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Governor’s Rule has always meant more deaths in the Valley

Governor’s Rule has always meant more deaths in the Valley

Mudda discusses Soz’s controversial statement on Kashmiris’ aspiration for independence, defence experts appalled at parties not making national security a priority The show was...
Four terrorists among six killed in Anantnag encounter, J&K

Four terrorists among six killed in Anantnag encounter, J&K

At least four terrorists suspected to be members of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) were among six killed in an encounter in KhiramSrigufara...
“Maybe, he will come running toward me and hug me” says Shujaat Bukhari’s son

“Maybe, he will come running toward me and hug me” says Shujaat Bukhari’s son

Tamheed Shujaat Bhukari, the son of slain Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari of “The Rising Kashmir’, has written an emotional tribute in memory of his...
Kashmir situation expected to improve under governor’s rule

Kashmir situation expected to improve under governor’s rule

Speaker at Mudda feels BJP lost the battle when it allied with PDP to form government in state as their ideologies are too different,...
Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, announcing the BJP's decision to pull out of an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP in Jammu and Kashmir on...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb's family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Wednesday, June 20) met the family of martyred Indian soldier Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The Defence...
“Govt’s policies have failed in Kashmir”

“Govt’s policies have failed in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that all parties together will have to deal with the enemy in Kashmir, even as BJP snaps ties with PDP Why is...
Two Lashkar militants killed in J&K encounter

Two Lashkar militants killed in J&K encounter

A day after the Centre decided not to extend the ceasefire or non-initiation of combat operations (NICO) — which was earlier announced on May...
“Ceasefire a wrong call, don’t let down patriotic Kashmiris”

“Ceasefire a wrong call, don’t let down patriotic Kashmiris”

Mudda speakers nearly unanimous on lack of wisdom in passing this order, say stone-pelters waving Islamic State flags are enemies of humanity who do...
One army killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Nowshera Block

One army killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Nowshera Block

According to reports, an Indian Army soldier was killed in Pakistan firing in Nowshera Block of Jammu and Kashmir today (Saturday, June 16). The soldier,...
Should Army be given a free hand in Kashmir

Should Army be given a free hand in Kashmir?

Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari’s murder, soldier’s killing trigger introspection, speakers wonder why Ramzan ceasefire had no effect on terrorists Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed...
Abducted army jawan found dead in Kashmir's Pulwama, father appeals to PM

Abducted army jawan found dead in Kashmir’s Pulwama, father appeals to PM

An Indian Army soldier, who was abducted by militants on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, today was found dead. The soldier's bullet-ridden body...
India rejects UN report asking for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

India rejects UN report asking for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

India on Thursday rejected the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) report on 'human rights situation in Kashmir' calling it "fallacious, tendentious and motivated". Questioning...
4 BSF men including officer killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers

4 BSF men including officer killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers

Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and three others injured in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Rangers along...
Two BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers’ cross border firing

Two BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers’ cross border firing

In yet another ceasefire violation Pakistan Rangers opened fire along the International Border (IB) and killed two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Jammu...
India should deal with Pakistan with caution

India should deal with Pakistan with caution

Mudda discusses two DGMOs’ call on ceasefire, speakers see it as a win for the Modi government’s foreign policy In a rare positive development,...
Pakistan rejects India’s protest on Gilgit-Baltistan order

Pakistan rejects India’s protest on Gilgit-Baltistan order

India earlier summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Pakistan has rejected India’s protest on Gilgit Baltistan order 2018 and New Delhi’s claim over Pakistan occupied Kashmir...
Thousands vacate villages, towns due to Pak shelling; Govt says Ramzan ceasefire rattled it

Thousands vacate villages, towns due to Pak shelling; Govt says Ramzan ceasefire rattled it

As heavy shelling by Pakistan has forced thousands of people to vacate villages and towns along the border, Indian Government said this indicated that...
BSF: Pakistani bunkers busted, assets destroyed across border

BSF: Pakistani bunkers busted, assets destroyed across border

In an ongoing tussle with Pakistani forces for their support to the terrorists entering into Jammu and Kashmir, The Border Security Force (BSF) today said that...
Ramadan Ceasefire In Kashmir Meaningless If Media War Continues

Ramadan Ceasefire In Kashmir Meaningless If Media War Continues

~By Saeed Naqvi I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s avowed intention to calm...
Thunderstorms likely over next two days in hill states of North India, says Met Department

Thunderstorms likely over next two days in hill states of North India, says Met...

North Indian hill states of Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, while parts of Rajasthan...
Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

J&K government’s proposal for unilateral ceasefire in the state ahead of Ramzan up for debate, Mudda panellists concerned by rise of Wahhabism in Valley J&K...
Indian army gave me new life, Pakistan misleading youth, says LeT terrorist

Indian army gave me new life, Pakistan misleading youth, says LeT terrorist

In a welcome break from the usual narrative of death and violence in Jammu and Kashmir, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist praised Indian army for...
Pope Francis greets a group of nuns at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, Reuters/UNI

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SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 7, transferred the child gangrape and murder case of eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in Kathua to Pathankot district and...
“The Mufti government is responsible to a large extent”

“The Mufti government is responsible to a large extent”

Mudda takes up Shopian schoolbus stoning; holds Jammu & Kashmir chief minister’s decision to pardon 10,000 pelters responsible for crisis in state A Class II...
Stone pelters in Kashmir attack school bus, injure two school children

Stone pelters in Kashmir attack school bus, injure two school children

Stone pelters attacked a school bus in Shopian, south Kashmir, on Wednesday, May 2, morning, injuring two children. A group of miscreants pelted stones on...
“Peace talks get hampered because Islamabad rakes up Kashmir”

“Peace talks get hampered because Islamabad rakes up Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that Pakistan’s image has been dented internationally, and it should focus Track II talks on development Major Rohit Shukla, who has been...
India, Pakistan DGMOs allege escalation and LoC violations

India, Pakistan DGMOs allege escalation and LoC violations

Friday hotline interaction was requested by Pakistan The Indian and Pakistani armies are once against advancing claims and counter claims on the deteriorating situation on...
President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President Ram Nath Kovind condemned the "heinous and barbaric" Kathua gang-rape and murder case and said it is the collective responsibility of the society...
Missing army man has joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror group: J&K police

Missing army man has joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror group: J&K police

An army man from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI), who had gone missing from south Kashmir earlier this month, has quit the...
Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K's reply on plea to transfer case to Chandigarh

Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K’s reply on plea to transfer case...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Monday, April 16, asked Jammu and Kashmir government’s...

“First end militancy, then start the talk”

Mudda panellists feel the government should focus on ending militancy in Kashmir Valley in wake of statements from army chiefs of India and Pakistan...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
Kathua: Outrage mounts, Maneka Gandhi for death penalty to child rapists

Kathua: Outrage mounts, Maneka Gandhi for death penalty to child rapists

As a storm of protests erupted over the gory gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and the gangrape...
Iran urges for restraint in Jammu and Kashmir

Iran urges for restraint in Jammu and Kashmir

In a rare statement on situation in India, Iran has expressed regret over the recent deadly incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the...
J&K encounter: 13 militants killed in three encounters in one day

J&K encounter: 13 militants killed in three encounters in one day

Security forces gunned down 13 militants, including the killers of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz, in three counter-insurgency operations that began at night and went on...
Pakistan warns India against war hysteria

Pakistan warns India against war hysteria

Amidst allegations and counter allegations of harassing each others’ diplomats between India and Pakistan and Pakistan’s insistence for resolving “Kashmir issue” before normalising bilateral...
Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan has expressed that its desire for peace should never be mistaken as its weakness while normalizing relations with India needs resolution of all...

