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KU postpones all exams scheduled from August 5th to August 10th

KU postpones all exams scheduled from August 5th to August 10th

Srinagar: All Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held from Aug 5 to Aug 10, 2019 are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later.

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‘Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers’

‘Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers’

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Chairman Sikh Minorty Front Dr. Joginder Singh Shaan on Sunday said that Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers in every situation. Expressing concern over current situation, Singh said that Indian government particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi should follow his sayings that “Kashmiris are his own people whom he love […]

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Updated: APM to meet President, PM; to apprise them of ‘unwholesome consequences’ if constitutional safeguards violated

Updated: APM to meet President, PM; to apprise them of ‘unwholesome consequences’ if constitutional safeguards violated

INS Desk Srinagar: Terming any attack on unique identity, special status, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, All Party meeting presided over by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah decided to seek audience with President of India, Prime Minister and other political leaders to safeguard constitutional guarantees given […]

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All Party Meeting Resolves To Be United, To Seek Audience With President, PM

All Party Meeting Resolves To Be United, To Seek Audience With President, PM

Terms any attack on unique identity, delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people state INS Desk Srinagar: Terming any attack on unique identity, special status, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, All Party meeting presided over by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah decided  to seek audience […]

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Union Govt constitutes JK Environment Impact Assessment Authority

Srinagar: The Union Government today constituted State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Jammu and Kashmir and in consultation with the State Government formulated State Level Expert Appraisal Committee to assist the Authority. According to a notification issued by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the Environment Impact Assessment Authority shall be headed by […]

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SAC: Police to get Dress, Kit Maintenance Allowance in cash

SAC: Police to get Dress, Kit Maintenance Allowance in cash

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik decided that the entire police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir will be given the Dress and Kit Maintenance Allowance directly in cash at significantly increased rates. The allowance will also be given to Special Police Officers (SPOs) in […]

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SAC approves hike in honorarium of SPOs

SAC approves hike in honorarium of SPOs

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved increase in the honorarium to be paid to Special Police Officers (SPOs) of the State. With the support of Government of India, the SAC approved an increase in the honorarium of SPOs of J&K Police according to […]

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Maruti vehicle damaged in ‘cylinder blast’ near GD Goenka School at Lal Bazar

Maruti vehicle damaged in ‘cylinder blast’ near GD Goenka School at Lal Bazar
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In Pictures: All Party Meeting Underway At Gupkar Srinagar

In Pictures: All Party Meeting Underway At Gupkar Srinagar
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Vice Chancellors’ forum meet held at KU

Vice Chancellors’ forum meet held at KU

Srinagar: The Forum of Vice Chancellor’s of J&K Universities met on Sunday at the University of Kashmir to deliberate upon issues concerning academics and research activities in the varsities. The high-level meeting was attended by Prof Talat Ahmad , Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir; Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir; Prof Mushtaq […]

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High Court postpones interview, viva-voce for driver posts

High Court postpones interview, viva-voce for driver posts

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has postponed the interview/viva-voce for the driver posts of Srinagar, Baramulla and Doda districts, scheduled to be held on August 7 (Wednesday). A notification issued here by Principal Secretary to Chief Justice of J&K High Court said that the new date for the interview/viva-voce shall be notified separately. […]

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Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday shared a letter sent to her by Senior Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, regarding political appointments in Jammu and Kashmir bank during her tenure as Chief Minister and claimed that concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders and thwart potential efforts for a collective […]

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Articles 35A, 370 cannot be abrogated; delimitation not immediately possible either: Kashmir Lawyers Body

Articles 35A, 370 cannot be abrogated; delimitation not immediately possible either: Kashmir Lawyers Body

Srinagar: Expresses its serious concern over the prevailing situation in the State, Kashmir High Court Bar association on Sunday said that constitutional bench decisions have left no scope for abrogating Article 370 or tinkering with Article 35-A. Regarding delimitation, the Kashmir’s lawyers body said it was not also possible immediately, at least till 2031. “The […]

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Somebody should tell us what’s happening: Mehbooba; ‘APM At 6PM’

Somebody should tell us what’s happening: Mehbooba; ‘APM At 6PM’

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that an all party meeting comprising her party, National Conference and others will take place at her residence in Srinagar at 1800 hours to discuss to discuss the deployment of additional troops in Kashmir and other recent developments causing panic in Kashmir. “70 years ago we […]

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IUST asks students to vacate hostels, postpones all examinations till Aug 9

