Afridi, Gambhir in Twitter spat over Kashmir Issue

Afridi, Gambhir in Twitter spat over Kashmir Issue

Pakistani international cricketer Shahid Afridi’s tweet on the “worrisome situation” in “Indian-occupied Kashmir” earned him a caustic riposte from Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday. The Pakistani cricketer tweeted on Tuesday, “Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. Innocents...
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Article 370 not a temporary provision: Supreme Court

Article 370 not a temporary provision: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Tuesday said that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision. The apex court said that in its earlier verdict of 2017 in the SARFESI case, it...
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Killings of civilians in Kashmir ‘Needs to be Investigated’: UN Spokesperson

Killings of civilians in Kashmir ‘Needs to be Investigated’: UN Spokesperson

The recent killings of civilians in Kashmir “needs to be investigated,” Stephane Dijarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday as protests swept the state. “Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whe...
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BJP rejects Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal of talks with Pak

BJP rejects Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal of talks with Pak

The BJP on Sunday vowed to aggressively pursue its agenda in the government following criticism from its supporters for “meekly surrendering before the PDP, its coalition partner, to remain in power”. The BJP’s aggressive posture was witnessed during its...
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Coalition’s Agenda lays stress on dialogue: PDP

Coalition’s Agenda lays stress on dialogue: PDP

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said the delay in the resumption of sustainable dialogue and revival of peace initiatives between India and Pakistan had the potential of undermining the Agenda of Alliance of the coalition government in...
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Talks with Pak was precondition for ties with BJP: PDP

Talks with Pak was precondition for ties with BJP: PDP

The ruling PDP on Thursday said while forging an alliance with the BJP in J&K, their “first and last condition” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a dialogue process with Pakistan for a “peaceful resolution” of all outstanding issues. The...
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Everybody is a stakeholder in Kashmir: Dineshwar Sharma

Everybody is a stakeholder in Kashmir: Dineshwar Sharma

On his seventh visit to the state, Centre’s special representative for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma continued his efforts to bring the separatists to the dialogue table. No separatist leader has, however, met him so far. “Why is everyone here after my...
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Call records show State Minister, Ex-MP, MLAs, Police Officers in touch with Resistance Camp: NIA

Call records show State Minister, Ex-MP, MLAs, Police Officers in touch with Resistance Camp: NIA

Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lone and other mainstream political leaders, including senior Congress leader and former MP Tariq Hameed Karra, were in touch with separatist leaders before they were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Ju...
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No proposal to scrap Article 370: Govt

No proposal to scrap Article 370: Govt

There is currently no proposal to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Ahir was replying to a written question by...
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Step up efforts to wean youth from militancy: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba

Step up efforts to wean youth from militancy: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba

Chairs high-level meeting on security situation in Kashmir valley Expressing concern over youth joining militancy in Kashmir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday urged the “security agencies to make more efforts to bring them back from the fold of...
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