“Need to strengthen intelligence, increase covert options”

Mudda discusses procedural lapse in granting, renewing Farooq Takla passport, speakers feel it is police who must shoulder responsibility and prompt action is needed...
Failed state, terrorist haven Pakistan raises plebiscite in J&K but doesn't fulfil preconditions: India at UN

Failed state, terrorist haven Pakistan raises plebiscite in J&K but doesn’t fulfil preconditions: India...

India has denounced Pakistan as a 'failed state' which promotes terrorism and slammed it for repeatedly raising the issue of plebiscite in Jammu and...

Kashmir back on boil after six killed by security forces

Situation in sought Kashmir took a turn for the worse on Monday, March 5, as people came out on streets to protest the deaths...
Jinnah didn’t want separate country for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Jinnah didn’t want separate country for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Responding to Abdullah’s comment, Union minister of state for personnel and public grievances Jitendra Singh on Sunday urged the NC patron to "reread history." Bringing...
Schools shut amid continuing cross-border firing along LoC in J&K

Schools shut amid continuing cross-border firing along LoC in J&K

According to the Indian Army, the tension across the border escalated after Pakistani troops pounded multiple locations in Rajouri district on Monday. The Jammu and...
Should defence budget be raised in face of Pak tensions?

Should defence budget be raised in face of Pak tensions?

Mudda panellists feel India should be proactive and not allow artistes, performers and sportspersons from the neighbouring country to visit so long as shootings...
Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

India desires peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pak, says MEA Sandwiched between the ongoing pressure from US and India, Pakistan has alleged New Delhi...
Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

The recent deadly attacks in Sunjuwan and Pakistan’s talkback post Sitharaman’s remarks have raised questions as to how the Indian government should act against...
Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed linked seminaries and health facilities

Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed linked seminaries and health facilities

US, India pressure caused action against JuD entities In a follow up action after promulgation of  an ordinance amending Anti Terror Law by the country’s...
Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Panellists feel that government should address Mehbooba’s question on talks with Pakistan, spell out clearly rules of engagement with LeT, JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen...
Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

Joining his voice with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has called for  “uninterrupted and uninterruptable” dialogue  between India and...
NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

The NC MLA’s slogans came amid BJP MLAs sloganeering against Pakistan to protest the ongoing terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp. Triggering a chaotic...
Two more Army JCOs killed by militants in Jammu

Two more Army JCOs killed by militants in Jammu

Area cordoned off, militants isolated, schools in the area closed Amidst separatists observing Afzal Guru’s hanging anniversary, a group of militants stormed the Sunjwan army...
LeT militant escapes after firing at Srinagar hospital; one policeman dead

LeT militant escapes after firing at Srinagar hospital; one policeman dead

The Pakistani national named Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hazulla was being taken to the hospital along with five other prisoners, while gunmen opened fire...
Empty talk won't help, pro-active policy a must

Empty talk won’t help, pro-active policy a must

Mudda panellists feel that firmer action needs to be taken to tackle Loc flare-ups Tensions have flared up with the death of Captain Kapil Kundu and three other...
Needed, an overhaul in strategy on Pak ceasefire violations and terrorism

“Time to be pro-active”

Mudda panellists feel that the strategy to deal with Pak-sponsored terrorism must change Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan as an Army Captain and three...
4 soldiers martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Rajouri

4 soldiers martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Rajouri

Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudary ordered closure of all 84 schools close to the border, from Sunderbani to Manjakote, for the next three...
Pak alerts Gilgit-Baltistan of India’s alleged secret plan to hit CPEC

Pak alerts Gilgit-Baltistan of India’s alleged secret plan to hit CPEC

Interior Ministry say India has sent 400 Muslim youth to Afghanistan for terror training Continuing its anti-India propaganda, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has informed Gilgit-Baltistan (GB)...
Three arrested for assault on Kashmiri students in Mahendragarh, Haryana

Three arrested for assault on Kashmiri students in Mahendragarh, Haryana

Acting after a furore in Haryana assembly and Jammu and Kashmir government's pressure, Haryana police arrested three persons for assaulting two Kashmiri students in...
Shopian firing: Soldiers opened "controlled fire in self-defence", says Army

Shopian firing: Soldiers opened “controlled fire in self-defence”, says Army

In a “counter-FIR”, the Army detailed how four of its vehicle in the administrative convoy, were surrounded and attacked by the violent mob. Amid continuing...
A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

Mudda panel examines BJP legislators’ demand for withdrawal of FIR against security forces; claims that a case should be registered against stone-pelters who provoked...
6.1 magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

6.1 magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Afghanistan capital Kabul on Wednesday afternoon (Indian time), said US Geological Survey (USGS), with its tremors felt right up...

Pune-based woman suicide-bomber detained in Kashmir

Kashmir Police chief Munir Khan said that the police would reach to a conclusion only after interrogating the lady and verifying all the facts. Days...
China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

near the Sikkim border as ‘legitimate’ and said that India has no business to comment on what it does on its territory. It said the...
“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

Mudda examines defence strategies in the wake of repeat ceasefire violations; says preemptive strikes possible in context of infiltration control, but open warfare must...
Indian Army Kills Seven Pakistani Soldiers In Retaliation To Ceasefire Violation On LoC

Indian Army Kills Seven Pakistani Soldiers In Retaliation To Ceasefire Violation On LoC

The Indian Army killed seven Pakistani soldiers on Monday, January 15, as it retaliated to unprovoked ceasefire violation from across the Line of Control...
Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

The PDP MLA’s statement came a day after he asked legislators in the J&K assembly to not express happiness over the killings of Kashmiri...
AMU scholar Mannan Wani has joined militancy, confirms Hizbul Mujahideen

AMU scholar Mannan Wani has joined militancy, confirms Hizbul Mujahideen

Mannan Wani was suspected to have joined the Huizbul Mujahideen after he appeared with a gun in a photograph, posted on social networking platforms. A...
Security forces gun down two militants in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

Security forces gun down two militants in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

One of the suspected militants killed in the encounter was 18-year-old Farhan Wani, a Kashmiri teen whose father reportedly took to Facebook in November,...
AMU research scholar – Mannan Wani – joins Hizbul Mujahideen

AMU suspends research scholar suspected to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen

The photograph of Mannan Wani, which was shared on Facebook and WhatsApp, showed a text, which states that he had joined the militant group hizbul...
“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that irresponsible statements by politicians regarding the situation in the Valley create confusion and leaders should defer from doing that Senior Congress...
BSF launches ‘Operation Alert’ across International Border in J&K

BSF launches ‘Operation Alert’ across International Border in J&K

The BSF action came a day after BSF jawan RP Hazra was martyred during an unprovoked cross-border firing by the Pakistani rangers in Samba...
BSF kills intruder along IB in Jammu; destroys two Pakistani posts in retaliatory fire

BSF kills intruder along IB in Jammu; destroys two Pakistani posts in retaliatory fire

The Indian troopers’ retaliatory attack came a day after BSF jawan RP Hazra was killed during an unprovoked cross-border firing by the Pakistan. In yet...