IUST asks students to vacate hostels, postpones all examinations till Aug 9

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: All the students who are residing in the hostels of Islamic University (IUST) at Awantipora have been asked to vacate them as soon as possible, besides the varsity has postponed all the examinations till August 9. An official in the university told INS that “in view the situation”, the students have been […]

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Attempts to coax clarity fail in Kashmir

Attempts to coax clarity fail in Kashmir

INS Correspondent Srinagar: The governor Satya Pal Malik and senior officers have prescribed for frayed Kashmiri nerves a dose of Bollywood light: All is well. Safety and security of the people of the state is the responsibility of the government, said governor Malik and senior officers including Commissioner Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, who issued the […]

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Mysterious blast at tailoring shop in Kupwara, one person killed

Mysterious blast at tailoring shop in Kupwara, one person killed

Srinagar: A man was killed in a mysterious blast inside a tailoring shop in Keran area of frontier Kupwara district on Sunday. Reports said that the blast took place at around 9 a.m. at Ferkiyan area in Keran, resulting in grave injuries to a local, Abdul Hamid Bajad. He was immediately removed to nearby hospital […]

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Rumours of policemen being asked to deposit weapons baseless, malicious: Muneer Khan

Rumours of policemen being asked to deposit weapons baseless, malicious: Muneer Khan

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Muneer Ahmad Khan Saturday dismissed the rumours that J&K policemen were being asked to deposit their weapons asserting that strict action will be taken against such rumour mongers. The tweet on social media in which it has been mentioned that J&K policemen are being asked to […]

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Yasin Malik’s health ‘fast deteriorating’ in Tihar: Hurriyat (M), demands his release on humanitarian grounds

Yasin Malik’s health ‘fast deteriorating’ in Tihar: Hurriyat (M), demands his release on humanitarian grounds

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday expressed grave concern over fast deteriorating health of JKLF chief Yasin Malik in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, stating that the revelations about his health and solitary confinements made by his family has raised serious apprehensions about the life and welfare of the senior resistance leader. Hurriyat Conference said that […]

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Advice for watchfulness mistaken for instruction to suspend class work: Govt on NIT closure

Advice for watchfulness mistaken for instruction to suspend class work: Govt on NIT closure

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration has sought to put on record that the reason cited for suspending classwork in its notice is a case of miscommunication where NIT Srinagar mistook advice for watchfulness issued to all educational institutions in the district in view of the prevailing situation for an instruction to suspend classwork. It said the […]

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All for daughters marriage destroyed, says father, as cross LOC shelling pound Tanghdhar

All for daughters marriage destroyed, says father, as cross LOC shelling pound Tanghdhar

By Tasaduq Hussain   Kupwara: The cross Line of Control shelling between India and Pakistan has devastated dreams of a father for his two daughter’s marriage. A shell landed on their house destroyed his belonging including what he had accumulated for his daughters marriage. Tragedy befell Mohammad Shafiq, in Bakayain area of Tangdhar, along the […]

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Pakistan says situation in Kashmir will have repercussions on Afghan Peace Talks

Pakistan says situation in Kashmir will have repercussions on Afghan Peace Talks

KARACHI: Pakistan on Saturday threatened that the situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will have serious repercussion on the ongoing Afghan peace process if ‘things go out of hand’.  According to ARY News the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi ‘vehemently opposed India’s nefarious designs and increased aggression in occupied Kashmir and […]

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Pakistan accuses India of using ‘cluster ammunition along LoC in violation of international laws’

Pakistan accuses India of using ‘cluster ammunition along LoC in violation of international laws’

Islamabad: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan army on Saturday said that the Indian army earlier this week used cluster ammunition to target the civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) across the Line of Control (LoC) in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law. According to the statement, the Indian military […]

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In pictures: Tourists pay heed to Home directive, locals turn a deaf ear to Govt’s clarifications

In pictures: Tourists pay heed to Home directive, locals turn a deaf ear to Govt’s clarifications

People on Saturday continued to queue up outside petrol pumps, brushing off government’s clarification and request not to interpret Friday’s order, asking Amarnath yatris and tourists to leave Kashmir, in any manner that there is any threat to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and that there was no need to stock petrol or essentials. At […]

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Sopore gunfight: Three militants killed, identity being ascertained

By Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: Three militants have been killed and an army man has injured during gunfight  which broke out between militants and government forces in Malmapanpora area of Warpora of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday. Police sources confided that  three militants have died in the anti militancy operation in the area. The army man […]

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Shopian gunfight ends, non-local laborer among four dead

