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J&K: What is the ground situation, now?

21 Sep 2019

J&K: What is the ground situation, now?

In the first week of August, the Narendra Modi-led Centre fulfilled one of the core ideologies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by abrogating Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

16 Sep 2019

Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover since August 5, might soon get a sigh of relief, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.

Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

14 Aug 2019

Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

In a major relief for residents of Jammu, the restrictions which government imposed days ago have been completely lifted, a top police official said on Wednesday.

Democracy's festival? Less than 1% voters got inked in Pulwama

08 May 2019

Democracy's festival? Less than 1% voters got inked in Pulwama

While 51 constituencies cast their votes on Monday, during the fifth phase of polls, fear of terrorists ensured voters didn't turn up at polling booths in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

Terrorist Burhan Wani's last aide, seen in viral picture, killed

03 May 2019

Terrorist Burhan Wani's last aide, seen in viral picture, killed

The last terrorist seen in Hizbul Mujahideen ex-chief Burhan Wani's photo, which went viral four years ago, was killed in an encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday, said reports.

Security forces have always motivated me, says Afzal Guru's son

05 Mar 2019

Security forces have always motivated me, says Afzal Guru's son

At a time when radicalization of Kashmiri youth poses a huge problem for India, Afzal Guru's son serves as an inspiration.

Kashmir: Close aide of Zakir Musa among six terrorists killed

22 Dec 2018

Kashmir: Close aide of Zakir Musa among six terrorists killed

On Saturday, six terrorists, including a close aide of Zakir Musa, Jammu and Kashmir's most-wanted terrorist, were killed in an encounter with Indian security forces.

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

10 Dec 2018

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

Wanted terrorist could be hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded

06 Dec 2018

Wanted terrorist could be hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded

A high alert has been sounded in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab after intelligence reports claimed wanted terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area.

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

11 Nov 2018

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistani Government must to do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns to make way for a process of engagement on Kashmir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said.

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

28 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early. It was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance, says Qureshi

25 Sep 2018

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance, says Qureshi

India's reluctance to hold talks with Pakistan doesn't mean Islamabad will close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, days after Delhi canceled the Foreign Minister-level meeting in New York.

Pakistan's opposition holds Khan-government responsible for 'diplomatic debacle' with India

24 Sep 2018

Pakistan's opposition holds Khan-government responsible for 'diplomatic debacle' with India

Pakistan's two major opposition parties have questioned the "haste" shown by PM Imran Khan in making efforts to mend ties with India and held him responsible for "diplomatic debacle", saying he should have done his "homework" before approaching for the meeting.

Sushma Swaraj reaches New York to attend 73rd UNGA session

23 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj reaches New York to attend 73rd UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has reached New York to represent India at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

After talks called off, Imran Khan slams "arrogant" India

22 Sep 2018

After talks called off, Imran Khan slams "arrogant" India

After India called off bilateral talks between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart, Pakistan PM Imran Khan, on Saturday, hit out at India's "arrogant and negative response".

India calls off Sushma-Qureshi meeting over policemen's killing in J&K

21 Sep 2018

India calls off Sushma-Qureshi meeting over policemen's killing in J&K

India today called off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York, citing the "brutal" killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the release of postal stamps glorifying Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.

Who is Riyaz Naikoo, Kashmir's most wanted and dreaded terrorist

01 Sep 2018

Who is Riyaz Naikoo, Kashmir's most wanted and dreaded terrorist

After the abduction and release of kin of policemen in Kashmir, Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, largely known as a 'moderate' terrorist, has taken the centerstage.

Local youths joining militant groups in Kashmir highest since 2010

26 Aug 2018

Local youths joining militant groups in Kashmir highest since 2010

Dangerous trends have started surfacing on the militancy front in J&K with nearly 130 youths joining various terror outfits this year, the highest since 2010, and a majority of them affiliating themselves with groups ideologically aligned with the al-Qaeda.

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

06 Aug 2018

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

The SC has adjourned its scheduled hearing on Article 35A to the last week of August as protests continued to rock Kashmir.

Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing

05 Aug 2018

Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra suspended amid protests before SC hearing

The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for two days as separatists called for a two-day shutdown in Kashmir over the upcoming SC hearing on Article 35A.

Two months after 'Burhan Boys' killed, terrorists release another group-photo

16 Jul 2018

Two months after 'Burhan Boys' killed, terrorists release another group-photo

Two months after security forces eliminated all 11 men seen in the 'Burhan's Boys' photo, terrorists have released another, this time with 14 men posing with guns.

IPS officer's brother among new recruits to join Hizbul Mujahideen

09 Jul 2018

IPS officer's brother among new recruits to join Hizbul Mujahideen

In what is bound to give sleepless nights to security forces, the terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen released photographs of its new recruits on the death anniversary of its poster boy Burhan Wani.