Army men die every day, says BJP MP on Pulwama martyrs, then apologises

Two days after 5 CRPF jawans were gunned down by militants in Pulwama, BJP MP from Rampur Dr Nepal Singh says no device can...
Four jawans martyred as Jaish militants storm CRPF camp in J&K’s Pulwana

Four jawans martyred as Jaish militants storm CRPF camp in J&K’s Pulwana

Militants belonging to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed have claimed responsibility In an incident reminiscent of the 2016 Uri attack, two heavily armed militants carried out a suicide...
Indian Army crosses LoC in PoK, kills three Pakistani soldiers

Indian Army crosses LoC in PoK, kills three Pakistani soldiers

The action came in response to Pak’s Saturday’s ceasefire violation claiming lives of three soldiers and a Major. Days after Pakistani troops opened fire on...
Army

Indian Army neutralizes two Jaish militants in South Kashmir’s Batmura village

The exchange of fire – which continued throughout the night – claimed the life of the civilian, who was hit by a bullet near...
avalanche

Army recovers bodies of three soldiers missing in last week’s avalanche in J&K

On December 12, at least five jawans went missing, after an avalanche struck a forward post at Gurez and Nowgam sectors of North Kashmir. The...
Amarnath-cave

Amarnath shrine declared a silence zone; No ‘Bol Bum’, no chanting of mantras, no...

Declaring the Amarnath shrine a ‘silence zone’, the National Green Tribunal has banned chanting of mantras, ringing bells and raising jaikaras (slogans to hail...
Pervez Musharraf

Gen Musharraf claims of leading “big initiative” to resolve Kashmir issue

Suggests Islamabad to support Saudi Arabia, UAE on Qatar crisis Pakistan’s former President Gen Pervez Musharraf has claimed of beginning work for resolving Kashmir issue...
Avalanche

Kashmir snowfall: Valley cut off, five soldiers missing, including three hit by an avalanche

Five soldiers are missing in north Kashmir’s Gurez and Naugam sectors after heavy snowfall triggered avalanches in the area. Rescue operations were on, with...
Modi

Modi takes Gujarat’s first sea-plane ride, rivals take digs

On last day of campaigning for Gujarat Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is first passenger in sea-plane ride from Sabarmati Riverfront to Dharoi...
J&K government begins withdrawing FIRs against first-time stone pelters

J&K government begins withdrawing FIRs against first-time stone-pelters

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti says the confidence building measure will give the youth and their families an opportunity to rebuild their lives in Kashmir In...
Encounter in J&K

3 Lashkar terrorists gunned down in Kashmir’s Handwara

J&K police suspect infiltration activity from Pakistan may increase in coming weeks once snowfall starts in the Valley In yet another incident of encounter between...

After return of footballer, another Kashmiri quits militancy to return home

Earlier, Majid Khan – a popular football goalkeeper from Anantnag district of South Kashmir – surrendered to the police on November 16. Days after a...

J&K Dy CM Nirmal Singh: Pakistan stands completely exposed

Alleges China for supporting Pakistan in its anti-India designs Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh has, on Saturdy, congratulated the security forces and...
Massive strike against taxes in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan region Pak-occupied Kashmir erupts in protest against Pakistan government

Above: Massive strike against taxes in Gilgit Baltistan Simmering discontent over denial of basic rights and lack of development has erupted in massive protests in...

“Switching of carrot-and-stick recipients in Kashmir worked out”

Mudda praises government’s two-pronged approach of interlocution and cutting off finances of the separatists in valley, says efforts of Dineshwar Sharma have proved successful A...
Majid

Kashmiri footballer who joined Lashkar returns home, surrenders to police

Arshid, who is known for his football skills had on November 10, announced his joining of militant group on social networking site Facebook Days after...
Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

BJP hit out at the former Kashmir CM, and claimed that Abdullah is doing free advocacy for Pakistan. In yet another controversial comment, National Conference...
Hours after forces killed two militants in Kashmir, fresh encounters break out

Hours after forces killed two militants in Kashmir, fresh encounters break out

There have been three gun-battles between armed forces and the militants in Kashmir in the last 12 hours. Hours after the Indian armed force neutralized...
Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir 90% less than 2016: J&K DGP SP Vaid

Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir 90% less than 2016: J&K DGP SP Vaid

DGP Vaid said apart from NIA raids, several factors – including demonetization & action against top militants – helped controlling the situation. Amid continuing unrest...
Hurriyat asks government to stop pellet guns, involve Pakistan in talks to solve Kashmir issue

Hurriyat asks government to stop pellet guns, involve Pakistan in talks to solve Kashmir...

The recommendations were made by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani’s close confidante Devinder Singh Behal at a gathering held in Kashmir’s Pulwama to mourn...
Pinned Against The Wall: Losing The Argument In Srinagar

Pinned Against The Wall: Losing The Argument In Srinagar

~By Saeed Naqvi The arrival of Dineshwar Sharma, formerly of the Intelligence Bureau, as the Centre’s interlocutor in the troubled state, has clearly not set...
No shortage of arms in Indian Army, modernization required: Gen Bipin Rawat

No shortage of arms in Indian Army, modernization required: Gen Bipin Rawat

Under a recently finalized plan, the Army had earlier said that it will be acquiring large number arms at a cost of about Rs...
demonetisation

Rs 36 cr demonetized notes recovered, 9 arrested during NIA’s terror-funding probe in J&K

Allegedly, the accused were collecting demonetized notes and converting them into new ones – with the help of bank officials. In a major crackdown against...
Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's nephew, Talha Rashid, among three militants killed in Pulwama

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s nephew, Talha Rashid, among three militants killed in Pulwama

An army official said the three militants belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed group and two of them were Pakistani nationals In a major success, security forces on...
encounter in kashmir by army

Army foils Pakistan BAT attack in Uri sector of J&K, kills two militants

Earlier two militants were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid The Indian army has killed two militants as it foiled an attack...

