Thursday, September 21, 2017
SRINAGAR: Coinciding with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s call for dialogue, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has embarked on a massive public outreach program, more than a year after Kashmir Valley slipped into chaos f .. Read More
SRINAGAR: Communal tensions are on a rise following an inter-faith marriage that has driven a wedge between the Buddhists and the Muslims living in the arid Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
At least three inciden... Read More
SRINAGAR: In a fresh attempt to reach out to the people of Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the Centre is open for talks with all shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir in order to find a "permanent solut... Read More
SRINAGAR: With the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh camping in the capital Srinagar, Kashmir has been swept by a wave of violence that has resulted in the killing of a cop and two militants while an encounter is underway in Shopi... Read More
SRINAGAR: The Army's probe into the custodial disappearance of a Kashmiri youth last week hasn't made any major headway so far with the impoverished family of the victim accusing the forces of killing him in custody.
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SRINAGAR: In a seemingly renewed strategy, a middle-rung police officer was shot by suspected militants in the restive Shopian district yesterday, days after an assistant sub-inspector was shot dead in the adjoining Anantnag town.... Read More
SRINAGAR: Eight security personnel and three militants were killed in one of the deadliest strikes on government forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district with authorities calling off the operation today morning.
SRINAGAR: Suspected fidayeen attackers stormed a heavily garrisoned district police headquarter in the volatile south Kashmir's Pulwama district in wee hours today, killing at least two policeman and injuring five more securit... Read More
SRINAGAR: Agitated protesters clashed with government forces in north Kashmir's Handwara after the family of a youth, described by the Army as a militant, alleged that their son, a third year college student, was abducted by t... Read More
A report from Guwahati said that the forum working against influx in Assam, has warned that the Centre's decision to grant limited citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees living in the Northeast will have serious implications for Assam. The Centre on Wednesday decided to grant citizenship to the two communities - originally from Bangladesh's Chittagong Hills Tracts but settled by the Centre in the then NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) since 1964 - without diluting the rights of the indigenous communities, a move which has sparked off protests in the frontier state. The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union has called for a statewide bandh on Tuesday against the alleged indifference of the Centre towards the genuine problems of the indigenous people and communities of the frontier state. Convener of the forum Upamanyu Hazarika said that limited citizenship to the refugees meant that they won't have rights over land among others in Arunachal Pradesh while they can enjoy such rights in other states of India. "Assam will have to bear the brunt of these refugees in the future as they will migrate to Assam from Arunachal where they will be able to own land and enjoy other rights enjoyed by an Indian citizen. The movement of these refugees, numbering more than a lakh, to Assam will definitely add to the already existing 80 lakh Bangladeshis, further threatening the identity of the indigenous people of Assam," Hazarika said.
A report from Agartala said that differences between two major regional political parties namely Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) had widened. While INPT is willing to join hands with a national party to take on the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the 2018 Assembly elections, IPFT is keen on contesting the elections alone. After a Central Executive Committee meeting held recently, INPT General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma said that it would not be possible to oust the Left Front. “Therefore, we are ready to forge an electoral alliance with BJP to ensure defeat of the Left in 2018 Assembly elections”, he said , while addressing a press conference. However, the party first will approach the saffron party for electoral tie up and seek clarification on the State Council instead of present arrangement in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). “The IPFT in its Central Committee meeting held on September 3, decided to go alone in the 2018 Assembly elections”, said party’s General Secretary Maver Kumar Jamatia.