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Yasin Malik detained, Hurriyat chairman placed under house arrest

21 Jun 2018 | 2:26 PM

SRINAGAR: JKLF chief Yasin Malik was on Thursday detained while moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest to prevent the separatists from leading protests, police said.

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Srinagar, June 21

JKLF chief Yasin Malik was on Thursday detained while moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest to prevent the separatists from leading protests, police said.

Malik was taken in custody from his Maisuma residence on Thursday morning, a police official said.

He said Malik had been lodged in Kothibagh police station.

The official said Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani continued to remain under house detention.

The separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), on Tuesday called for a protest strike for Thursday against the killing of civilians allegedly in security forces firing recently and the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Bukhari was shot dead, along with his two personal guards, outside his office in Press Enclave here on June 14 by unidentified gunmen. PTI

Separatist-sponsored strike hits normal life in Kashmir

Separatist-sponsored strike hits normal life in Kashmir

21 Jun 2018 | 1:16 PM

SRINAGAR: Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by separatists against the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Situation in J&K will improve under Governor’s rule: Union minister

21 Jun 2018 | 12:40 PM

KOLKATA: The situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve under Governor's rule, Union minister Mahesh Sharma said today.

Journey of faith for displaced Kashmiri Pandits

21 Jun 2018 | 12:34 PM

KULGAM: Setting aside their fears, thousands of Kashmiri Pandits thronged the ancient shrines of Kheer Bhawani and Mata Tripur Sundri in this volatile south Kashmir district to celebrate the birthdays of the Vaishnavite goddesses.

J&K under Governor rule

J&K under Governor rule

21 Jun 2018 | 9:52 AM

SRINAGAR: A day after his recommendation, Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday issued a proclamation imposing Governor’s rule in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, following President Ram Nath Kovind’s approval.

Day 1: Governor reviews security, wants strong response to terror

Day 1: Governor reviews security, wants strong response to terror

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra reviewed a wide range of security management issues relating to the state with senior civil, police, Army and Central intelligence agency officers in a meeting held at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday.

Details of govt orders on last day sought

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday sought the detail of orders issued by the PDP-led coalition government on their last day in the office on Tuesday.

Ensure speedy delivery of services, secretaries told

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: On his first visit to the Civil Secretariat after the Governor’s Rule in the state, Governor NN Vohra held a meeting with all administrative secretaries and senior police and Forest Service officers here on Wednesday.

Stuck in red tape, Chenab project now back on track

Stuck in red tape, Chenab project now back on track

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JAMMU: The ambitious Chenab water diversion project that was stuck in red tape seems to be back on track again.

Aurangzeb inspiration to nation: Nirmala

Aurangzeb inspiration to nation: Nirmala

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JAMMU: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday described the supreme sacrifice of Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted and killed by militants in Pulwama district, and his family as an inspiration for the entire country.

To retrieve lost ground, BJP to pitch for its core agenda

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JAMMU: After pulling out of the alliance in J&K, the BJP will go back to its core agenda, including the abolition of Article 370 and ending of ‘discrimination’ with the Jammu and Ladakh regions, to regain its lost ground in the state.

Two killed in road mishap at Kathua

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

KATHUA: Two persons from Punjab were killed and another seriously injured when a car in which they were travelling collided with an Army bus at the Chadwal morh on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway late on Tuesday night.

Thousands throng Kheer Bhawani shrine

Thousands throng Kheer Bhawani shrine

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: Thousands of pilgrims, mostly migrant Kashmiri Pandits, thronged the Kheer Bhawani shrine on the occasion of annual Jyestha Ashtami at Tulmulla in Ganderbal district on Wednesday.

Worsening law and order led to pullout, says BJP

Worsening law and order led to pullout, says BJP

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JAMMU: The deteriorating law and order situation in J&K was the main reason for the BJP to pull out from the government and pave way for Governor’s Rule to ensure restoration of peace and normalcy, state party chief Ravinder Raina said on Wednesday.

PDP: Proud of reasons given by BJP to exit govt

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said it would continue to work towards safeguarding “interests of the people of Kashmir and save them from tyrannical times”.

Confusion prevails over exact number of West Pak refugees

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JAMMU: Although the Centre has initiated the process to disburse financial assistance to West Pakistani refugees, confusion still prevails over the exact number of refugee families camping in Jammu since 1947.

SC judge hints at elevation of Justice Gogoi as next CJI

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: Justice NVN Ramana of the Supreme Court on Wednesday hinted at the elevation of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) at a function here.

Dissolve J&K Assembly to prevent horse-trading : NC

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the party’s core group which demanded the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly to thwart any attempt at horse-trading.

Post-truce, search ops in city

Post-truce, search ops in city

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: The cordon and search operations – the backbone of counter-insurgency and area domination operations in the Kashmir valley – have marked a return after the month-long unilateral ceasefire during when such operations were curtailed.

A show of Pandit-Muslim bonhomie at art exhibition

A show of Pandit-Muslim bonhomie at art exhibition

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: To spread the message of peace and harmony, an art exhibition titled “Concourse” is being organised at the old silk factory in Solina area of Srinagar wherein artworks of Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims are on display under one roof.

Six short films screened at Kashmir fest

Six short films screened at Kashmir fest

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: Six films were screened on the second day of the Kashmir World Film Festival at Tagore Hall in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Separatists send petition to UNHRC

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: Three key separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, who refer to themselves as joint resistance leadership, on Wednesday sent a petition to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), demanding the establishment of an independent international commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the human rights violations in Kashmir.