Shopian gunfight ends, non-local laborer among four dead

By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar: Body of another militant was recovered from the gunfight site in Ittoo Mohalla Pandushan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian on Saturday. The second killed militant has been identified as Manzoor Bhat, an affiliate of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, a police source said. Earlier Zeenat-ul-Islam Naikoo was killed in the gunfight and was […]

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Nothing with the state government on modifying any constitutional provisions: Governor to Omar Abdullah led delegation

SRINAGA: Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik today met a delegation of political leaders led by Mr Omar Abdullah. Mr Omar Abdullah and the delegation members apprised the Governor about the obtaining situation in the Kashmir valley after the Government Advisory asking Amarnath Yatris and tourists to return as soon as possible. They also mentioned about […]

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One militant killed, soldier injured in Sopore gunfight

Srinagar: One militant has been killed and an army man was injured during gunfight  which broke out between militants and government forces in Malmapanpora area of Warpora of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday. Police sources confided that a militant has been killed and also one army solider received bullet wounds. He has been shifted to […]

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Cloudburst in Tral damages house, school, washes away road

Cloudburst in Tral damages house, school, washes away road

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: A cloudburst in the wee hours of Saturday damaged a residential house, school and road in Hajan village in Tral area of southern Pulwama district. The cloudburst, officials said, also damaged water supply and electricity lines at certain places. “A residential house and a school building were partially damaged, main road to […]

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Do not believe rumours: Governor tells political leaders

Do not believe rumours: Governor tells political leaders

Srinagar: The Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik met at short notice a delegation of political leaders including Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Mr Shah Faesal, Mr Sajjad Lone and Mr Imran Ansari. They had sought to meet the Governor who immediately gave them time. The delegation expressed concerns about the panic situation in the […]

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No Need To Panic, Safety Of People Of J&K Our responsibility: Govt

No Need To Panic, Safety Of People Of J&K Our responsibility: Govt

Srinagar: Commissioner Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra and divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday evening said that there was no need panic and stock up essentials as safety and security of the people of the state is the government responsibility. “There are credible inputs because of which the advisory was issued. This advisory is […]

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J&K Investor Summit-2019 In October: Guv says it will be a big boost to local trade, industry

J&K Investor Summit-2019 In October: Guv says it will be a big boost to local trade, industry

Srinagar: A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) led by its Chairman Sameer Gupta, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday. He was accompanied by K.B. Kachru, Chairman Regional Committee on Tourism & Hospitality, Northern Region. “The delegation discussed with Governor its suggestions for the J&K Investor Summit-2019 which […]

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Honorarium of SPOs hiked, DGP thanks GoI, J&K Govt

Honorarium of SPOs hiked, DGP thanks GoI, J&K Govt

Srinagar: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday approved the proposal of State Government to enhance the monthly honorarium of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of Jammu and Kashmir Police. As per the MHA communication, the SPOs who have less than three years of service would now be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 6,000, […]

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No orders regarding closure of Schools, people shouldn’t pay heed to rumours : Divisional Commissioner

No orders regarding closure of Schools, people shouldn’t pay heed to rumours : Divisional Commissioner

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday rejected rumours regarding closure of schools for ten days in Kashmir Valley, asserting that no such order has been issued by the government. “There are rumours doing rounds (on social media) regarding closure of the schools. I want to tell people that no such order has […]

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India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Uri  

India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Uri  

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: The armies of India and Pakistan on Friday exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control in Hajipeer sector of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that both the armies exchanged small weapons initially. “Now heavy firing started in the area which has created panic in Churanda, Silikote, Tilawari, Sadpora […]

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Govt rolls out 102, 108 ambulance services in JK

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the M/s BVG India Limited for outsourcing and operationalization of 102 and 108 ambulance services across the State. The MoU was signed in presence of Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo here. He asked the […]

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Road Safety Fund Action Plan 2019-20 approved

Road Safety Fund Action Plan 2019-20 approved

Srinagar: Financial Commissioner, Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta chaired the meeting of Fund Management Committee for finalisation of Road Safety Fund Action Plan for the financial year 2019-20 here today. The meeting discussed the action plan for utilisation of Rs. 26.55 crore for undertaking various road safety measures across the state under Road Safety Fund Action […]

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Situation developing on ground has alarmed people: Mirwaiz

Situation developing on ground has alarmed people: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman o his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the situation developing on ground over the past week with deployment thousands of additional forces and government orders circulating has alarmed people. Addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jama Masjid here, Mirwaiz said people have become apprehensive of something happening. He said […]

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INS impact: Anantnag administration seeks compliance report from Tehslidars, SHOs on advertisements on Chinar trees

