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Don’t Touch Article 35A: CPIM

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Srinagar The Polit Bureau Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday said that the people of Kashmir valley and all shades of political opinion there are highly perturbed by reports of the efforts to do away with Article 35A of the Constitution. “This has come in the context of the petitions being heard in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional ...

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Tampering Article 370, Article 35A will render Treaty of Accession null & void: Mehbooba Mufti

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The PDP chief added that Kashmir Valley is rife with speculation about the status of Article 35A.   SRINAGAR: PDP President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said any tinkering with Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution, which provide special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will render the state’s Instrument of Accession with ...

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Govt increases Risk & Hardship allowance for CAPE personnel

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New Delhi: Union Home Ministry has announced the hike in Risk and Hardship allowance for Central Armed Police Forces personnel deployed in Left Wing Extremism states and Jammu and Kashmir. Troops upto the rank of Inspector will now get Rs. 17,300  as against the existing Rs. 9,700, while the officers will get Rs. 25,000 as against the existing Rs. 17,300 ...

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Forces launch CASO in Bandipora’s Village

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Srinagar: Security forces on Monday launched a cordon and search operation in Gujjarpati area of Sumlar village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 14 RR, SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF cordoned off the Gujjarpati area of Sumlar village. They said the CASO was launched in the village following inputs about the ...

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Article 35A of Jammu & Kashmir hearing pushed to February 26-28

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New Delhi: Article 35A of the Constitution that was added through a presidential order of 1954 allows the J&K legislature to define the state’s ‘permanent residents’ along with their special rights and privileges. The law prohibits non-permanent residents from a permanent settlement in J&K, acquiring immovable property, government jobs, scholarships, and aid. The Supreme Court listed hearing of pleas challenging the ...

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Tampering Article 370, Article 35A will render Treaty of Accession null & void: Mehbooba Mufti

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SRINAGAR: PDP President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said any tinkering with Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution, which provide special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will render the state’s Instrument of Accession with India null and void. “Article 370 is the constitutional connection between J&K & Indian Union. Instrument of accession ...

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ISI devises new plan to shield Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, splits terror group into 2 parts: IB sources

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New Delhi: Days after Pakistan banned the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), Pak-based ISI formed two news fronts of the terror outfit — ‘Jammu Kashmir Movement’ and ‘Rescue, Relief and Education Foundation’, warned the Intelligence Bureau sources. The new factions have been set up to shield JuD from the world ...

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OIC calls emergency meeting of Kashmir contact group on Tuesday

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Srinagar: The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting of its Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Following a request from Pakistan, the meeting of the contact group will be held at the level of permanent representatives. “On the request of Islamic Republic of Pakistan a meeting of the Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir … ...

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One-way traffic to move on Jammu-Srinagar highway

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Jammu/Srinagar: One-way traffic will be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Monday. Around 300 oil tankers stranded in the Patnitop sector have been allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar, said traffic department official. “Once the oil tankers cross the Jawahar Tunnel, heavy vehicular traffic will be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu”, the official said. Trucks and tankers carrying petroleum products ...

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