Osama followed Kashmir developments, Headley trial: CIA files

File photo of Osama bin Laden during an interaction he had with reporters in Helmand Province of Afghanistan on December 24, 1998. Photo credit:...
Kashmiri leaders call Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment “a new tactic”

Kashmiri leaders call Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment “a new tactic”

The appointment of Dineshwar Sharma, the former IB chief as interlocutor for resolving the Kashmir issue has met a major hurdle on Tuesday when...
Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief claims Centre’s Kashmir strategy has helped the armed forces to negotiate peace in the Valley from a position of strength, curb infiltration Days...
NIA arrests Hizbul chief’s son Shahid Yusuf in 2011 terror funding case

NIA arrests Hizbul chief’s son Shahid Yusuf in 2011 terror funding case

File photo of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin (centre) with his aides. Credit: Agencies Yusuf was arrested on Tuesday after he reached the NIA office regarding the...
Modi govt takes a step back on Kashmir, appoints ex-IB chief as interlocutor

Modi govt takes a step back on Kashmir, appoints ex-IB chief as interlocutor

Union home minister Rajnath Singh announced that the government favours a sustained dialogue, including with Kashmiri separatists, to resolve outstanding issues Nearly three years after...
ENTER HEDWIG: Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Reuters/UNI

Day in Pictures of 18th Oct

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Two LeT terrorists including commander killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Two LeT terrorists including commander killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Shah was considered to be an architect of last year's unrest in South Kashmir and was wanted in number of terror-related cases Top Lashakar-e-Taiba commander,...
2 Air Force commandos and 2 Lashkar terrorists killed during Bandipora encounter

2 Air Force commandos and 2 Lashkar terrorists killed during Bandipora encounter

Army and police launched cordon and search operation around Paribal village after receiving input about presence of militants in the area Two security personnel from...
Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Indian Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Armed Forces have recovered two AK-47 rifles, four magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition and one pistol during search operation The Indian Army, late on Monday night, foiled...
Top Jaish commander killed in Baramulla encounter

Top Jaish commander killed in Baramulla encounter

He is believed to be the main plotter behind the suicide attack last week near the Srinagar airport. In yet another success for the armed...
After fidayeen attack on BSF camp and J&K police says more Jaish militants likely in Srinagar

After fidayeen attack on BSF camp, J&K police says more Jaish militants likely in...

Three JeM men killed on Tuesday near Srinagar airport were part of a larger group of infiltrators says Kashmir range IG, cautions against more attacks Cautioning against...
Three minors, including a 10-yr-old boy, killed in Poonch as Pak violates ceasefire again

Three minors, including a 10-yr-old boy, killed in Poonch as Pak violates ceasefire again

Police officials say Pak troops targeted dozens of villages with gunfire, mortar shelling in Shahpur, Kirni and Digwar sectors on Monday morning In yet another incident of...

Now, braid chopping incidents keep J&K tense, police raise bounty to Rs 6 lakh...

Clashes had erupted in Anantnag district on Saturday following mysterious braid chopping incidents in the adjoining Kulgam district After Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, mysterious incidents of...
Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT in Keran Sector of Kupwara in J&K

Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan’s BAT in Keran Sector of Kupwara in J&K

Recently, India’s Army chief Bipin Rawat had warned Pakistan of another surgical strike if the neighbouring country “does not behave”. Indian Army thwarted the infiltration...
One Terrorist Killed In Uri Sector, Hideout Busted In Hindwara - Apnlive

One Terrorist Killed In Uri Sector, Hideout Busted In Hindwara

The operation still underway as two more terrorists are believed to be trapped In yet another encounter in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir, security forces...
Terror funding case: NIA conducts searches at about dozen locations across J&K

Terror funding case: NIA conducts searches at about dozen locations across J&K

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested seven persons so far in connection with alleged terror funding and inflammatory actions in the Kashmir valley In...
Terror funding case

Terror funding case: NIA recovers Kashmir’s protest calendar authorized by Hurriyat hardliner SAS Geelani

Document recovered from Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah  reportedly outlines roadmap for fanning radicalism with the help of local clerics and separatist cadres to...
Karnataka forms nine-member panel on separate flag for state, legal sanctity

Karnataka forms nine-member panel on separate flag for state, legal sanctity

The Karnataka government has set up a nine-member committee to submit a report on having a state flag and its legal sanctity, officials said...
LOC firing

Nine-year-old girl, soldier killed in Pak firing across LoC

A nine-year-old girl and an army jawan were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch’s Balakote on Monday. At least...
India China Troops

India-China border imbroglio: Chinese state media says If India can intervene in Bhutan, China...

~By Rajesh Sinha The supposed bonhomie between India and China, speculated upon after the Modi-Jinping mutually congratulatory speeches at Hamburg, evaporated fast. After India claimed...
NEW PROMISES: Mongolia's new president, Khaltmaa Battulga, takes oath in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Reuters/UNI

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Amarnath Yatra resumes after heavy rainfall

Pilgrimage was suspended today as the Baltal and Chandanwari, the two main bus stations were blocked due to torrential rain The Amaranth Yatra that began...
Amarnath Yatra starts amid tight security

Amarnath Yatra starts amid tight security

The first batch of 2,280 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu base camp for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. The ‘Yatra’ is...
Jammu and Kashmir: Protesters clash with police on Eid

Jammu and Kashmir: Protesters clash with police on Eid

The local police  was forced to burst teargas shells to disperse  the protesting crowd Clashes erupted in Srinagar on the morning of Eid between the...
Operation All-Out; starts in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of 258 militants

Operation All-Out; starts in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of 258 militants

Army launches Operation All-Out to flush out terrorists from Kashmir; list of 258 militants for the operation As militancy in Jammu and Kashmir seemed to...
LeT commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Anantnag encounter

LeT commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Anantnag encounter

Two militants, including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Junaid Mattoo, were killed and one apprehended in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and...
Social media back in Kashmir

Social media back in Kashmir

The Mehbooba Mufti government had on April 26 banned 22 social networking sites and applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter The Jammu and Kashmir...
Major Gogoi

Kashmiri man tied to jeep: Army Major defends the act, says it was to...

Major Gogoi, who had tied Farooq Ahmad Dar on the bonnet of army jeep as a shield against mob during Kahmir by-polls in April,...

Army Major who tied civilian to jeep in Kashmir given clean chit

An inquiry has given clean chit to Major Nitin Gogoi and senior army officers lauded him for his presence of mind to avoid casualties. The...
Two civilians killed, 7 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K

Two civilians killed, 7 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K

The Army is said to be retaliating strongly to the provocation from across the border. In the third ceasefire violation over three days by Pakistan...
Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Kashmir, one woman killed in the firing

Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Kashmir, one woman killed in the...

A village in Laam belt of Nowshera sector was hit by firing of Pakistan troops and killed Akhtar Bi and injured her husband Mohmmad...
Army lieutenant kidnapped, killed by terrorists in Kashmir while attending cousin’s marriage

Army lieutenant kidnapped, killed by terrorists in Kashmir while attending cousin’s marriage

The bullet riddled body of Umar Faiyaz, who had joined the forces five months ago, was found in Herman Chowk in the heart of...
Nawaz Sharif took Osama money to fund Kashmir jihad: Imran Khan’s party

Nawaz Sharif took Osama money to fund Kashmir jihad: Imran Khan’s party

The PML-N leader has been accused of taking 1.5 billion in Pakistani rupees from Osama bin Laden. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party has accused Pakistan Prime...
Callers outraged over gun salute for Kashmiri terrorist

Callers outraged over gun salute for Kashmiri terrorist

They suggested tough action against Pakistan in live show on APN A group of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba terrorists is said to have offered a gunshot salute to...

3 Indian soldiers martyred, one soldier’s body mutilated in Pakistan’s crossfire

Pakistan's inhuman crossfire at Jammu and Kashmir's Maachil in which 3 Indian soldiers martyred and one jawan's body was mutilated badly by the terrorists....

