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Pakistan turns down India’s request to open airspace for PM Modi’s Saudi visit

Pakistan turns down India’s request to open airspace for PM Modi’s Saudi visit

New Delhi: For the second time in two months, Pakistan on Sunday rejected India’s request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special flight to use its airspace for his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia. In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan had decided not to allow Prime Minister Modi to use the […]

Release Of Political Leaders Dynamic Process: Govt

Release Of Political Leaders Dynamic Process: Govt

SRINAGAR – Government on Saturday said release of political leaders was a “dynamic” process and decision on releasing these leaders would be made after assessing the situation. “I have been emphasising, reiterating and sharing that the developments post August 5 and the security assessment that was made required a certain kind of action which included detaining […]

Govt Asks students To Get Study Material From Colleges

Govt Asks students To Get Study Material From Colleges

    SRINAGAR – Secretar Higher Education, Talat Parvez Rohella on Saturday chaired a meeting to review the preparations put in place for conducting under-Graduate level examinations in Kashmir division by ending October. The meeting was attended by Controller Examinations KU, Registrar Cluster University, college principals of Kashmir division and other officers. The meeting was […]

Kashmiris Practicing Peaceful Civil Disobedience, Says New Fact-Finding Report

Kashmiris Practicing Peaceful Civil Disobedience, Says New Fact-Finding Report

New Delhi: A new report released by a team of four academics, activists and journalists has chronicled the ways in which Kashmiris have been dealing with the lockdown in the Valley following the government’s decision to read down Article 370 on August 5. For example, the fact-finding report says that many shops and offices have been […]

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Losses to Kashmir economy due to communication shutdown cross Rs 5,000 crore

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Losses to Kashmir economy due to communication shutdown cross Rs 5,000 crore

The communication blockade imposed in Jammu and Kashmir entered its 70th day, even as restrictions on civilian population continued. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries has estimated that the losses caused to the economy due to the lockdown has crossed Rs 5,000 crores. The worst affected sector is tourism as the curfew and communication blockade, which […]

Kashmir Not Discussed During Modi-Xi Talks: India

Kashmir Not Discussed During Modi-Xi Talks: India

MAMALLAPURAM – The Kashmir issue was not raised or discussed during the one-on-one talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in this ancient coastal town, India said on Saturday. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, addressing a press conference at the end of the second Modi-Xi informal summit, said the Kashmir issue was not […]

Seven injured in grenade attack near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk; area cordoned off, hunt for suspects on, say police

Seven injured in grenade attack near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk; area cordoned off, hunt for suspects on, say police

Seven injured in grenade attack near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk; area cordoned off, hunt for suspects on, say police At least seven people were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in the Hari Singh Street Market area of Srinagar on Saturday, police according to NDTV. Three civilians are said to be in a critical […]

Postpaid Mobile Phone Services To Resume From Monday In Kashmir

Postpaid Mobile Phone Services To Resume From Monday In Kashmir

SRINAGAR – In a major step in easing the 69 days lockdown in the Kashmir valley, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday announced restoration of all postpaid mobile phone services from Monday noon. Government spokesman and senior IAS officer Rohit Kansal told reporters that all postpaid mobile phones will be resorted from October 14 noon. […]

Incarcerated Omar Abdullah Meets His Sons After 68 Days

Incarcerated Omar Abdullah Meets His Sons After 68 Days

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, met his two sons for the first time after 68 days on Friday at Hari Niwas guest house where he has been detained since August 5. According to the security guards at Hari Niwas, Omar spent several hours with his sons — Zamir and Zahir. “All I […]

Post 370 Not A Drop Of Blood Shed In J&K: Shah

Post 370 Not A Drop Of Blood Shed In J&K: Shah

CHIKLI/WASHIM (MAHA) –Addressing poll rallies in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday raked up the issue of Congress’ UK unit discussing Kashmir with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and slmmed both Congress and NCP over dynasty politics. He also said that after Devendra Fadnavis became chief minister, Maharashtra got political stability. Shah targeted […]

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Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report

SRINAGAR: Government of India has decided to abrogate Article 35A of constitution of India that defines the permanent residents of state of Jammu and Kashmir, the additional forces are being moved in to state to control any untoward development. According to a National Herald report the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, during his recent visit to […]