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J&K: Security forces gun down 2 terrorists in Bandipora

Srinagar: Security forces neutralised two terrorists in an encounter on Tuesday in Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir. The Army and the police in a joint operation had cordoned off the area to smoke out the two terrorists who were holed up and had opened fire, thus engaging in a heavy gunbattle early in the morning. A combing operation is underway to ensure no untoward elements are still present in the area. Earlier, a BSF head constable was killed and three other army men were injured in the early hours of MondayRead More


J&K: Pakistan provokes with multiple attacks along LoC, India hits back hard

Jammu: Heavy shelling was reported from the other side of the border along Line of Control area and some nearby sectors as Pakistani troops continued to violate the ceasefire. There have been multiple ceasefire violations in less than 24 hours and the Border Security Force (BSF) has been giving Pak rangers a ‘befitting reply’. “Heavy calibre weapons are being used by Pakistan. We are hitting them hard though. So far we have no casualties. Indian side responding befittingly,” said Defence PRO Manish Mehta. While the forces have not suffered anyRead More


US Warns Pakistan On Uri Terror Attack, Kerry Expresses Concern To Sharif

New York: In a stern message to Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his meeting with him in New York. “Don’t let terrorists use your territory as safe havens,” Kerry apparently told Sharif. He also expressed his strong concern at the terror strike on Uri Army base to the Pakistan Prime Minister. Sharif met John Kerry on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st UN General Assembly session. Sharif has urged the US to help resolve issues between Islamabad and New Delhi. The PakistanRead More


MIG 21 Overshoots Runway At Srinagar

New Delhi: A pilot flying MIG-21 overshot at runway at the Srinagar airport in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The MIG crashed on the runway while landing. The pilot managed to eject safely and no injury has been reported from the scene of the mishap. The runway has been reportedly damaged and no flights will be operated from that runway causing delay in flights. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0


Muslim Clerics Meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh Over Kashmir Unrest

New Delhi: A delegation of Muslim clerics met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to discuss the prevailing situation of Kashmir. Muslim clerics expressed their confidence in the central government and said that the Home Ministry will resolve the ongoing conflict in the Valley. Condemning opposition parties’ decision to meet the separatists in Kashmir, one of the Muslim clerics questioned, “Why talk to Hurriyat people, people who raise “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans?” Earlier, leaders including Sharad Yadav (JD-U), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), D Raja (CPI), Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM), JP Yadav (RJD) madeRead More


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has Exacerbated Kashmir Crisis, Says Chidambaram

New Delhi:  Senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday blamed the PDP-BJP government for the unrest in Kashmir Valley and said the statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have “exacerbated” the crisis. Chidambaram said he was deeply concerned over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is “sliding into total chaos”. “The PDP-BJP government is squarely responsible for the sharp deterioration in the last 6 weeks,” he said in a statement. The former Home and Finance Minister in the UPA government said the statements of theRead More


Back-channel talks to start with Hurriyat?

New Delhi. The underlying theme of the Friday’s all-party meeting convened by the Centre is likely to stress on a dialogue with all stakeholders, including exploring the possibility of opening lines of communication with the separatists in a bid to contain the ongoing turbulence in the Valley. Government sources told this newspaper that even J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had stressed the need to initiate a dialogue process with various Valley outfits, including the Hurriyat, at her meeting with home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. The CM felt this wouldRead More


Amid Tension, Rajnath Singh To Visit Pakistan in August To Attend SAARC Meet

New Delhi: Amid rising tension with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Pakistan to attend the SAARC Home Ministers’ Conference on August 3 and 4, news agency ANI reported. The home minister is likely to have bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other SAARC countries. Sources said the home minister will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting. The relation between the two countries is deteriorating after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. More than 45 people have died and nearly 3,000 left injuredRead More


Supreme Court to hear plea for Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea seeking imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, under a provision of J&K Constitution, due to the prevailing law and order situation in the state. A bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur directed that the petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) be listed next week. The plea was mentioned before the bench by the counsel for JKNPP who said that Jammu and Kashmir has been “under siege of the security forces and theRead More


Supreme Court to hear plea for Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea seeking imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, under a provision of J&K Constitution, due to the prevailing law and order situation in the state. A bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur directed that the petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) be listed next week. The plea was mentioned before the bench by the counsel for JKNPP who said that Jammu and Kashmir has been “under siege of the security forces and theRead More