'Jammu And Kashmir' - 135 News Results

Governor’s Rule has always meant more deaths in the Valley

Governor’s Rule has always meant more deaths in the Valley

Mudda discusses Soz’s controversial statement on Kashmiris’ aspiration for independence, defence experts appalled at parties not making national security a priority The show was...
Four terrorists among six killed in Anantnag encounter, J&K

Four terrorists among six killed in Anantnag encounter, J&K

At least four terrorists suspected to be members of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) were among six killed in an encounter in KhiramSrigufara...
“Maybe, he will come running toward me and hug me” says Shujaat Bukhari’s son

“Maybe, he will come running toward me and hug me” says Shujaat Bukhari’s son

Tamheed Shujaat Bhukari, the son of slain Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari of “The Rising Kashmir’, has written an emotional tribute in memory of his...
Kashmir situation expected to improve under governor’s rule

Kashmir situation expected to improve under governor’s rule

Speaker at Mudda feels BJP lost the battle when it allied with PDP to form government in state as their ideologies are too different,...
Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, announcing the BJP's decision to pull out of an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP in Jammu and Kashmir on...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb's family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Wednesday, June 20) met the family of martyred Indian soldier Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The Defence...
“Govt’s policies have failed in Kashmir”

“Govt’s policies have failed in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that all parties together will have to deal with the enemy in Kashmir, even as BJP snaps ties with PDP Why is...
Two Lashkar militants killed in J&K encounter

Two Lashkar militants killed in J&K encounter

A day after the Centre decided not to extend the ceasefire or non-initiation of combat operations (NICO) — which was earlier announced on May...
“Ceasefire a wrong call, don’t let down patriotic Kashmiris”

“Ceasefire a wrong call, don’t let down patriotic Kashmiris”

Mudda speakers nearly unanimous on lack of wisdom in passing this order, say stone-pelters waving Islamic State flags are enemies of humanity who do...
One army killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Nowshera Block

One army killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Nowshera Block

According to reports, an Indian Army soldier was killed in Pakistan firing in Nowshera Block of Jammu and Kashmir today (Saturday, June 16). The soldier,...
Should Army be given a free hand in Kashmir

Should Army be given a free hand in Kashmir?

Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari’s murder, soldier’s killing trigger introspection, speakers wonder why Ramzan ceasefire had no effect on terrorists Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed...
Abducted army jawan found dead in Kashmir's Pulwama, father appeals to PM

Abducted army jawan found dead in Kashmir’s Pulwama, father appeals to PM

An Indian Army soldier, who was abducted by militants on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, today was found dead. The soldier's bullet-ridden body...
India rejects UN report asking for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

India rejects UN report asking for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

India on Thursday rejected the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) report on 'human rights situation in Kashmir' calling it "fallacious, tendentious and motivated". Questioning...
4 BSF men including officer killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers

4 BSF men including officer killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers

Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and three others injured in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Rangers along...
Two BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers’ cross border firing

Two BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers’ cross border firing

In yet another ceasefire violation Pakistan Rangers opened fire along the International Border (IB) and killed two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Jammu...
India should deal with Pakistan with caution

India should deal with Pakistan with caution

Mudda discusses two DGMOs’ call on ceasefire, speakers see it as a win for the Modi government’s foreign policy In a rare positive development,...
Pakistan rejects India’s protest on Gilgit-Baltistan order

Pakistan rejects India’s protest on Gilgit-Baltistan order

India earlier summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Pakistan has rejected India’s protest on Gilgit Baltistan order 2018 and New Delhi’s claim over Pakistan occupied Kashmir...
Thousands vacate villages, towns due to Pak shelling; Govt says Ramzan ceasefire rattled it

Thousands vacate villages, towns due to Pak shelling; Govt says Ramzan ceasefire rattled it

As heavy shelling by Pakistan has forced thousands of people to vacate villages and towns along the border, Indian Government said this indicated that...
BSF: Pakistani bunkers busted, assets destroyed across border

BSF: Pakistani bunkers busted, assets destroyed across border

In an ongoing tussle with Pakistani forces for their support to the terrorists entering into Jammu and Kashmir, The Border Security Force (BSF) today said that...
Ramadan Ceasefire In Kashmir Meaningless If Media War Continues

Ramadan Ceasefire In Kashmir Meaningless If Media War Continues

~By Saeed Naqvi I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s avowed intention to calm...
Thunderstorms likely over next two days in hill states of North India, says Met Department

Thunderstorms likely over next two days in hill states of North India, says Met...

North Indian hill states of Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, while parts of Rajasthan...
Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

J&K government’s proposal for unilateral ceasefire in the state ahead of Ramzan up for debate, Mudda panellists concerned by rise of Wahhabism in Valley J&K...
Indian army gave me new life, Pakistan misleading youth, says LeT terrorist

Indian army gave me new life, Pakistan misleading youth, says LeT terrorist

In a welcome break from the usual narrative of death and violence in Jammu and Kashmir, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist praised Indian army for...
Pope Francis greets a group of nuns at the end of his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, Reuters/UNI

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SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 7, transferred the child gangrape and murder case of eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in Kathua to Pathankot district and...
“The Mufti government is responsible to a large extent”

“The Mufti government is responsible to a large extent”

Mudda takes up Shopian schoolbus stoning; holds Jammu & Kashmir chief minister’s decision to pardon 10,000 pelters responsible for crisis in state A Class II...
Stone pelters in Kashmir attack school bus, injure two school children

Stone pelters in Kashmir attack school bus, injure two school children

Stone pelters attacked a school bus in Shopian, south Kashmir, on Wednesday, May 2, morning, injuring two children. A group of miscreants pelted stones on...
“Peace talks get hampered because Islamabad rakes up Kashmir”

“Peace talks get hampered because Islamabad rakes up Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that Pakistan’s image has been dented internationally, and it should focus Track II talks on development Major Rohit Shukla, who has been...
India, Pakistan DGMOs allege escalation and LoC violations

India, Pakistan DGMOs allege escalation and LoC violations

Friday hotline interaction was requested by Pakistan The Indian and Pakistani armies are once against advancing claims and counter claims on the deteriorating situation on...
President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President calls Kathua gangrape-murder shameful, says our duty to ensure safety of women

President Ram Nath Kovind condemned the "heinous and barbaric" Kathua gang-rape and murder case and said it is the collective responsibility of the society...
Missing army man has joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror group: J&K police

Missing army man has joined Hizbul Mujahideen terror group: J&K police

An army man from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI), who had gone missing from south Kashmir earlier this month, has quit the...
Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K's reply on plea to transfer case to Chandigarh

Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K’s reply on plea to transfer case...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Monday, April 16, asked Jammu and Kashmir government’s...

