Sunday, October 22, 2017
SRINAGAR: With the Hurriyat calling for protests today against ‘braid-chopping’, an angry mob assaulted and later tried to set ablaze a middle-aged male, described by police as “mentally unsound”, in north .. Read More
SRINAGAR: An ambulance driver in north Kashmir, who was on the way to hospital after ferrying a pellet victim with eye injuries to a Srinagar hospital, was allegedly assaulted by the Army today morning.
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SRINAGAR: Fresh clashes erupted today including in capital Srinagar with police using teargas and lathi-charge to disperse angry people protesting against a spate of braid-chopping incidents in parts of Kashmir.
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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government today suspended a senior officer of the social welfare ministry headed by the BJP’s ally in the state, Sajad Gani Lone, after a banner promoting the Centre’s flagship program ... Read More
SRINAGAR: A 70-year-old man was killed after being mistaken for a braid chopper in south Kashmir’s Anantnag last night, reportedly by one of his relative, even as fresh incidents of braid chopping today are adding to the hys... Read More
SRINAGAR: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a BSF jawan while his family was fired upon indiscriminately when they resisted attempts to abduct him in North Kashmir's Bandipora district last night.
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SRINAGAR: Amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, hundreds of students today marched on the campus and later staged a protest demonstration against the summoning of a University of Kashmir scholar by the National Investigations A... Read More
SRINAGAR: To repair the image of conflict-wracked Kashmir Valley on the tourism map, the Jammu and Kashmir government is organising a musical concert by Adnan Sami on the banks of Dal Lake in capital Srinagar next month.
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.
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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.