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Political Drama Ends in Jammu and Kashmir with Dissolving of Assembly

The governor whose term would end in March 2021, dissolved the assembly after the political parties staked claim to form the government.

PM Imran Khan Likely to Visit UAE for Economic Package

Presently, Pakistan is facing a current account deficit of $18billion.

Supreme Court Dismisses the Plea Alleging Custodial Torture of Talib Hussain

A bench comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta rejected the petition on the grounds that the petitioner failed to appear before the court despite the court's order.

Nine Phased Panchayat Polls Begin in Jammu and Kashmir

In the first phase, around 47 blocks would go for the polls, out of which 16 blocks are from Kashmir, 21 from Jammu and 10 from Ladakh region.

Pakistan Would Receive $3 Billion first Aid from Saudi Kingdom in...

In an interview to a news channel, the Saudi envoy said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would release the amount of $3 billion in terms of the balance of payment.

Alienation among Kashmiri Youth is more now: Omar Abdullah

The former chief minister, as well as the vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah, said that Kashmir youth are more alienated today than they were in the early 1990s.

Basant Rath Transferred from IGP Traffic Jammu and Kashmir after an...

In a tweet, Rath called had Mattu “cabbage” on the issue of Srinagar’s wetlands.

Palestinians Observe 14th Death Anniversary of Yasser Arafat

The Israeli government had attempted to assassinate Arafat many a time. Though all of them were unsuccessful, it has been alleged that Arafat was killed using poison.

Pakistan Celebrates 141st Birthday of National Poet Iqbal

Iqbal is also admired by Indians for writing the patriotic song Tarani-Hindi, popularly known as ‘Sare Jahan se Aacha’.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Crime Branch Presses Perjury Charges against...

The session judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh issued a show cause notice to Ajay Kumar to explain why an action shouldn’t be initiated against him.

PC Junaid Mattu Elected as Srinagar Mayor

Mattu was the former spokesperson of the National Conference (NC), who had resigned from the NC in September to contest for the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls.

Kewal Kumar Sharma is the New Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir...

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik appointed Kewal Kumar Sharma, a former bureaucrat, as his fourth advisor.

Kashmir Valley Receives First Snowfall in November after 9 Years

This is the fourth time since 2000 that the valley has recorded snowfall in November.

State Secretary of BJP and brother killed by unknown gunmen in...

According to police sources, Anil Parihar, state secretary of BJP and his elder brother Ajit Parihar were returning home after closing their shop at Tappal Mohalla in Old Town, when unidentified attackers opened fire on them near the Veterinary hospital.

JRL to frame Joint Strategy to help Kashmiris amidst suppression from...

The JRL also strongly condemned the bloodshed, night raids, arrest spree of youth, thrashing of residents during CASO and damaging property at large scale across the Kashmir by the Indian forces present in the Valley.

Militants Attack BSF Vehicle at Srinagar: Three Troops Injured

This is the third major attack in a week. Earlier, militants had attacked the army camp at Tral, in which two troops were killed and the CISF camp in Nowgam Srinagar, in which one officer was killed.

Governor Exposed the Fraud Recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Bank Creates...

Talking to the reporter on Times Now, the governor said that the politicians in the previous BJP-PDP government had changed the entire selection list of candidates to accomodate their relatives and workers in the J&K Bank.

Autonomy is the Best Way to Solve Kashmir Dispute: Omar Abdullah

Omar also said that the lack of infrastructure and unemployment is one the biggest problem in Kashmir and the people in the State were also suffering due to non-governance and lack of accountability.

Ready to talk with Hurriyat only when they stop taking advice...

Speaking in an event at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), the Governor said that his job was to create a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley and facilitate talks between the Government of India and all stakeholders.

Kashmir Valley Observes Shutdown to Mourn the Kulgam Killings

According to reports, people took to streets at several villages like Khudwani, Qaimoh, Hawoora, Poniwaha, Laroo and DH Pora and staged protests against the killing of seven civilians in a blast at gunfight site at Laroo village.

AMU Revokes Suspension of Kashmiri Students

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Administration revoked the suspension of Kashmiri students who were also charged with sedition in relation to the protest march organised at AMU following the encounter of Manan Wani.