“First end militancy, then start the talk”

Mudda panellists feel the government should focus on ending militancy in Kashmir Valley in wake of statements from army chiefs of India and Pakistan...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
Kathua: Outrage mounts, Maneka Gandhi for death penalty to child rapists

Kathua: Outrage mounts, Maneka Gandhi for death penalty to child rapists

As a storm of protests erupted over the gory gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and the gangrape...
Iran urges for restraint in Jammu and Kashmir

Iran urges for restraint in Jammu and Kashmir

In a rare statement on situation in India, Iran has expressed regret over the recent deadly incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the...
J&K encounter: 13 militants killed in three encounters in one day

J&K encounter: 13 militants killed in three encounters in one day

Security forces gunned down 13 militants, including the killers of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz, in three counter-insurgency operations that began at night and went on...
Pakistan warns India against war hysteria

Pakistan warns India against war hysteria

Amidst allegations and counter allegations of harassing each others’ diplomats between India and Pakistan and Pakistan’s insistence for resolving “Kashmir issue” before normalising bilateral...
Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan asks India: Resolve Kashmir issue for normalizing ties

Pakistan has expressed that its desire for peace should never be mistaken as its weakness while normalizing relations with India needs resolution of all...

“Need to strengthen intelligence, increase covert options”

Mudda discusses procedural lapse in granting, renewing Farooq Takla passport, speakers feel it is police who must shoulder responsibility and prompt action is needed...
Failed state, terrorist haven Pakistan raises plebiscite in J&K but doesn't fulfil preconditions: India at UN

Failed state, terrorist haven Pakistan raises plebiscite in J&K but doesn’t fulfil preconditions: India...

India has denounced Pakistan as a 'failed state' which promotes terrorism and slammed it for repeatedly raising the issue of plebiscite in Jammu and...

Kashmir back on boil after six killed by security forces

Situation in sought Kashmir took a turn for the worse on Monday, March 5, as people came out on streets to protest the deaths...
Jinnah didn’t want separate country for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Jinnah didn’t want separate country for Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

Responding to Abdullah’s comment, Union minister of state for personnel and public grievances Jitendra Singh on Sunday urged the NC patron to "reread history." Bringing...
Schools shut amid continuing cross-border firing along LoC in J&K

Schools shut amid continuing cross-border firing along LoC in J&K

According to the Indian Army, the tension across the border escalated after Pakistani troops pounded multiple locations in Rajouri district on Monday. The Jammu and...
Should defence budget be raised in face of Pak tensions?

Should defence budget be raised in face of Pak tensions?

Mudda panellists feel India should be proactive and not allow artistes, performers and sportspersons from the neighbouring country to visit so long as shootings...
Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

India desires peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pak, says MEA Sandwiched between the ongoing pressure from US and India, Pakistan has alleged New Delhi...
Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

The recent deadly attacks in Sunjuwan and Pakistan’s talkback post Sitharaman’s remarks have raised questions as to how the Indian government should act against...
Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed linked seminaries and health facilities

Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed linked seminaries and health facilities

US, India pressure caused action against JuD entities In a follow up action after promulgation of  an ordinance amending Anti Terror Law by the country’s...
Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Panellists feel that government should address Mehbooba’s question on talks with Pakistan, spell out clearly rules of engagement with LeT, JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen...
Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

Joining his voice with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has called for  “uninterrupted and uninterruptable” dialogue  between India and...
NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

The NC MLA’s slogans came amid BJP MLAs sloganeering against Pakistan to protest the ongoing terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp. Triggering a chaotic...
Two more Army JCOs killed by militants in Jammu

Two more Army JCOs killed by militants in Jammu

Area cordoned off, militants isolated, schools in the area closed Amidst separatists observing Afzal Guru’s hanging anniversary, a group of militants stormed the Sunjwan army...
LeT militant escapes after firing at Srinagar hospital; one policeman dead

LeT militant escapes after firing at Srinagar hospital; one policeman dead

The Pakistani national named Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hazulla was being taken to the hospital along with five other prisoners, while gunmen opened fire...
Empty talk won't help, pro-active policy a must

Empty talk won’t help, pro-active policy a must

Mudda panellists feel that firmer action needs to be taken to tackle Loc flare-ups Tensions have flared up with the death of Captain Kapil Kundu and three other...
Needed, an overhaul in strategy on Pak ceasefire violations and terrorism

“Time to be pro-active”

Mudda panellists feel that the strategy to deal with Pak-sponsored terrorism must change Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan as an Army Captain and three...
4 soldiers martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Rajouri

4 soldiers martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Rajouri

Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudary ordered closure of all 84 schools close to the border, from Sunderbani to Manjakote, for the next three...
Pak alerts Gilgit-Baltistan of India’s alleged secret plan to hit CPEC

Pak alerts Gilgit-Baltistan of India’s alleged secret plan to hit CPEC

Interior Ministry say India has sent 400 Muslim youth to Afghanistan for terror training Continuing its anti-India propaganda, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has informed Gilgit-Baltistan (GB)...
Three arrested for assault on Kashmiri students in Mahendragarh, Haryana

Three arrested for assault on Kashmiri students in Mahendragarh, Haryana

Acting after a furore in Haryana assembly and Jammu and Kashmir government's pressure, Haryana police arrested three persons for assaulting two Kashmiri students in...
Shopian firing: Soldiers opened "controlled fire in self-defence", says Army

Shopian firing: Soldiers opened “controlled fire in self-defence”, says Army

In a “counter-FIR”, the Army detailed how four of its vehicle in the administrative convoy, were surrounded and attacked by the violent mob. Amid continuing...
A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

Mudda panel examines BJP legislators’ demand for withdrawal of FIR against security forces; claims that a case should be registered against stone-pelters who provoked...
6.1 magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

6.1 magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Afghanistan capital Kabul on Wednesday afternoon (Indian time), said US Geological Survey (USGS), with its tremors felt right up...

Pune-based woman suicide-bomber detained in Kashmir

Kashmir Police chief Munir Khan said that the police would reach to a conclusion only after interrogating the lady and verifying all the facts. Days...
China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

near the Sikkim border as ‘legitimate’ and said that India has no business to comment on what it does on its territory. It said the...
“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

Mudda examines defence strategies in the wake of repeat ceasefire violations; says preemptive strikes possible in context of infiltration control, but open warfare must...
Indian Army Kills Seven Pakistani Soldiers In Retaliation To Ceasefire Violation On LoC

Indian Army Kills Seven Pakistani Soldiers In Retaliation To Ceasefire Violation On LoC

The Indian Army killed seven Pakistani soldiers on Monday, January 15, as it retaliated to unprovoked ceasefire violation from across the Line of Control...
Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

The PDP MLA’s statement came a day after he asked legislators in the J&K assembly to not express happiness over the killings of Kashmiri...
AMU scholar Mannan Wani has joined militancy, confirms Hizbul Mujahideen

AMU scholar Mannan Wani has joined militancy, confirms Hizbul Mujahideen

Mannan Wani was suspected to have joined the Huizbul Mujahideen after he appeared with a gun in a photograph, posted on social networking platforms. A...
Security forces gun down two militants in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

Security forces gun down two militants in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

One of the suspected militants killed in the encounter was 18-year-old Farhan Wani, a Kashmiri teen whose father reportedly took to Facebook in November,...
AMU research scholar – Mannan Wani – joins Hizbul Mujahideen

AMU suspends research scholar suspected to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen

The photograph of Mannan Wani, which was shared on Facebook and WhatsApp, showed a text, which states that he had joined the militant group hizbul...
“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that irresponsible statements by politicians regarding the situation in the Valley create confusion and leaders should defer from doing that Senior Congress...
BSF launches ‘Operation Alert’ across International Border in J&K

BSF launches ‘Operation Alert’ across International Border in J&K

The BSF action came a day after BSF jawan RP Hazra was martyred during an unprovoked cross-border firing by the Pakistani rangers in Samba...
BSF kills intruder along IB in Jammu; destroys two Pakistani posts in retaliatory fire

BSF kills intruder along IB in Jammu; destroys two Pakistani posts in retaliatory fire

The Indian troopers’ retaliatory attack came a day after BSF jawan RP Hazra was killed during an unprovoked cross-border firing by the Pakistan. In yet...

