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Violence is not the govt’s policy: Pak FM

Violence is not the govt’s policy: Pak FM

Says Pak ready to cooperate if India shares evidence

Islamabad, Feb 16: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said “violence is not the policy of the government” while referring to an attack on CRPF convoy in Kashmir on Thursday, in which 49 paramilitary soldiers were killed. “Violence is not a [strategy] nor is it our government’s policy,” Qureshi said in a video shared by […]

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Protests continue in Kargil

Protests continue in Kargil

BY: Mohammad Hussain Kargil, Feb 12: Despite sub-zero temperatures in Kargil, more than 20000 people are protesting in the town against the government’s SRO 110, demanding its revision and amendment so as to have divisional-level offices rotate between Kargil and Leh. The protestors were being led by all religious, political and social leaders including acting […]

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Pak FM telephones Mirwaiz; discusses Kashmir

Pak FM telephones Mirwaiz; discusses Kashmir

India reacts: telephonic talk reflects Islamabad's duplicity on ties with India

BY: Images News Network/PTI Islamabad/Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 29: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday telephoned Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and discussed with him Islamabad’s efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue. Pakistan Foreign Office said Qureshi spoke with Mirwaiz and discussed with him the efforts of Pakistan’s government to highlight the Kashmir issue. Qureshi […]

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PDP, BJP communalised J&K politics: Farooq Abdullah

PDP, BJP communalised J&K politics: Farooq Abdullah

Kolkata, Jan 21: Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah Sunday said the Valley went through its worst phase under the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government as the two parties in power communalised Hindus and Muslims. “The situation in Kashmir became the worst under the previous government we had of the PDP and BJP. One communalised the Hindus […]

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Former Army officer terms SIT report ‘cover up’ of 2002 Gujarat riots

Former Army officer terms SIT report ‘cover up’ of 2002 Gujarat riots

Kolkata, Jan 20: Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), whose explosive memoir “The Sarkari Mussalman” created a storm in 2018, said on Sunday that the SIT report that cleared then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s name is a “cover up” of the 2002 riots in the state. “The Army was not given logistical support by […]

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China passes law to make Islam ‘compatible with socialism’

China passes law to make Islam ‘compatible with socialism’

Beijing, Jan 06: China has passed a new law that seeks to “Sinicize” Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how religion is practised in the country, the media reported on Sunday. China’s leading English newspaper, ‘Global Times’, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight […]

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LS approves proclamation of President’s Rule in J&K

LS approves proclamation of President’s Rule in J&K

Opposition term Guv's rule in J&K unconstitutional

New Delhi, Dec 28: Lok Sabha on Friday adopted a resolution on imposition of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, with the Centre asserting that it was committed to democratic process in the state after the Opposition termed the decision to dissolve the Assembly as “unconstitutional”. The Statutory Resolution on imposition of President’s Rule in […]

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Apple provided customers’ data on Indian government requests

Apple provided customers’ data on Indian government requests

New Delhi, Dec 25: The Indian government has asked Apple to provide information for 27 devices and 18 accounts in the January-June 2018 period, with the company providing data in most of the cases owing to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation. The number of government requests — in various formats such as subpoenas, court […]

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In 2018, unending political turmoil brought J&K under president’s rule

In 2018, unending political turmoil brought J&K under president’s rule

By: M I Jehangir Srinagar, Dec 23: Year 2018 was full of massive political upheavals in Jammu and Kashmir which finally led to the collapse of PDP-BJP coalition government, necessitating imposition of Governor’s rule and subsequently President’s rule in the state. Violence also continued on upward trend with hundreds of militants getting killed in anti-insurgency […]

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UN spokesman confirms Pak PM’s Kashmir call to UN Chief

UN spokesman confirms Pak PM’s Kashmir call to UN Chief

BY: Yoshita Singh United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, did not give further details about the conversation between Khan and Guterres. When asked by PTI to comment on India’s […]