Journalists Were Thrashed By Forces at Fateh Kadal Gunfight Site

As per the journalists who were abused by the police, they had followed the orders of police and was well within the line that the police had drawn for them.

AMU Sedition Row: Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Discussed the Matter...

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik intervened in the AMU sedition row.

Boycott over Ballot is a clear Message to New Delhi: Joint...

By rejecting the elections, the JRL said that the people of Kashmir have conveyed that they are under forcible control since 1947.

Fourth and Last Phase of Urban Local Body Poll Ends in...

Overall, the voter turnout in the first three phases of the civic polls in the valley has been low.

Students of Kashmir University Marched in Solidarity with Aligarh Muslim University...

A march was carried out by the students of Kashmir University, Hazratbal on Monday in support of the students who were suspended for organizing the funeral of Mannan Wani at Aligarh Muslim University.

AMU Scholar turned militant Manan Wani killed along with associate in...

Manan Wani, a PhD scholar of Aligarh Muslim University was killed along with his associate in a gunfight with security forces at Shatgund village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara District on Thursday.

Kashmir records 3.5 percent turnout for third phase of ULB polls

In the third phase of urban local body polls, Kashmir valley recorded 3.5 percent turnout while Jammu witnessed 81.4 percent voter turnout.

Mainstream parties question the impartiality of Governor’s office in J&K

The National Conference (NC) and the Congress questioned the impartiality of the Governor Satyapal Malik when he favoured the appointment of Junaid Azim Mattu as the Mayor of Srinagar.

Municipal Polls 2018 Second Phase: Kashmir Records the Lowest Turnout

While the capital Srinagar and South Kashmir’s Anantnag town witnessed a total boycott of the electoral exercise, the provinces of Jammu observed brisk polling throughout the day.

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Shutdown, Clashes Marks polling Day in Kashmir

While there were reports of stone pelting in some areas of northern Kashmir, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Adil Ali Buhroo and a pregnant woman were injured in clashes during the first phase of urban local body elections

High Alert in Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies Polls

High alert was issued in the aftermath of killing of two NC workers in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and in view of the first phase of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Monday.

Unknown Gunmen Kill Two Workers of National Conference in Srinagar

As per sources, the trio were having a conversation near a shop at Karfali Mohalla, when unknown gunmen opened fire on them. Both Wani and Bhat were close aides of MLA Habbakadal, Shameema Firdous while Zangoo was working as block president of NC in Habbakadal area.

Frisking and Security Beefed up in the Kashmir Valley Ahead of...

Ahead of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State, government forces intensified frisking in the city to check movement of militants and prevent them from carrying out any attacks.

National Conference Boycotts Upcoming Municipal and Panchayat Elections in Kashmir

National Conference will not participate in these elections (panchayat), unless & until the Government of India and the state government clarify its position in the matter of Article 35 A and takes effective steps for the protection of this Article",

Boycotting Civic polls is aiding BJP in Kashmir: Congress

The Congress blamed the NC and the PDP for assisting the rise of right-wing ideology in the state by not participating in the upcoming urban local bodies (ULB) polls

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Over 200 Candidates Elected Unopposed

The State’s two main political parties including the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boycotted the elections earlier since they were dissatisfied with the position of the Government of India on Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K

Do Not Harass the Families of Militants: High Court Directs to...

Advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain along with Mir Wajid submitted before the court that “a militant holds a gun, his family cannot be victimized; their right to life and liberty is an individual right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.”

Talib Hussain Faces Death Threats in Police Custody

A jail inmate who was with him was released last week. He confirmed that the assistant superintendent of the police (SP) and others are hatching a plot to kill him before his next hearing on September 25.

40000 Additional Forces deployed for 2018 civic Polls

the additional 40,000 soldiers would be primarily deployed for “area domination”, night patrolling and security for contestants if needed.

Step-Mother and Step-Brother in Uri Rape and Murder case says Police

According to police, the minor girl was first gang-raped and later on murdered with an axe. The eyes of the girl were also gouged out and her body was sprinkled with acid.

Threats and Abductions in South Kashmir: Three Cops Killed in Shopian

As per the locals from Wangam village that they spotted the bodies of policemen early in the morning. They informed the district police, who reached to the spot and took the bodies to the district hospital for medical formalities.

Muharram Procession restricted in Srinagar

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam-i-Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.  The Shia sect of Muslims celebrated the Muharram as the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family in Karbala in 61AH/680CE. 

