‘Just Work It Out’: Trump Repeats Kashmir Offer

‘Just Work It Out’: Trump Repeats Kashmir Offer

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump said he discussed Kashmir with the top leadership of India and Pakistan during his meetings with them and offered to help with “arbitration or mediation” on the issue to the two nuclear-armed neighbours, who have to “work it out”. Trump’s comments came a day after he met Prime […]

Life in Kashmir On Freeze as Shutdown Continues

Life in Kashmir On Freeze as Shutdown Continues

SRINAGAR –  Students stayed away from schools, markets remained shut and public transport stayed off the roads in the valley on Thursday as the shutdown over the Centre’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status continued, officials said. Classes were not held in most schools across Kashmir as students did not turn up due […]

Doval Gives Go Ahead To Anti-militancy Ops

Doval Gives Go Ahead To Anti-militancy Ops

SRINAGAR – National Security Advisor Ajit Doval chaired a high-level meeting here on Thursday during which he directed security officials to intensify anti-militancy operations but ensure that there is no collateral damage to civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Doval, who was on a day-long visit to Srinagar and returned to the national capital […]

UK Opposition Calls for Int’l Intervention in Kashmir

UK Opposition Calls for Int’l Intervention in Kashmir

LONDON – The UK’s Opposition Labour Party on Wednesday passed an emergency motion on Kashmir calling for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to seek international observers to “enter” the region and demand the right of self-determination for its people. In contrast with the British government’s official stand of Kashmir being a bilateral issue between India and […]

Kashmir Was In ‘Mess’ Before Aug 5: Jaishankar

Kashmir Was In ‘Mess’ Before Aug 5: Jaishankar

NEW YORK – Kashmir was in a “mess” before August 5, the day when India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, asserting that the decision was taken to “try something very different” to change the economic and social landscape in the region. During an interactive session at think-tank Council […]

Tribunal Upholds Ban On JKLF

Tribunal Upholds Ban On JKLF

NEW DELHI – A tribunal of the Delhi High Court has upheld the ban imposed on Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Home Ministry said. The ban on JKLF-Yasin was upheld by the tribunal headed by Justice Chander Shekhar, a Judge of the Delhi High Court, a […]

Sikh Groups Protest Against Kashmir Lockdown

Sikh Groups Protest Against Kashmir Lockdown

NEW DELHI – Several Sikh organisations on Thursday staged a protest march here demanding the government lift restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir imposed after revocations of the special status of the state. The protesters, many of whom were from Punjab, started the march from Rakabganj Gurudwara and moved towards Jantar Mantar. They were, however, stopped […]

PDD Privatisation: Employees On Strike

PDD Privatisation: Employees On Strike

SRINAGAR – The Power Development Department (PDD) offices across the Valley remained shut for the third consecutive day with the employees of the department staging protest in the premises of Chief Engineer’s Office in Srinagar to press for their demands. The employees under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Power Employees Coordination Committee (JKPECC) had […]

Shallow Tremor Rocks Quake-hit Mirpur

Shallow Tremor Rocks Quake-hit Mirpur

MIRPUR (PAKISTAN) – A shallow tremor sent terrified people running into the streets in northeastern Pakistan on Thursday, days after a powerful quake killed 38 people, flattened thousands of homes and destroyed infrastructure and roads in the same area. The quake rattled already frayed nerves in the city of Mirpur in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, as fears […]

Modi Turned Nehru’s ‘Injustice’ Into ‘Justice’ On Art 370: BJP

Modi Turned Nehru’s ‘Injustice’ Into ‘Justice’ On Art 370: BJP

GWALIOR –  The BJP on Thursday targeted first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru over Article 370, saying he did “injustice” to Jammu and Kashmir by according special status to the state under the controversial provision of the Constitution, but it has now been corrected by the Centre. Party spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain said Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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