INS impact: Anantnag administration seeks compliance report from Tehslidars, SHOs on advertisements on Chinar trees

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: District administration Anantnag directed  Tehsildars, Station House Officers remove the hoardings, sign boards, advertisements fixed on the Chinar trees within the territorial jurisdiction of District Anantnag. Two days back INS had carried a story that the governments orders of putting a blanket ban on such practice is being brazenly violated in broad […]

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Govt’s yatra, tourist advisory: Should Kashmiris also migrate or our lives don’t matter asks Shah Faesal

Govt’s yatra, tourist advisory: Should Kashmiris also migrate or our lives don’t matter asks Shah Faesal

Srinagar: Following Government’s advisory for Amarnath Yatris to curtail their valley visit, former bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal targeted administration asking will there be any ‘advisory for locals’ or ‘our lives do not matter’. Faesal took to twitter and raised the query as to why their is no advisory for the locals living in the […]

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J&K govt asks Yatris, tourists to curtail their Kashmir stay, return immediately

Srinagar: The state government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris to “curtail” their stay in Kashmir Valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible. “Keeping in view the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats, with specific targeting of the Amarnath Yatra, and given the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley, in […]

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Militants likely to increase violence level: DGP Dilbagh Singh

Militants likely to increase violence level: DGP Dilbagh Singh

Srinagar: Dilbag Singh, DGP JK Police on Friday said that violence level by militants is likely to be increased and the security grid will remain ‘in as much active form as required’. Singh was addressing a joint presser along with Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon in Srinagar. “We’re getting inputs that violence levels […]

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American sniper rifle recovered along Amarnath route, LOC is peaceful: Lt Gen KJS Dhillon

American sniper rifle recovered along Amarnath route, LOC is peaceful: Lt Gen KJS Dhillon

Srinagar: Chinar Corps Commander Lt General K J S Dhillon on Friday said that they have recovered an American sniper rifle from a militant cache along Amarnath Yatra route. Dhillon was addressing a joint presser with DGP JK Police Dilbagh Singh here. “An M-24 American sniper rifle with a telescope was also recovered from a […]

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Indian national with fake documents arrested in Gujranwala Pakistan

Indian national with fake documents arrested in Gujranwala Pakistan

GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested an Indian national who had been living in Gujranwala on fake passport and documents for the last 10 years. The agency also registered a case against the citizen who gave him shelter. FIA Deputy Director Amir Nawaz told Dawn that Panjam Tiwari had gone to Dubai for […]

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Pulwama: Several schools locked by land donors, students suffer

Pulwama: Several schools locked by land donors, students suffer

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Land donors in Aripal area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have locked several schools, demanding permanent job in lieu of the land “donated” by them. Concerned headmasters told INS that the land owners of government school buildings locked a number of primary and middle schools, affecting the normal studies of the students […]

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NDTV’s Ravish Kumar Wins Magsaysay Award For His Journalism

NDTV’s Ravish Kumar Wins Magsaysay Award For His Journalism

New Delhi: NDTV’s Ravish Kumar has been named for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for “harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless” and his “unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards”. Ravish Kumar is among the five recipients of the 2019 Magsaysay award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel, which […]

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PUF calling an all party meet to discuss Kashmir situation: Shah Faesal

PUF calling an all party meet to discuss Kashmir situation: Shah Faesal

Srinagar: Former bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal on Friday said that Peoples United Front will be calling for an all party meeting to discuss Kashmir situation. Faesal wrote on his facebook wall that Peoples United Front is calling an All Party Meeting later today to discuss the ongoing political situation in J&K. “Invitations are being sent […]

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Any discussion on Kashmir, will only be with Pakistan, bilaterally: Jaishankar

Any discussion on Kashmir, will only be with Pakistan, bilaterally: Jaishankar

Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India has put forward it’s stand to Americal during a meeting with American counterpart Mike Pompeo that any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally. The two diplomats met in the Thailand capital where they are attending  a number of conferences, […]

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Amid reports of Army, Air Force on high alert, Omar Abdullah says ‘if true, it’s about something very different’

Amid reports of Army, Air Force on high alert, Omar Abdullah says ‘if true, it’s about something very different’

Srinagar: Amid reports that Government has put Air Force and Army on Operational high alert, Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has said that such measures cannot be for delimitation or any decision on Article 35A.  “It points to something very different,” Abdullah said. A pan India news gathering agency reported that the […]

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In Pictures: Haze makes for an eerie early morning

In Pictures: Haze makes for an eerie early morning

Pictures by Zargar Zahoor