Dy CM J&K Nirmal Singh Calls On Prime Minister Modi Over Situation In Kashmir


Jammu, July 21: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today called on the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and discussed various issues like cross border shelling, steps being taken by the Government for sustainment of peace and the conduct of annual Amarnath Yatra. Matters of internal security and issues pertaining to refugees also came under discussion. The Dy CM sought a ...

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Clashes erupt in Sopore after Friday prayers


Srinagar, July 21: Clashes erupted between youth and forces at Sopore town of Baramulla district on Friday after congregational prayers amid complete shutdown. The clashes took place shortly after Friday prayers near Jamia Masjid and adjoining localities of Sopore township. A youth and a freelance photojournalist have suffered injuries in the clashes. The call for shutdown and sit-in outside UN office ...

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PM Narendra Modi & His Policies Have Destroyed J&K: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, July 21: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has refuted former chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s assertion that a third party can be approached for the settlement of the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. “I have been asserting for long that it’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies at the Centre that have destroyed Jammu and Kashmir. And the point ...

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PDP welcomes Dr Farooq’s statement, BJP condemns


Srinagar, July 21: Peoples Democratic Party on Friday welcomed the statement of Dr Farooq Abdullah about mediation of a third country and talks with Pakistan for the resolution of Kashmir issue. “If India is ready to talk to China and does not want to get into war, then they can talk to Pakistan also,” he said. “Happy if he (Farooq Abdullah) ...

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Could a war break out between India and China — again?


Barkha Dutt New Delhi, July 21: “The United States does not recognize our countries as great powers.” Chairman Mao Zedong, the Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, said this to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, in 1954. The two leaders met in Beijing and bonded over a shared sentiment of anti-imperialism. “The ruler that ...

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No talks with separatists: Dy CM


Jammu, July 21: The government has rejected any likelihood of talks with separatists or other fundamental groups in the Valley unless the level of terrorism and violence comes down substantially.“Already some attempts were made to reach out to separatists and other fundamental groups but they shut their doors to the delegations from the Centre. Besides, there is a clear message from ...

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J&K Hindus must get minority status: RSS


Jammu, July 21: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Thursday said Hindus living in Jammu and Kashmir should be given a minority status. Addressing a news conference here, RSS’ Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, Manmohan Vaidya, said: “Yes, the issue (minority status) must be thought over, it is necessary.” He was responding to a related query. Referring to the issue of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis ...

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Stop targeting civilians: India, Pak tell each other


Srinagar, July 21: Army’s director general of military operations Lt Gen A K Bhatt on Thursday strongly took up with his Pakistani counterpart the issue of Pakistani troops “deliberately targeting” civilians and firing at school children along the Line of Control in J&K. During a telephonic conversation, Bhatt asked Pakistani DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza to exercise “strict control” over ...

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