Saturday, August 27, 2016
facebook

google plus
Begin talks with all stakeholders on Kashmir: MehboobaModi meets Mufti. ANI

Begin talks with all stakeholders on Kashmir: Mehbooba

27 Aug 2016 | 1:30 PM

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought the creation of an institutional mechanism of interlocutors to talk to all stakeholders in Kashmir to carry forward former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s policy of a dialogue internally as well as with Pakistan.

[ + read story ]

New Delhi, August 27

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought the creation of an institutional mechanism of interlocutors to talk to all stakeholders in Kashmir to carry forward former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s policy of a dialogue internally as well as with Pakistan.

Mufti, who called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and discussed the situation in the Kashmir Valley, told reporters that he was very concerned about the situation and had asked for steps to end this “bloodshed” so that the state came out of the present turmoil.

(Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)

“The Prime Minister is very concerned about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir like we all are. It is a matter of concern for everyone. The Prime Minister wants this bloodshed to end so that the state comes out of the turmoil,” she told reporters after an hour-long meeting with Modi.


Also read: Kashmir is where it was on July 8

Seeds of unrest were sown in Tral

Edit: Peace at stake


This was the first meeting the Chief Minister had with the Prime minister after the violence broke out in the valley on July 8.

Taking Pakistan head on, Mufti said, “Our Prime Minister took bold initiatives of inviting Nawaz Sharif to the oath-taking ceremony and later flew to Lahore. This was, unfortunately, followed by the Pathankot terror attack.

“Lately, when the situation was bad and Pakistan was fuelling the ongoing crisis in Kashmir, our Home Minister Rajnath Singhji went to Lahore, but again, unfortunately, Pakistan let go this golden opportunity and did not extend the courtesy worthy of a guest,” she said.

Observing that the basis of the PDP-BJP alliance was on the foundations of Vajpayee’s Kashmir policy and to carry forward from where it had stopped, she recalled the words of her father and former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who had said that if Kashmir could be resolved, it could be only by the Prime Minister who enjoyed two-thirds majority.

“If things don’t happen during his tenure, it won’t happen ever. Modiji, who took a bold step of going there, today again says we need to talk to our own people as people are dying,” she said.

“I am sure the Prime Minister will not forget to find a lasting solution to the Kashmir issue like the UPA did,” she said. PTI

Policeman shot dead, curfew continues in Kashmir on day 50

Policeman shot dead, curfew continues in Kashmir on day 50

27 Aug 2016 | 12:02 PM

SRINAGAR: A policeman was shot dead by suspected militants on Saturday morning, while the body of a youth was fished out of the Jhelum near Sangam in Pulwama district, as the current unrest entered day 50.

Modi, Jung want women panel chief to be arrested: Kejriwal

Modi, Jung want women panel chief to be arrested: Kejriwal

27 Aug 2016 | 1:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal is likely to be arrested and then removed as that is what PM Narendra Modi and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung wanted.

Earthquake of mild intensity rocks parts of Himachal

Earthquake of mild intensity rocks parts of Himachal

27 Aug 2016 | 1:14 PM

SHIMLA: Three quakes of mild intensity rocked parts of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday morning. People in Rampur and Kullu ran out of their houses in panic. People in Rampur and Kullu said 10 to 15 tremors were felt in quick succession.

Parrikar, US Defence Secretary Carter  to meet at Pentagon on Monday

Parrikar, US Defence Secretary Carter to meet at Pentagon on Monday

27 Aug 2016 | 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON: Defence Secretary Ashton Carter would host his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar at the Pentagon on Monday, weeks after India was designated as a major defence partner by the US.

‘US to look for opportunities to push India’s NSG bid’

‘US to look for opportunities to push India’s NSG bid’

27 Aug 2016 | 10:37 AM

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama believes that the time has come for the NSG to take up the matter of India’s membership and the US will continue to look for opportunities to advance the case, an American official has said

‘Whistleblower’ to hand over Scorpene data disk to Aussie govt

‘Whistleblower’ to hand over Scorpene data disk to Aussie govt

27 Aug 2016 | 11:19 AM

NEW DELHI:The ‘whistleblower’ behind the Scorpene document leak will hand over the disk containing thousands of pages of data detailing the Indian submarine’s stealth and warfare capabilities to the Australian government on Monday.

Dhaka cafe attack 'mastermind', 2 others killed in encounter

Dhaka cafe attack 'mastermind', 2 others killed in encounter

27 Aug 2016 | 11:56 AM

DHAKA: The Bangladesh police on Saturday raided a militant hideout on the outskirts of the National Capital, killing Dhaka cafe attack ‘mastermind’ Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and two other Islamist extremists.

Chhotepur loses Punjab post

Chhotepur loses Punjab post

27 Aug 2016 | 12:44 PM

CHANDIGARH: Amid hectic lobbying and much chest-thumping, the political affairs committee (PAC) of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday removed Sucha Singh Chhotepur as the Punjab unit convener, pending an inquiry by a two- member committee.

