Amarnath Yatra flagged off from Jammu, Gets largest-ever security cover

Amarnath Yatra flagged off from Jammu, Gets largest-ever security cover

The first batch of 2,995 pilgrims, including 120 sadhus, left the Jammu base camp in 110 vehicles on Wednesday morning for the holy Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir. The convoy was escorted by security forces. K Vijay Kumar and BB...
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UN report opportunity for India, Pakistan to reboot Kashmir Policy

UN report opportunity for India, Pakistan to reboot Kashmir Policy

The exhaustive 49-page report, which urged all parties to end the cycles of violence and ensure accountability for past and present abuses, has generated palpable buzz in both India and Pakistan. The political dimensions of the dispute between India and...
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Governor’s rule in J&K presents chance to formalise ‘All-Party Long-Term Strategy’ for state

Governor’s rule in J&K presents chance to formalise ‘All-Party Long-Term Strategy’ for state

The recent collapse of the PDP-BJP political coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, has once again led to the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the state. This is undoubtedly a combination of political gamesmanship and the deteriorating security situation in the...
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Governor’s rule in J&K is not muscular policy: NN Vohra

Governor’s rule in J&K is not muscular policy: NN Vohra

In an exclusive interview with HT, NN Vohra said governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir would mean better governance and more focus on development. Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir does not mean a hard line, muscular security approach, as...
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BJP ‘Disowned its own initiative’: Former CM Mehbooba Mufti hits back in anger

BJP ‘Disowned its own initiative’: Former CM Mehbooba Mufti hits back in anger

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) “disowned its own initiative” in Jammu and Kashmir by withdrawing from the coalition government, said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday, reacting in detail after resigning as the state’s chief...
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Amit Shah’s anti-PDP tirade draws flak, even from BJP’s own, PDP hits back

Amit Shah’s anti-PDP tirade draws flak, even from BJP’s own, PDP hits back

All political parties, including the BJP, have termed saffron party president Amit Shah’s allegations against the PDP’s discriminating policies with Jammu and Ladakh as half-truths. Most leaders were of the view that Shah’s speech made in Jammu on Saturd...
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BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh warns Kashmir journalists to ‘Mend their ways’

BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh warns Kashmir journalists to ‘Mend their ways’

BJP’s Choudhary Lal Singh on Friday warned journalists to ‘mend their ways’ over their reporting on the Kathua rape and murder case, with an apparent reference to the assassination of Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leade...
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NC favours dissolution of assembly; PDP, BJP remained silent during all-party meet

NC favours dissolution of assembly; PDP, BJP remained silent during all-party meet

The National Conference along with other parties urged Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra to take some confidence building measures besides carrying out a crackdown on corruption and cleaning the governance system. The governor, who had called an all-party me...
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Need to reach minds of boys with guns in Kashmir: Saifuddin Soz

Need to reach minds of boys with guns in Kashmir: Saifuddin Soz

Saifuddin Soz, who stirred controversy over his comments on an ‘independent’ Kashmir, said a hardline stand against militancy would not work in the Valley. Congress leader Saifuddin Soz wants a “powerful dialogue” with “boys who wield guns”, not a ...
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Musharraf had said Kashmiris first choice is Independence: Saifuddin Soz

Musharraf had said Kashmiris first choice is Independence: Saifuddin Soz

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz today said that former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf was right when he said Kashmiris prefer independence to joining Pakistan, to which the BJP retorted, “Alas there’s a Pakistan outside of India and a Pakistan withi...
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