Army men die every day, says BJP MP on Pulwama martyrs, then apologises

Two days after 5 CRPF jawans were gunned down by militants in Pulwama, BJP MP from Rampur Dr Nepal Singh says no device can...
Four jawans martyred as Jaish militants storm CRPF camp in J&K’s Pulwana

Four jawans martyred as Jaish militants storm CRPF camp in J&K’s Pulwana

Militants belonging to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed have claimed responsibility In an incident reminiscent of the 2016 Uri attack, two heavily armed militants carried out a suicide...
Indian Army crosses LoC in PoK, kills three Pakistani soldiers

Indian Army crosses LoC in PoK, kills three Pakistani soldiers

The action came in response to Pak’s Saturday’s ceasefire violation claiming lives of three soldiers and a Major. Days after Pakistani troops opened fire on...
Army

Indian Army neutralizes two Jaish militants in South Kashmir’s Batmura village

The exchange of fire – which continued throughout the night – claimed the life of the civilian, who was hit by a bullet near...
avalanche

Army recovers bodies of three soldiers missing in last week’s avalanche in J&K

On December 12, at least five jawans went missing, after an avalanche struck a forward post at Gurez and Nowgam sectors of North Kashmir. The...
Amarnath-cave

Amarnath shrine declared a silence zone; No ‘Bol Bum’, no chanting of mantras, no...

Declaring the Amarnath shrine a ‘silence zone’, the National Green Tribunal has banned chanting of mantras, ringing bells and raising jaikaras (slogans to hail...
Pervez Musharraf

Gen Musharraf claims of leading “big initiative” to resolve Kashmir issue

Suggests Islamabad to support Saudi Arabia, UAE on Qatar crisis Pakistan’s former President Gen Pervez Musharraf has claimed of beginning work for resolving Kashmir issue...
Avalanche

Kashmir snowfall: Valley cut off, five soldiers missing, including three hit by an avalanche

Five soldiers are missing in north Kashmir’s Gurez and Naugam sectors after heavy snowfall triggered avalanches in the area. Rescue operations were on, with...
Modi

Modi takes Gujarat’s first sea-plane ride, rivals take digs

On last day of campaigning for Gujarat Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is first passenger in sea-plane ride from Sabarmati Riverfront to Dharoi...
J&K government begins withdrawing FIRs against first-time stone pelters

J&K government begins withdrawing FIRs against first-time stone-pelters

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti says the confidence building measure will give the youth and their families an opportunity to rebuild their lives in Kashmir In...
Encounter in J&K

3 Lashkar terrorists gunned down in Kashmir’s Handwara

J&K police suspect infiltration activity from Pakistan may increase in coming weeks once snowfall starts in the Valley In yet another incident of encounter between...

After return of footballer, another Kashmiri quits militancy to return home

Earlier, Majid Khan – a popular football goalkeeper from Anantnag district of South Kashmir – surrendered to the police on November 16. Days after a...

J&K Dy CM Nirmal Singh: Pakistan stands completely exposed

Alleges China for supporting Pakistan in its anti-India designs Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh has, on Saturdy, congratulated the security forces and...
Massive strike against taxes in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan region Pak-occupied Kashmir erupts in protest against Pakistan government

Above: Massive strike against taxes in Gilgit Baltistan Simmering discontent over denial of basic rights and lack of development has erupted in massive protests in...

“Switching of carrot-and-stick recipients in Kashmir worked out”

Mudda praises government’s two-pronged approach of interlocution and cutting off finances of the separatists in valley, says efforts of Dineshwar Sharma have proved successful A...
Majid

Kashmiri footballer who joined Lashkar returns home, surrenders to police

Arshid, who is known for his football skills had on November 10, announced his joining of militant group on social networking site Facebook Days after...
Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

BJP hit out at the former Kashmir CM, and claimed that Abdullah is doing free advocacy for Pakistan. In yet another controversial comment, National Conference...
Hours after forces killed two militants in Kashmir, fresh encounters break out

Hours after forces killed two militants in Kashmir, fresh encounters break out

There have been three gun-battles between armed forces and the militants in Kashmir in the last 12 hours. Hours after the Indian armed force neutralized...
Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir 90% less than 2016: J&K DGP SP Vaid

Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir 90% less than 2016: J&K DGP SP Vaid

DGP Vaid said apart from NIA raids, several factors – including demonetization & action against top militants – helped controlling the situation. Amid continuing unrest...
Hurriyat asks government to stop pellet guns, involve Pakistan in talks to solve Kashmir issue

Hurriyat asks government to stop pellet guns, involve Pakistan in talks to solve Kashmir...

The recommendations were made by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani’s close confidante Devinder Singh Behal at a gathering held in Kashmir’s Pulwama to mourn...
Pinned Against The Wall: Losing The Argument In Srinagar

Pinned Against The Wall: Losing The Argument In Srinagar

~By Saeed Naqvi The arrival of Dineshwar Sharma, formerly of the Intelligence Bureau, as the Centre’s interlocutor in the troubled state, has clearly not set...
No shortage of arms in Indian Army, modernization required: Gen Bipin Rawat

No shortage of arms in Indian Army, modernization required: Gen Bipin Rawat

Under a recently finalized plan, the Army had earlier said that it will be acquiring large number arms at a cost of about Rs...
demonetisation

Rs 36 cr demonetized notes recovered, 9 arrested during NIA’s terror-funding probe in J&K

Allegedly, the accused were collecting demonetized notes and converting them into new ones – with the help of bank officials. In a major crackdown against...
Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's nephew, Talha Rashid, among three militants killed in Pulwama

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s nephew, Talha Rashid, among three militants killed in Pulwama

An army official said the three militants belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed group and two of them were Pakistani nationals In a major success, security forces on...
encounter in kashmir by army

Army foils Pakistan BAT attack in Uri sector of J&K, kills two militants

Earlier two militants were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid The Indian army has killed two militants as it foiled an attack...

