IS chief among 6 killed in J&K, terror group’s presence confirmed

Srinagar, June 22 : Six people, including the IS chief in the Kashmir Valley and three of his associates, were killed and over 30 injured in separate incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, even as security officials for the first time confirmed presence of the Islamist terror group in the state. State […]

Kashmir in political crisis as BJP-PDP government falls

By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19 : Jammu and Kashmir was pushed into a major political crisis on Tuesday after the BJP suddenly pulled out of the ruling combine with the PDP, bringing down Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s 27-month-old government amid surging violence in the state. The decision, which surprised the Mufti-led Peoples Democratic […]

BJP quits J&K government, ends alliance with PDP

New Delhi, June 19 : The BJP on Tuesday ended its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pulled out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it had become “untenable” to continue in the coalition. “Three years ago BJP formed a government in Jammu and Kashmir with the PDP with some goals. […]

Congress rejects UN report on Kashmir

New Delhi, June 14 : The Congress on Thursday supported the government’s stand in dismissing the UN report on Human Rights in Kashmir, saying the report was “prepared with zero understanding of situation in Jammu and Kashmir”. The party also said the “it condemned this kind of report and is completely uncalled for.” “Jammu and […]

Threat to PM: Maoists fighting lost battle, says Rajnath

Jammu, June 8 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday dismissed Maoists’ alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the left-wing extremists are “fighting a lost battle” and that “PM’s security is top priority of the government”. The Minister said the reported Maoist plan to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a […]

23 injured in two grenade attacks in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 4 : Twenty-three people, including eight security personnel, were injured on Monday in two grenade attacks by militants in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the victims was a CRPF Deputy Superintendent. Police said militants hurled a grenade at a police party in Shopian town in the morning, injuring four policemen and 12 civilians. […]