Dr Farooq, Omar condole demise

Srinagar, Aug 16: National Conference President and Member Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the passing away of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Dr Farooq Abdullah paid glowing tributes to the departed leader and extended his heartfelt condolences to […]

‘India lost a great son’

‘India lost a great son’

New Delhi, Aug 16: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee calling him a “great son of India”. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday evening after being admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on June 11. “Today, India lost a great son. Former […]

Centre declares 7 day mourning, flag to be flown at half mast

New Delhi, Aug 16: The government today announced seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away today. In a circular, the Home Ministry also said national flag would be flown at half mast from today for seven days across India and a state funeral would […]

Govt orders closure of offices, edu institutions today

Srinagar, Aug 16: As a mark of respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India who passed away at AIIMS Hospital New Delhi Thursday, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided all Offices/Boards/Corporations and Educational Institutions shall remain closed Friday in the memory of departed soul According to an order issued here, […]

Netizens in Kashmir mourn Vajpayee’s death

Srinagar, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power, died on Thursday at the AIIMS where he had been undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment since June. Though BJP is ‘unpopular’ in Kashmir for her anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslim policies, yet majority of the netizens […]

Vajpayee had humaneness to seek resolution of Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

Vajpayee had humaneness to seek resolution of Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 16: Soon after the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday in his condolence message said that Vajpayee was a rare Indian leader who had the humaneness to seek the resolution of the festering Kashmir issue. Taking to his twitter handle Mirwaiz wrote “Sad […]

Modi won’t find any taker over his Kashmir narrative: NC, Cong

Modi won’t find any taker over his Kashmir narrative: NC, Cong

Srinagar, Aug 16: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government will move forward in Jammu and Kashmir by adopting an approach of embracing all, the mainstream political parties on Thursday called it a ‘mere statement’, saying that “reiterating the sentences doesn’t make any sense until its implementation on the ground.” Talking […]

We are not terrorists: Dr Farooq

We are not terrorists: Dr Farooq

New Delhi, Aug 16: Kashmiris are not terrorists, said National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday, while adding that he will not accept the idea of a nation sans equality. Farooq, while addressing an event here in Delhi, urged for adopting ideals of Mahatama Gandhi who strongly propagated secularism. “We (Kashmiris) are not terrorists. […]

BJP never approached Karra over Govt formation: Ashok Koul

BJP never approached Karra over Govt formation: Ashok Koul

  Srinagar, Aug 16: Reacting over the statement made by Congress Working Committee (CWC) member, Tariq Hameed Karra, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday denied any approach to the leader over government formation in the state, saying that nobody from BJP approached him ever to form the next dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir. […]

Karra meets Civil Society members, vows to defend Art 35-A

Karra meets Civil Society members, vows to defend Art 35-A

Srinagar, Aug 16: Civil Society Group ‘We the People’ held a meeting with senior Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra at his Shivpora residence. The agenda of the meeting was Article 35A. During the meeting it was reiterated that all sources will be utilized to defend this article. Besides Tariq Hamid Karra, Awami National Conference Senior […]