Pandemonium in Parliament over Kishtwar violence

Opposition Demands Omar‘s Dismissal; Won’t Allow 1990 Type Situation: Chidambaram; India's Sovereignty At Stake: Jaitley ; Impose President’s Rule In JK; Mayawati


New Delhi, Aug 12: Even as the Congress-led UPA Government claimed an improvement in situation in violence hit Kishtwar district and other places in Jammu and Kashmir, the chorus  for resignation of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also grew louder as both the Houses of Parliament were rocked by More

BJP, RSS fanning anti-Muslim violence: CPI-M


New Delhi, Aug 12: The CPI-M on Monday accused the BJP and RSS of provoking violence against Muslims in Jammu region and urged the state to take firm steps against rumor mongers and rioters. Voicing serious concern over the violence in Kishtwar and elsewhere that has claimed three lives, the CPI More

Centre issues advisory to JK Govt

‘Deploy More Forces To Ensure Peace’


New Delhi, Aug 12: In the wake of communal clashes in Kishtwar, the Centre has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure peace by deploying adequate forces in all parts of the state.In an advisory, the Home Ministry told the state government that the violence may spread to other parts and More

Two Muslims, One Hindu killed in clashes: Omar

‘Would BJP Care To Recount Its Response To 2002 Gujarat Carnage?’


Srinagar, Aug 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said two Muslims and one Hindu were killed in communal clashes in Kishtwar district of Jammu division.“3 unfortunate deaths - 1 Hindu and 2 Muslim (took place in Kishtwar),” Omar tweeted on micro blogging website, Twitter.Curfew was More

NC reviving old bonds with BJP: Mehbooba

‘Kishtwar Situation Just A Material For Chief Minister’s Tweets’


Srinagar, Aug 12: Irked by the debate in the Parliament over Kishtwar situation and the stand taken by the BJP, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Monday said National Conference seems to have revived its old bonds with the BJP to cut the Congress vote bank in Chenab Valley in More

‘CM dividing people on religious lines’

Srinagar, Aug 12: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti Monday accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of resorting to selective compensation, selective justice and selective curfews in Kishtwar and other areas of Jammu region. She said this approach would result in further division among the More

Fresh violence in Kishtwar, Jammu

13 Injured; 4 Vehicles, Shops Set Ablaze; Curfew Continues In 6 Districts


Jammu, Aug 12: Amid strict curfew and deployment of army in troubled areas, around 13 persons, mostly police personnel, were injured and 4 vehicles beside a shop set ablaze in fresh spate of violence in Kishtwar and Jammu districts on Monday.Official sources told Greater Kashmir that curfew remained More

Kichloo bows out

Governor Accepts Resignation

Jammu, Aug 12: Minister of State for Home & Industries, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today stepped down following mounting pressure from the right wing organizations blaming him for the Kishtwar violence. His resignation was accepted by the Governor NN Vohra.“On the advice of Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister More

Govt orders judicial probe


Jammu, Aug 12: J&K Government Monday ordered a judicial probe by a retired High Court Judge into the Kishtwar violence in which 3 persons have been killed so far and around 30 others wounded.“The judicial inquiry will be conducted by a retired Judge of the High Court in a time bound manner More

Governor appeals for calm

Srinagar, Aug 12: Governor N N Vohra has appealed the people comprising all the communities in the State to maintain communal harmony and peace.In a statement issued here today, the Governor has also appealed to the leaders of all the political, religious and social groups and members of the civil More

Miscreants identified: Govt

‘11 Arrested’


Jammu, Aug 12: The State Government Monday said it has prepared a list of “miscreants” involved in August 9 violence in Kishtwar area of Jammu and 11 of them have already been arrested.Briefing media persons, about the present situation across Jammu, Principal Secretary Home Suresh Kumar said More

UN Chief offers mediation

LoC Flare-Up


United Nations, Aug 12: Expressing sorrow over the incidents along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said he was "reasonably encouraged" by the efforts of India and Pakistan to resolve their source of conflict through talks and offered mediation on the issue.Ban, who begins More

Army free to hit back: AK Antony


Kochi, Aug 12: Indian armed forces can respond "appropriately" if and when the Pakistani military violates the ceasefire on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Defence Minister AK Antony said Monday."The armed forces have the freedom to respond to the developing situation appropriately," Antony More

Pakistan summons Indian envoy


Islamabad, Aug 12: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner to protest "ceasefire violations" by the BSF along the LoC, claiming that it resulted in the death of a civilian at Rawalakote in PaK. Pakistan also asked India to uphold the 2003 ceasefire agreement while committing More

  • Briefs

UJC calls for shutdown

Srinagar, Aug 12: United Jahad Council chief Syed Salahuddin has appealed people to observe shutdown on August 15. In an emailed statement to KNS he said that it will send a message across the globe More

  • National

Indo-Pak border talks under cloud


New Delhi, Aug 12: Tension along the Indo-Pakistan border may cast its shadow on the bilateral talks between the border guarding forces of the two countries scheduled to be held later this month in Lahore More

  • Opinion

The Kishtwar tragedy

A vigilant and impartial state would have no problem in ensuring that such tensions are nipped in the bud



In the midst of communal passions stoked clearly by the BJP and its ilk with the cooperation of the weak Congress and National Conference parties, no one seems to have noticed that the voices from the More

  • GK Magazine

More hard facts, no fiction

Economic theories and governance practices go hand in hand, but not always



After my response published in GK (2nd Aug 2013) to his column on the State Plan, Dr Haseeb A Drabu has sought to extend the debate (GK 4 Aug 2013). Hence my piece. Assessment of Balance of Current Revenues More

  • Letters

Food safety

This article refers to implementation of food Safety Act in J&K. Right to food may be seen as a right to ‘nutrition’ but nutrition is achieved not just through food but through clean water, basic health More

  • Editorial

Disarm Them

It has been an obnoxious idea to arm civilians in the name of Village Defence Committees, in the hilly districts of Jammu province. The move initiated during the central rule in the state, by all stretch More

  • Business

JK not in row: 35 more districts to get direct transfer of LPG subsidy


Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 12: After its tremendous success in 20 districts, the watershed scheme of giving gas (LPG) subsidy directly to consumers in their bank accounts will be extended to 35 more districts More

  • Sports

Ahad Sultans crush Kanwal Tigers

92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League

Srinagar, Aug 12: Day after resuming their winning ways, Kanwal Tigers on Monday suffered defeat against Ahad Sultans at Boys Higher Secondary School Bijbehara ground. Kanwal Tigers batting first More

  • Kashmir

Er Rasheed reaches Kishtwar



Srinagar, Aug 12:  Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed with his party delegation, which included AIP senior leader, Tanveer Hussain Khan visited Kishtwar on Monday to express More

  • Srinagar City

Minor sister duo missing from Karan Nagar



Srinagar, Aug 12: A minor sister duo hailing from Karan Nagar locality in the City went missing under mysterious circumstances last evening when the elder one in teens took the toddler out to buy candies More

  • Jammu

Medical Exam of KAS candidates postponed

Jammu, Aug 12: According to a notice issued here today by the Chairman, Medical Board Examination, Medical Superintendent Chest Diseases Hospital Jammu, the medical examination of the KAS candidates scheduled More

  • South Asia

Punjab Assembly passes resolution against India


Lahore, Aug 12: The Assembly of Pakistan's Punjab province today passed a resolution against India's alleged violation of the Line of Control and asked the federal government to raise the issue at international More

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