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Pakistan partially opens airspace for west-bound flights from India.

Pakistan has opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India and airlines such as Air India and Turkish Airlines have started using it, said a senior government official Saturday.”Pakistan has been opening its airspace in tranches. On Thursday, it opened one of the 11 routes for ...

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Our development work endeared BJP to all sections of society: Modi.

On the 39th foundation day of the Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that its workers would be working day and night to ensure that the party and its allies are “blessed” by people in the Lok Sabha polls.In his tweets, he said the BJP was ...

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Ban on civilian traffic movement on highway anti-people decision’.

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) acting chairman Abdul Hameed Bhat today condemned the decision of the government to ban civilian traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway for two days in week, terming the move as ‘anti-people’. “The decision is against the ethics. This anti-people decision of banning hundreds and thousands of ...

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Highway ban: SHRC seeks Government response.

The state human rights commission (SHRC) Friday sought a response from the state authorities to the controversial order banning movement of civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla highway for two days a week to facilitate movement of forces’ convoys. Taking suo-moto cognisance of the order issued by the state home department, ...

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Government deliberately jeopardizing security of our leaders: PDP.

Strongly opposing the ban imposed for two days in a week over vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday termed the gag akin to turning Kashmir into a virtual prison. Addressing a joint press conference at PDP head office here, party General Secretary Abdul Haq Khan ...

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Soldier, CRPF man injured in Kulgam clashes.

An army soldier and a central reserve police force (CRPF) man were injured during intense clashes that erupted in Poniwoha village of southern Kulgam district on Friday following an attempt by forces to arrest a cleric, local residents said. Officials however said clashes erupted after they launched a search operation ...

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NIA files charge-sheet against 4 Kashmiri students held in Jalandhar.

The National Investigation Agency Friday filed charge-sheet in a case related to alleged recovery of arms from three Kashmiri students from their hostel room at the CT group of institutions Jalandhar last year, officials said. Inspector general of police NIA, Alok Mittal—also spokesman of the probe agency—said that initially a ...

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NIA issues third notice to Mirwaiz, assures security in Delhi.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has asked Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to present himself before its New Delhi office on April 8 and assured him that “his security concerns will be taken care of”. In response to two previous notices, Mirwaiz’s counsel had told the NIA that ...

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‘Kashmir situation being used for political ends’.

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJP are using Kashmir situation for political ends after “miserably failing” to deliver on 2014 election promises. “Militants’ killings, raids on Hurriyat leaders, air strike inside Pakistan are being used by the BJP ...

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Friday prayers barred at Jamia Masjid in Downtown Srinagar.

Authorities on Friday barred the worshipers from offering the mandatory congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Downtown Srinagar.Reports said that restrictions were put in place around the Nowhatta area and all the roads leading to the historic mosque were also sealed. Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq ...

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