Amarnath Yatra suspended for a day on Wani's death anniversary

08 Jul 2018

Amarnath Yatra suspended for a day on Wani's death anniversary

On the occasion of Burhan Wani's death anniversary, authorities have suspended the Amarnath Yatra today.

Sena slams BJP-PDP breakup; says BJP starting 'election politics' again

26 Jun 2018

Sena slams BJP-PDP breakup; says BJP starting 'election politics' again

The Shiv Sena today slammed the BJP over the BJP-PDP break-up in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the BJP of again starting "election politics" in J&K.

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

22 Jun 2018

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's book has sparked a controversy of sorts in which he backed former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf's views that Kashmiris would prefer independence, if given a chance.

'Azadi' isn't possible, you can't fight army: Rawat to Kashmiris

10 May 2018

'Azadi' isn't possible, you can't fight army: Rawat to Kashmiris

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has urged Kashmiri youths to understand "azadi" isn't possible and that it's a futile fight. "You can't fight the army," he said.

Why are terrorists heroes for liberal media?

08 May 2018

Why are terrorists heroes for liberal media?

Two days back, Indian Army eliminated a certain terrorist called Mohammed Rafi Bhat. Forces brought along his family to convince him to surrender, but he didn't yield. In my humble view, he died the death he deserved.

All 10 terrorists who posed with Burhan Wani killed

07 May 2018

All 10 terrorists who posed with Burhan Wani killed

Two years ago, Burhan Wani's killing triggered a wave of violence in restive Kashmir, which eventually led to the deaths of more than 100 civilians and security personnel.

CRPF to use chilli bombs, tear gas instead of pellet-guns

26 Apr 2018

CRPF to use chilli bombs, tear gas instead of pellet-guns

After pellet guns grevously injured several Kashmiris in 2016 post Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's encounter death, Indian paramilitary forces are considering to employ non-dangerous ways to manage crowds in the Valley.

Authorities miss deadline for digitization of land-records in Jammu, Srinagar

01 Apr 2018

Authorities miss deadline for digitization of land-records in Jammu, Srinagar

Authorities in Jammu and Srinagar have failed to meet the deadline set to complete the first phase of a project to digitize the land records in the two districts, and they now aim to complete the project by March next year.

Heightened India-Pakistan tension over Jadhav, soldiers' killing

27 Dec 2017

Heightened India-Pakistan tension over Jadhav, soldiers' killing

Last year, India-Pakistan relations were tense. Friction had risen after the January'16 Pathankot attack, which was followed by the Burhan Wani fallout, Uri attack, "surgical strikes", increased ceasefire violations and terror activities.

Provide evidence against Saeed, his son-in-law tells India

29 Nov 2017

Provide evidence against Saeed, his son-in-law tells India

Khalid Waleed, the son-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has told India to provide evidence against Saeed rather than crying on America's shoulders.

J&K Stone Pelting: Centre may withdraw cases against first-time offenders

21 Nov 2017

J&K Stone Pelting: Centre may withdraw cases against first-time offenders

The Centre is expected to announce an amnesty scheme under which cases would be withdrawn against first-time offenders engaging in stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley.

90% dip in stone-pelting incidents 'thanks to the Kashmiri people'

13 Nov 2017

90% dip in stone-pelting incidents 'thanks to the Kashmiri people'

2017 seems to have brought a new lease of life to Kashmir. Stone-pelting incidents have come down by as much as 90%, says J&K DGP SP Vaid.

431 Pakistani Hindus get long-term visas in India

30 Oct 2017

431 Pakistani Hindus get long-term visas in India

As many as 431 Pakistani nationals, mostly Hindus, have been granted long-term visas by the Indian government, thus making them eligible for Aadhaar cards, PAN cards, and buying property.

Rajnath: Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to be J&K interlocutor

23 Oct 2017

Rajnath: Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to be J&K interlocutor

To address strife-torn J&K's problems, Union HM Rajnath Singh announced that former Intelligence Bureau (IB) director Dineshwar Sharma will initiate dialogue in the insurgency-hit state.

Kashmir is 'The Warmest Place On Earth', says new ad

27 Sep 2017

Kashmir is 'The Warmest Place On Earth', says new ad

What is most remarkable about Jammu and Kashmir? Violence? Its paradisiacal beauty? No. According to the state government, it is the hospitality of its locals.

Zakir Musa: Won't rest till India is "liberated"

24 Sep 2017

Zakir Musa: Won't rest till India is "liberated"

The Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a Kashmir-based al Qaeda affiliate led by former Hizbul Mujahideen leader Zakir Musa, has issued a statement that they will not rest until "occupied Hindustan" is "liberated."

Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa will "liberate" India from "cow-worshipping" Modi

01 Sep 2017

Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa will "liberate" India from "cow-worshipping" Modi

One day before Bakra Eid, al-Qaeda's Kashmir head Zakir Musa has released a 20-minute audio message on YouTube channel Ansar Ghazwa.