Sharma, Azad visit Shujaat’s residence in Baramulla

  Srinagar, Jun 18: The Centre’s special representative for Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those who visited the residence of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari Monday. Sharma visited Bukhari’s ancestral home at Kreeri in Baramulla district, 40 km from here, to offer condolences to the bereaved family […]

Delegates pitch for Kashmir autonomy, says OP Shaw

Delegates pitch for Kashmir autonomy, says OP Shaw

  Srinagar, Jun 18: Under track II diplomacy, Indian civil society member and peace activist OP Shaw who is in Kashmir met a number of delegations including journalists, civil society members, lawyers and separatists. The delegations exchanged notes on Kashmir problem with OP Shaw while majority of them demanded restoration of autonomy to Jammu and […]

Rahul writes to Shujaat’s father, offers condolence

Rahul writes to Shujaat’s father, offers condolence

Srinagar, Jun 18: The President All India Congress Committee Rahul Gandhi has personally conveyed his deepest condolences to the family of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari. In a condolences message in the name of Prof. Rafi ud din Bukhari, Gandhi has expressed shock at the cold-blooded killing of Shujaat Bukhari. “I am shocked at the cold-blooded […]

PDP, Opposition terms suspension of Ramadhan ceasefire as unfortunate

  Srinagar, Jun 18: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and opposition political parties, including National Conference and Congress, have termed suspension of Ramadhan ceasefire as unfortunate. However, PDP’s coalition partner in the government, the BJP, welcoming the decision by the centre, said it is the only way to counter militancy. “The decision to suspend […]

JK police countering Pak-based cyber militants: DGP

JK police countering Pak-based cyber militants: DGP

Srinagar, Jun 18: The Police are taking all necessary steps to counter the propaganda of Pakistan-based cyber militants in Jammu and Kashmir, the state’s Directorate General of Police (DGP) S. P. Vaid said on Monday. Speaking to a news agency, Vaid said his department had made considerable progress in thwarting this menace. “There are some […]

Centre should call meeting of opposition leaders on Kashmir: Cong

Centre should call meeting of opposition leaders on Kashmir: Cong

  Mathura, Jun 18: Terming the situation in Kashmir “deplorable” and claiming that it was beyond the control of the BJP-led government, Youth Congress national president Keshav Chand Yadav has said the Centre should convene a meeting of leaders of different opposition parties to discuss the issue. “The foreign policy of this government has miserably […]

Rs 415.73 cr to be utilized to construct 14460 bunkers along IB, LoC in Jammu

  Srinagar, Jun 18: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today reviewed the progress of construction of Safety Bunkers and Evacuation Shelters along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region. Chief Secretary, B B Vyas, Principal Secretary Home, R K Goyal, Commissioner Secretary R&B, Sanjeev Verma, Development Commissioner Works, R […]

North East floods: Over four lakh affected by heavy rain, landslides in Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram

Torrential rain, landslides and flash floods wreaked havoc in several parts of North East India the past week, claiming 17 lives in Manipur, Assam, Tripura and Mizoram. More than 36,000 people were rescued from flood-affected regions in Assam and Tripura alone. Erratic power and water supply have also forced many schools and governments offices to […]