Burglars decamp with gold, cash worth Rs3.35 lakh

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

Kathua: Thieves decamped with gold ornaments worth over Rs 3 lakh and Rs 35,000 in cash from a house in the Sawan Chack area on Tuesday night.

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Northern Command chief meets Guv

21 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

SRINAGAR: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Northern Command chief, met Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday.

Subrahmanyam new J&K Chief Secy; Kumar, Vyas Advisers to Governor

Subrahmanyam new J&K Chief Secy; Kumar, Vyas Advisers to Governor

21 Jun 2018 | 1:52 AM

SRINAGAR: Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer B V R Subrahmanyam was on Wednesday appointed as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in place of B B Vyas, who along with anti-Naxal expert K Vijay Kumar were named advisers to Governor N N Vohra, according to an official communique.

Governor's Rule will not affect ongoing anti-terror ops in Valley: Army Chief

Governor's Rule will not affect ongoing anti-terror ops in Valley: Army Chief

20 Jun 2018 | 9:42 PM

NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said the imposition of Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to have any impact on ongoing anti-terror operations and noted that there was no political interference.

Governor Vohra puts J&K Assembly under suspended animation

Governor Vohra puts J&K Assembly under suspended animation

20 Jun 2018 | 5:15 PM

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday placed the state Assembly under suspended animation. Vohra exercised his powers under the Constitution.

Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K

Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K

20 Jun 2018 | 12:11 PM

JAMMU: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.

Omar Abdullah calls for dissolution of J&K assembly, fresh elections in state

Omar Abdullah calls for dissolution of J&K assembly, fresh elections in state

20 Jun 2018 | 3:06 PM

SRINAGAR: Omar Abdullah on Wednesday called for immediate dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and holding of fresh elections in the state.

Governor’s Rule imposed in J&K

Governor’s Rule imposed in J&K

21 Jun 2018 | 1:52 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra issued a proclamation to impose Governor’s Rule in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after receiving the President’s approval.

Polls in mind, BJP dumps PDP

Polls in mind, BJP dumps PDP

20 Jun 2018 | 11:47 AM

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR: The awkward political alliance in Jammu and Kashmir came unstuck on Tuesday with the BJP, citing the PDP’s “inability” to address core issues.

Reports of growing disquiet in party cadre behind move?

20 Jun 2018 | 10:24 AM

The growing disquiet in the party cadre and its traditional voters in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere is believed to be the key reason for the party’s decision to pull out of the coalition government in the state, sources said.

‘Vindicated’ Cong won’t ally with PDP

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

NEW DELHI: Moments after the BJP pulled out of its coalition with the PDP, the Congress distanced itself from the latter saying there was no question of any alliance with the PDP and said Governor’s Rule will only exacerbate the situation.

RSS laid groundwork for break-up

RSS laid groundwork for break-up

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

JAMMU: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) played a key role in convincing the BJP to dump the PDP ahead of the 2019 parliamentary elections to ensure the victory of the party.

UN saddened by killing of Bukhari

UN saddened by killing of Bukhari

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

NEW DELHI: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has expressed his “extreme sadness” at the killing of senior Kashmir journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari last week in Srinagar.

Operational paradigm set to change for forces

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

NEW DELHI: The operational paradigm of security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir will change and be smoother after the state is likely to be placed under Governor’s Rule.

Woman, daughter thrashed, video goes viral

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

RAJOURI: Members of the majority community on Tuesday held a protest against the police alleging it had failed to take action against an accused from the minority community who had beaten up two women and chopped their hair on June 13.

Renowned Kashmiri writer Ghulam Gowhar dies

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

SRINAGAR: Noted writer, poet and a former District and Sessions Judge Ghulam Gabi Gowhar passed away after a prolonged illness at his Kralpora residence near here on Monday night.

Guv briefed on fiscal reforms

Guv briefed on fiscal reforms

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

SRINAGAR: Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, and others, called on Governor NN Vohra here on Tuesday.

Three minors washed away in flash floods

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

JAMMU: Three minor girls, including two sisters, lost their lives after being washed away in Jhajjar nullah in the Jhajjar Kotli area, about 33 km from Jammu city, following heavy rain in upper reaches here on Monday.

Disastrous for BJP to remain in coalition, Shah told state unit

Disastrous for BJP to remain in coalition, Shah told state unit

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

JAMMU: Defending his decision to snap ties with the PDP for “not taking effective steps” to contain militancy in J&K, BJP national president Amit Shah told state party leaders at Tuesday's meeting that continuing with the coalition would prove disastrous for the party at the national level.

3 Valley boys make it to IITs

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

SRINAGAR: Three boys from the Valley — Yawar Altaf, Raja Fida and Mehrajuddin — are all set to join the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) league this year.

‘Neglected’ Jammu erupts in joy

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

JAMMU: Residents of the Jammu region are happy over the BJP’s decision of withdrawing from the alliance in the state.

Alliance was bound to fail: Kashmiris

Alliance was bound to fail: Kashmiris

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

SRINAGAR: The residents of the Kashmir valley are viewing the falling of the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government as the failure of the experiment of the PDP patron, late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who by aligning with the BJP three years ago had dreamt of bringing the North Pole and South Pole together.

Two Jaish militants killed in Tral gunfight

20 Jun 2018 | 1:21 AM

ANANTNAG: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed during an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

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