‘Security forces free to respond if Pak opens fire’

‘Security forces free to respond if Pak opens fire’

New Delh, May 22: As shelling continued on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the forces have a free hand to respond as they deem fit if the neighbouring country continued the offensive. Speaking at the Border Security Force’s (BSF) 16th investiture ceremony function here, […]

3 civilians injured as Pak targets border hamlets in Jammu, Samba

3 civilians injured as Pak targets border hamlets in Jammu, Samba

Jammu, May 22: At least three civilians sustained injuries in fresh escalation on border on Tuesday as Pakistan shelled forward border hamlets and targeted more than 20 border outposts in Jammu and Samba sectors. “Pakistan forces again heavily shelled forward villages in R S Pura, Arnia and adjoining Ramgarh sectors along the International Border that […]

Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir marred by army shootings

Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir marred by army shootings

Majid Hyderi Srinagar, May 22: While the government has been discussing the potential benefits of a Ramadhan ceasefire in the embattled state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army has been accused of opening fire on civilians in the northern state when people broke their fast at sunset. On Monday evening, four girls were injured, two […]

Right time for governor to take over JK: Dr Farooq

Right time for governor to take over JK: Dr Farooq

Srinagar, May 22: Questioning the Mehbooba Mufti government’s silence on the alleged involvement of BJP leaders in a land row in Jammu, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has called for immediate imposition of governor’s rule in the state. The National Conference patron and Lok Sabha MP said his party had never been […]

Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in Kashmir

Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in Kashmir

Washington, May 22: Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam. A four-member Pakistan delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, arrived in Washington on Sunday for three-day talks […]

New Delhi to hold dialogue with Hurriyat soon: Prof Bhat

New Delhi to hold dialogue with Hurriyat soon: Prof Bhat

Srinagar, May 22: Hinting of a possible dialogue with the centre Hurriyat Conference Tuesday said that the day was not far off when government of India will hold dialogue with All Party Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan. Addressing people on the death anniversary of former senior leader of Hurriyat Conference late Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone at […]

Ramadhan ceasefire so far successful, claims DGP

Ramadhan ceasefire so far successful, claims DGP

Srinagar, May 22: Jammu and Kashmir police chief Shesh Paul Vaid on Tuesday claimed recent Ramadhan ceasefire announced by Union government has been “successful and situation in south Kashmir has also eased”. Taking to micro blogging website Twitter, Director General of Police Vaid said: “The Ramzan ceasefire has been successful thus far. The initiative of […]

NC MLAs boycott Govt meeting on Srinagar Master Plan

NC MLAs boycott Govt meeting on Srinagar Master Plan

Ishtyaq Ahmad Srinagar, May 22: National Conference MLAs from Srinagar on Tuesday boycotted a crucial meeting here called by the government to discuss Srinagar’s Master Plan. Officials said that the Minister for housing and urban development had called a meeting at the civil secretariat to decide on some crucial issues pertaining to the ongoing revamp […]

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