Osama followed Kashmir developments, Headley trial: CIA files

File photo of Osama bin Laden during an interaction he had with reporters in Helmand Province of Afghanistan on December 24, 1998. Photo credit:...
Kashmiri leaders call Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment “a new tactic”

Kashmiri leaders call Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment “a new tactic”

The appointment of Dineshwar Sharma, the former IB chief as interlocutor for resolving the Kashmir issue has met a major hurdle on Tuesday when...
Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief claims Centre’s Kashmir strategy has helped the armed forces to negotiate peace in the Valley from a position of strength, curb infiltration Days...
NIA arrests Hizbul chief’s son Shahid Yusuf in 2011 terror funding case

NIA arrests Hizbul chief’s son Shahid Yusuf in 2011 terror funding case

File photo of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin (centre) with his aides. Credit: Agencies Yusuf was arrested on Tuesday after he reached the NIA office regarding the...
Modi govt takes a step back on Kashmir, appoints ex-IB chief as interlocutor

Modi govt takes a step back on Kashmir, appoints ex-IB chief as interlocutor

Union home minister Rajnath Singh announced that the government favours a sustained dialogue, including with Kashmiri separatists, to resolve outstanding issues Nearly three years after...
ENTER HEDWIG: Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Reuters/UNI

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Two LeT terrorists including commander killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Two LeT terrorists including commander killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Shah was considered to be an architect of last year's unrest in South Kashmir and was wanted in number of terror-related cases Top Lashakar-e-Taiba commander,...
2 Air Force commandos and 2 Lashkar terrorists killed during Bandipora encounter

2 Air Force commandos and 2 Lashkar terrorists killed during Bandipora encounter

Army and police launched cordon and search operation around Paribal village after receiving input about presence of militants in the area Two security personnel from...
Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Indian Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Armed Forces have recovered two AK-47 rifles, four magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition and one pistol during search operation The Indian Army, late on Monday night, foiled...
Top Jaish commander killed in Baramulla encounter

Top Jaish commander killed in Baramulla encounter

He is believed to be the main plotter behind the suicide attack last week near the Srinagar airport. In yet another success for the armed...
After fidayeen attack on BSF camp and J&K police says more Jaish militants likely in Srinagar

After fidayeen attack on BSF camp, J&K police says more Jaish militants likely in...

Three JeM men killed on Tuesday near Srinagar airport were part of a larger group of infiltrators says Kashmir range IG, cautions against more attacks Cautioning against...
Three minors, including a 10-yr-old boy, killed in Poonch as Pak violates ceasefire again

Three minors, including a 10-yr-old boy, killed in Poonch as Pak violates ceasefire again

Police officials say Pak troops targeted dozens of villages with gunfire, mortar shelling in Shahpur, Kirni and Digwar sectors on Monday morning In yet another incident of...

Now, braid chopping incidents keep J&K tense, police raise bounty to Rs 6 lakh...

Clashes had erupted in Anantnag district on Saturday following mysterious braid chopping incidents in the adjoining Kulgam district After Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, mysterious incidents of...
Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT in Keran Sector of Kupwara in J&K

Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan’s BAT in Keran Sector of Kupwara in J&K

Recently, India’s Army chief Bipin Rawat had warned Pakistan of another surgical strike if the neighbouring country “does not behave”. Indian Army thwarted the infiltration...
One Terrorist Killed In Uri Sector, Hideout Busted In Hindwara - Apnlive

One Terrorist Killed In Uri Sector, Hideout Busted In Hindwara

The operation still underway as two more terrorists are believed to be trapped In yet another encounter in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir, security forces...
Terror funding case: NIA conducts searches at about dozen locations across J&K

Terror funding case: NIA conducts searches at about dozen locations across J&K

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested seven persons so far in connection with alleged terror funding and inflammatory actions in the Kashmir valley In...
Terror funding case

Terror funding case: NIA recovers Kashmir’s protest calendar authorized by Hurriyat hardliner SAS Geelani

Document recovered from Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah  reportedly outlines roadmap for fanning radicalism with the help of local clerics and separatist cadres to...
Karnataka forms nine-member panel on separate flag for state, legal sanctity

Karnataka forms nine-member panel on separate flag for state, legal sanctity

The Karnataka government has set up a nine-member committee to submit a report on having a state flag and its legal sanctity, officials said...
LOC firing

Nine-year-old girl, soldier killed in Pak firing across LoC

A nine-year-old girl and an army jawan were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch’s Balakote on Monday. At least...
India China Troops

India-China border imbroglio: Chinese state media says If India can intervene in Bhutan, China...

~By Rajesh Sinha The supposed bonhomie between India and China, speculated upon after the Modi-Jinping mutually congratulatory speeches at Hamburg, evaporated fast. After India claimed...
NEW PROMISES: Mongolia's new president, Khaltmaa Battulga, takes oath in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Reuters/UNI

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Amarnath Yatra resumes after heavy rainfall

Pilgrimage was suspended today as the Baltal and Chandanwari, the two main bus stations were blocked due to torrential rain The Amaranth Yatra that began...
Amarnath Yatra starts amid tight security

Amarnath Yatra starts amid tight security

The first batch of 2,280 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu base camp for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. The ‘Yatra’ is...
Jammu and Kashmir: Protesters clash with police on Eid

Jammu and Kashmir: Protesters clash with police on Eid

The local police  was forced to burst teargas shells to disperse  the protesting crowd Clashes erupted in Srinagar on the morning of Eid between the...
Operation All-Out; starts in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of 258 militants

Operation All-Out; starts in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of 258 militants

Army launches Operation All-Out to flush out terrorists from Kashmir; list of 258 militants for the operation As militancy in Jammu and Kashmir seemed to...
LeT commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Anantnag encounter

LeT commander Junaid Mattoo killed in Anantnag encounter

Two militants, including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Junaid Mattoo, were killed and one apprehended in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and...
Social media back in Kashmir

Social media back in Kashmir

The Mehbooba Mufti government had on April 26 banned 22 social networking sites and applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter The Jammu and Kashmir...
Major Gogoi

Kashmiri man tied to jeep: Army Major defends the act, says it was to...

Major Gogoi, who had tied Farooq Ahmad Dar on the bonnet of army jeep as a shield against mob during Kahmir by-polls in April,...

Army Major who tied civilian to jeep in Kashmir given clean chit

An inquiry has given clean chit to Major Nitin Gogoi and senior army officers lauded him for his presence of mind to avoid casualties. The...
Two civilians killed, 7 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K

Two civilians killed, 7 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K

The Army is said to be retaliating strongly to the provocation from across the border. In the third ceasefire violation over three days by Pakistan...
Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Kashmir, one woman killed in the firing

Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Kashmir, one woman killed in the...

A village in Laam belt of Nowshera sector was hit by firing of Pakistan troops and killed Akhtar Bi and injured her husband Mohmmad...
Army lieutenant kidnapped, killed by terrorists in Kashmir while attending cousin’s marriage

Army lieutenant kidnapped, killed by terrorists in Kashmir while attending cousin’s marriage

The bullet riddled body of Umar Faiyaz, who had joined the forces five months ago, was found in Herman Chowk in the heart of...
Nawaz Sharif took Osama money to fund Kashmir jihad: Imran Khan’s party

Nawaz Sharif took Osama money to fund Kashmir jihad: Imran Khan’s party

The PML-N leader has been accused of taking 1.5 billion in Pakistani rupees from Osama bin Laden. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party has accused Pakistan Prime...
Callers outraged over gun salute for Kashmiri terrorist

Callers outraged over gun salute for Kashmiri terrorist

They suggested tough action against Pakistan in live show on APN A group of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba terrorists is said to have offered a gunshot salute to...

3 Indian soldiers martyred, one soldier’s body mutilated in Pakistan’s crossfire

Pakistan's inhuman crossfire at Jammu and Kashmir's Maachil in which 3 Indian soldiers martyred and one jawan's body was mutilated badly by the terrorists....

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