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  • Pak PM slams India, for cancelling talks

    Islamabad : India’s decision to cancel the foreign minister-level meeting in New York was “arrogant”, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said on Saturday, asserting that he was “disappointed” by the New Delhi’s “negative” response. India on Friday cited the “brutal” killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the release of the postal stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani for calling off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

  • 6 Jammu and Kashmir policemen resign after terrorists abduct, kill 3 cops in Shopian

    Srinagar: Three policemen were abducted from their homes in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and shot dead in cold blood by the Hizbul Mujahideen Friday, police said as a new page opened up in the three-decade chapter of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. The Hizbul Mujahideen is believed to be responsible for the killings, which also shook the 1.2 lakh strong Jammu and Kashmir police force with at least

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists kill three policemen after abducting them

    Srinagar: Terrorists killed three policemen after abducting them from Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir early Friday, officials said. The policemen were abducted nearly three weeks after terrorists had abducted relatives of policemen from various places in south Kashmir on August 30. The relatives were later released.

  • Acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh to continue in office, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said the newly appointed acting Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue in office till the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) takes a decision on the matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said acting DGP Dilbag Singh, who replaced S P Vaid, shall continue to operate. It asked the UPSC to take a decision within four weeks on the suitability of

  • Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan missing after unprovoked fire from Pakistan

    Jammu: A BSF jawan has been reported missing from along the International Border in Jammu after he was believed to have been hit by unprovoked cross-border fire, officials said Tuesday. They said the incident took place in the RS Pura sector of the IB after Pakistan opened fire at few locations on the Indian side including few Border Security Force (BSF) posts.

  • Pakistan must decide how to live peacefully with neighbours: Rajnath Singh

    Jammu: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that he hopes the new government in Pakistan will bring about positive changes in its approach to seek peace with neighbours. Addressing the media at the BSF headquarters in Paloura area of Jammu district, he said: “Pakistan has its own nature and we cannot change their nature. They will have to do it.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Nine-phased panchayat polls to commence on November 17 

    Srinagar: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra on Sunday announced that Panchayat elections in the state would be held in nine phases, from November 17 to December 11, between 8 am and 2 pm. With the announcement of the Panchayat elections schedule, the Model Code of Conduct is already in place.

  • Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

    Jammu: An Indian Army soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Ministry sources said. The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Laam area of Nowshera sector earlier in the day. “A soldier of Gorkha Rifles was fatally hit by a sniper fire from Pakistan side on the LoC. The soldier died before he could be hospitalised,” the sources added.

  • 5 LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants, including the one involved in last year’s deadly attack on a cash van in which five policemen and two bank guards lost their lives, were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said. Security forces launched a search operation late on Friday night in Chowgam area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district based on inputs about

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    Jammu and Kashmir: 17 passengers dead as mini bus falls into valley in Kishtwar

    Kishtwar: At least 17 passengers were killed and 16 more injured when a mini bus skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Friday, officials said. The accident occurred at Dandaran, near Thakrai, when the driver of the mini bus, which was on its way to Kishtwar from the Keshwan area, lost control of it and the vehicle plunged into the over-300-foot gorge, near

  • Terror funding case: Supreme Court stays Delhi High Court order bail to Kashmiri businessman Watali

    New Delhi: A day after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear the matter on September 26. The order came on a plea filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the Delhi High Court’s

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    Jammu and Kashmir: 12 killed after overloaded van plunges into deep gorge Kishtwar

    At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured after an overloaded matador van they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge. The accident occurred at around 9 am earlier in the day in Thakrai area of Kishtwar district, when the vehicle, packed with passengers, was coming from Keshwan, a mini-bus went out of the driver’s control and plunged into the Chenab River in the Thakrie area, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in encounter in Sopore

    Srinagar: Two militants were Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chinkipora near Arampora area of Sopore township in the north Kashmir district this morning after receiving intelligence input about presence of militants in the area. The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon the forces. “Two terrorists have

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    Jammu and Kashmir: Delhi High Court grants bail to Zahoor Watali in terror-funding case

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, who was arrested for his alleged role in a terror-funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
    Watali has been asked to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs 2 lakh with two surety of the same amount and submit his passport. He has been lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail ever since his arrest in