks and not “authoritarianism” is solution to issues, Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Wednesday. In a joint statement, the JRL said that the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, arrest of hundreds of its leaders and cadres, the assault on the State’s hereditary state subject […]

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