Governor, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah Pay Tribute to Karbala Martyrs

the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.

Governor Promises Corruption Free Governance in the Jammu and Kashmir

I have kept the doors of Raj Bhavan open for the public. They can come and meet me any time,” he said, adding that he won’t hesitate to meet people even at midnight. He said that he would “respectfully” listen to the complaints and grievances of the general public.

Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not...

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state. 

Doctors inform Court that Aasifa was sexually assaulted

Till now,  54 witnesses have deposed before the court in the ongoing trial in the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year old girl who was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu Kashmir's Kathua district in January.

Dilbag Singh Replaces S P Vaid as DGP in J&K

Vaid's services have been placed at the disposal of the General Administration Department for further posting as state transport commissioner. S P Vaid, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, was appointed as the DGP by the previous PDP-BJP government.

Chief Electoral Officer Announces Date for 9-Phased Panchayat Polls in J&K

The chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra on Sunday announced the timetable for panchayat polls in the state, even as he assured that the government will provide a "security environment" to the contestants.

Bollywood Can Reconstruct Kashmir By Removing Trust-Deficit Among Tourists: Manoj Bajpayee

The film shootings in Kashmir can also help overcome the negative image of the Valley created by its wrong portrayal by some sections of media. He further said that the film shootings in the Valley can help remove the “trust-deficit” among the tourists. 

Joint Resistance Leadership Launches Social Media Campaign Ahead Of Polls

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the people of Kashmir were not interested in any election and the Joint Resistance Leadership would soon start a sustained election boycott campaign on social media with only one key slogan ‘no election, only right to self-determination’.

Kashmir DGP directs officers to prepare for smooth panchayat elections

Singh, who was recently appointed as State’s new police chief, held the security review meeting on ULB and Panchayat polls with the Senior Superintendents of Police and Deputy Inspectors General of Police IG's of Kashmir Zone through video conference at Police Control Room here.

Journalist bodies of Kashmir Valley Protested against the Arrest of Asif...

Asif was detained illegally for six days without any charges against him. We demand that the officers concerned be held responsible and action is taken against them for arresting a journalist.

Abductions In South Kashmir, Chaos And Confusion Among People

all abducted persons were released on Friday after making a video of each of them, who not only warn their parents, relatives but also requested to DGP S P Vaid that do not harass the families of the militants. in the video, militants also warn that this time we are releasing you and if harassment did not stop, our approach would be different.

Article 35A Row: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till January 2019

In defence of the article 35A, the J&K government had cited two verdicts by the constitution benches of the Supreme Court in 1961 and 1969, which had upheld the powers of the president under Article 370 (1)(d) of the constitution of India to pass such orders.

Jammu and Kashmir Opened 215 Facebook Pages, 31 Twitter Accounts To...

DGP said that a big campaign is underway on social media from Pakistan to trick youths into militancy on the basis of false propaganda, but the police have taken effective measures to counter it and have managed to block many such accounts. 

Shutdown and Clashes Occurred At Different PlacesAs the Rumours Circulated on...

The chaos and confusion began in the morning when the national media reported that the Supreme Court was going to hear a fresh petition on Article 35A today. The people of Valley were angry and gossips were made that the Indian government is secretly scrapping the Article 35 A. 

Shopian Attack: Four Policemen Killed In Broad Daylight

During the Incident, all the four cops died on the spot, while one cop survived the attack as he was inside the vehicle.

Setback to Hizbul Mujahideen: Top Commander Killed in Anantnag Encounter

Altaf was a known cordon breaker and had escaped from numerous encounters in the last seven years. “He had escaped from a 18-hour long fierce gun battle in Frisal Kulgam in which four of his associates were killed

20,000 Troops To Be Deployed In Jammu And Kashmir Ahead Of...

According to officals that 202 companies that were given the task of conducting the recently-concluded Amarnath pilgrimage in the state will now be deployed in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian and Awantipora for pre-election duties.

Satya Pal Malik is the New Governor of Jammu and Kashmir,...

Meanwhile, Senior BJP leader Lal Ji Tandon was appointed as the Governor of Bihar replacing Malik

Supreme Courts asks Jammu and Kashmir Government to File Reply on...