No judicial route to ‘Ram Rajya’, says SC

No judicial route to ‘Ram Rajya’, says SC

27 Aug 2016 | 1:16 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court advised PIL activists against expecting the judiciary to ensure "Ram Rajya" by preventing or correcting the wrong things on in the country.

Top French court suspends ban on burkini swimsuits

Top French court suspends ban on burkini swimsuits

27 Aug 2016 | 1:42 AM

PARIS: A top French court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has angered Muslims, feminists and civil liberties campaigners.


Peace at stake

Mehbooba Mufti must not lose her cool


AAP on trial

Chhotepur’s sidelining a signal to the rest

Fencing in the bull


Europe’s Muslim dilemma

Europe’s Muslim dilemma

S Nihal Singh

Rise of the extreme right

Shoddy agri transition killing farmers

Sucha Singh Gill

Mechanisation and agricultural pricing policies have forced a large number of cultivators out of farming. Even as policy-makers see this as a positive shift towards industrial and commercial sectors, they have not bothered about the tremendous stress caused on this workforce.

more Opinion...
President attends first convocation of Nalanda University

President attends first convocation of Nalanda University

27 Aug 2016 | 1:42 PM

RAJGIR: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday attended the maiden convocation ceremony of Nalanda University and launched the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the sprawling university campus here. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Chancellor of the university George Yeo and former Chancellor Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen were also present at the ceremony.

CITY FOCUS

Banks seal Hotel Park Plaza

Banks seal Hotel Park Plaza

27 Aug 2016 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a four-hour high-voltage drama, officials of Punjab National Bank (PNB), the United Bank of India (UBI) and Asset Reconstruction Co Ltd (Arcil), a bad loan restructuring firm, sealed Hotel Park Plaza in Sector 17 with the help of the local police and the Administration over alleged non-payment of loans of Rs 130 crore (including interest).

NoRajbir Kaur, who recently joined AAP, with her Olympian husband Gurmail Singh in Jalandhar on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Spouse removed as SP after I joined AAP: Arjuna awardee

27 Aug 2016 | 1:03 AM

JALANDHAR: Arjuna awardee Rajbir Kaur, who led the Indian hockey team in four Asian Games and who recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party, is distraught.

No

Amarinder accuses Kejriwal of CIA links, backs Chhotepur

27 Aug 2016 | 1:03 AM

GURDASPUR: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh here today accused AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal of having links with US intelligence agency CIA, even as he backed beleaguered AAP leader Sucha Singh Chhotepur.

No

AAP top brass minting money: Sukhbir

27 Aug 2016 | 1:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here today that Sucha Singh Chhotepur was not the only Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader who was pocketing money in the run-up to the Assembly election.

collapse stories
Five of family die in Rampur cloudburst

Five of family die in Rampur cloudburst

27 Aug 2016 | 12:33 AM

SHIMLA: Five members of a family from Nepal were killed while a 12-year-old visually and hearing impaired boy was injured in a massive landslide triggered by a cloudburst at Gawaldi village in Narayan Panchayat in Rampur area of Shimla district today.

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

27 Aug 2016 | 11:13 AM

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. It urged all UN member states “to redouble their efforts” to implement sanctions against Pyongyang, including the toughest measures in two decades imposed by the council in March.

NoIndia Red secured six points by virtue of the outright win in India’s maiden first-class game with the pink ball. file photo

Yadav shines in India Red win

27 Aug 2016 | 1:48 AM

GREATER NOIDA:Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav finished with an impressive nine-wicket haul as Yuvraj Singh-led India Red handed a crushing 219-run defeat to India Green in the first-ever pink ball day-night Duleep Trophy encounter on Friday.

Pink Test: Jury out on sighting, no reverse or turn

27 Aug 2016 | 1:48 AM

GREATER NOIDA: If the players’ feedback is anything to go by after the opening round of Duleep Trophy fixture between India Red and India Green, the pink kookaburra definitely holds a future in the sub-continental conditions.

No

PM sets up task force for next three Olympics

27 Aug 2016 | 1:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced setting up a Task Force to draw up a comprehensive action plan to prepare for India's participation in the next three Olympics starting with the 2020 Tokyo.

collapse stories
LIFE+STYLE
  • Walk like an Indian

    Walk like an Indian

    The second day at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 was dedicated to sustainable fashion and Indian textiles.

  • SpectrumPuppy love

    Puppy love

    Almost a week back Hollywood actor Johnny Depp put up a post on Facebook that read, “If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence against animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence and not the pictures.

more Spectrum...

YOUR WORLD AND YOU

  • Jobs and creerGear up for retail boom

    Gear up for retail boom

    Today one of the most recognisable sign of a growing city is the sight of glitzy shopping plazas, super-markets and swanky malls. Shopping in India has witnessed a revolution with the change in consumer buying behaviour. Shopping is no longer a necessity, but also provides entertainment and fun.

  • Edu Tech transforms learning

  • more Jobs Careers...