Hussain is a key witness in the Kathua gang rape case, in which an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community disappeared from near her home in a village close to Kathua in the Jammu region on January 10

Protests Erupt in Kashmir Valley on Eid: Several Injured

Meanwhile, clashes were also reported from Sopore town of North Kashmir's Baramulla district, where a demonstration was supposed to be held at the main chowk

Dialogue is the only way to Pull Out Jammu and Kashmir...

The governor also said that the pursuit of divisive and confrontational approaches would not lead to resolution of any problem and he also appealed to all political parties, civil societies, NGO's and other stakeholders to seriously ponder seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil

Article 35 A is Arbitrary and Violates Women’s Rights says BJP...

The Article 35 A violates the rights of a woman, who wants to marry a man of her choice, as marriage to a man from outside the state will deprive her and her heirs, the right to property, government job and right to vote in the state assembly and local body elections.

India is trying to make Kashmir into Palestine: Yasin Malik

Addressing supporters after Friday prayer, who were protesting against the tampering of Article 35 A, Malik said that the RSS backed Government of India is trying to abrogate the Article 35 A  and by scrapping the state subject law, the RSS and the BJP wants to change the demography of the state after which a plebiscite would be irrelevant

Congress Devises Kashmir Policy for Upcoming Election in J&K

The local Congress leaders are of the view that the  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) all three have stated policy on Kashmir and it was only Congress which did not have a policy since 1947

Gujjar and Bakerwal Community Demands Extension of SC/ST Act to Jammu...

According to Gujjar leaders, this bill could help their tribes to fight against atrocities that they were facing legally, constitutionally as well as politically

Article 35-A Row: Joint Resistance Leadership Devise Strategy for its Protection

The break-up of PDP-BJP government had also brought the focus back on the legal battle for  the protection of Article 35-A, which empowers the J&K legislature to define permanent residents and allow them the exclusive right to buy land in the state

Kashmir Valley Under Tight Security Ahead Of Independence Day

Along with the police, the paramilitary and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have intensified patrolling, checking and frisking of vehicles at various flash-points in Srinagar and other places of the valley

Relatives Of Talib Hussain Allege ‘Fake Rape Case’ By State

Earlier,his estranged wife Nusrat Bibi had accused him of domestic violence and dowry demands and a case was filed against him in June. The present complaint of attempt to rape was made by his estranged wife's sister in law

Only President can Apply Constitutional Provisions for Article 35 A: Says...

The High Court Bar Association Kashmir (HCBAK) filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking directions for participating as “interveners” in the proceedings of the case about Article 35 and assist the court in arriving at a conclusion

Amendment in Public Safety Act Unacceptable: National Conference of Jammu and...

Earlier, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, had amended the Public Safety Act (PSA) to allow the government to detain people in jails outside the state, which was seen as a tough measure to regulate the protests in favour of freedom in Kashmir

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Victim was heavily sedated

The drugs believed to be local cannabis as well as Epitril with the composition of 0.5mg were given to the victim. Besides that, she was forcefully given five tablets of Clonazepam of 0.5 mg each which is higher than the safe dosage.

Joint Resistance Leadership Threatens Mass Agitation over Article 35 A

The break-up of PDP-BJP government has brought the focus back on the legal battle for the protection of Article 35-A.

Imran Khan sends a Positive Message to Kashmir

Srinagar:Separatist leaders on Wednesday welcomed the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and Prime Minister in-making Imran Khan where he said that Kashmir is...

Kashmiris are looking forward to the Parliamentary Poll Results in Pakistan

Politicians in Kashmir have pinned their hopes on the new government in Pakistan, believing that the new government might way for better relations between India and Pakistan in the context of the Kashmir dispute

Shujaat Bukhari Case: J&K Government wants International Probe

he veteran journalist, who was the editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, was killed by gunmen outside his office on June 14 while boarding his vehicle for Iftaar Party

Foreign Journalists Cannot Visit Jammu and Kashmir without Special Permission from...

Venkat Narayan, president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) opposed the order and stated that India is the largest democracy in the world so the government shouldn’t be imposing any restriction on the media

Kathua rape and Murder Case: High Court issues notice to government...

The accused, Tilak Raj, a constable, was first placed under suspension on March 8, 2018, after his involvement in the brutal rape and murder case of the eight year old girl of Rassana (Kathua) came to the force.