Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU’S BORDER VILLAGERS IN FAVOR OF INDO-PAK TRUCE DEAL

The villagers in more than 400 Indian villages along the 300 km long Line of Control (LoC) and 198 km long International Border in five districts of the Jammu region are leading a normal life since February 25 when India and Pakistan renewed their truce deal to bring an end to the intense shelling.... Read more

FAMILY QUESTIONS POLICE’S VERSION OF RAMBAGH ENCOUNTER, SAYS ’NO FIRING FROM OTHER SIDE’

“The militants were travelling in a car and they were signaled to stop but instead, they opened fire in a bid to flee from the spot but were confronted by the police party,” police said. People assembled in the road chanting slogans, right after the incident took place.... Read more

NIA ARRESTS KASHMIRI ACTIVIST KHURRAM PARVEZ, UN AND OTHER RIGHTS’ GROUPS EXPRESS CONCERN

Human Rights Activist from Kashmir Khurram Parvez was arrested by NIA following raids. The agency arrested Parvez on Monday and charged him under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.... Read more

HYDERPORA INCIDENT: MEHBOOBA MUFTI HOLDS RALLY TO RAJ BHAVAN, SEEKS APOLOGY FOR ‘CIVILLIAN KILLINGS’

The former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday led a rally to the raj Bhavan in protest of the Hyderpora incident. She marched from her residence, through the Gupkar road with her supporters chanting, “an end to the bloodshed of innocents”.... Read more

HYDERPORA INCIDENT: FAMILY DEMANDS JUSTICE, OMAR ABDULLAH STAGES SIT-IN PROTEST

Jammu and Kashmir have been under brewing controversy and conflict after the death of two civilians in Hyderpora while a crossfire went down between the military and the armed militants. Out of the 5 people killed in the crossfire, two people were apparently civilians.... Read more

20 CONGRESS LEADER RESIGN IN J&K, DEMANDS CHANGE IN PART LEADERSHIP

At Least 20 senior Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir close to the former opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad have resigned from their respective positions demanding a change in the leadership of the party.... Read more

4 MILITANTS KILLED IN J&K’S KULGAM IN TWO ENCOUNTERS BY SECURITY FORCES

Top leader of The Resistance Front (TRF) and four other militants were killed in crossfire in Kulgam between the terrorists and the Security forces. According to IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, the operation was continuing through the evening and later in the night on Wednesday.... Read more

2 CIVILIANS KILLED IN J&K: POLITICAL LEADERS DEMAND JUDICIAL PROBE

In a crossfire between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, 2 civilians were killed. Political leaders in the region have expressed outrage and are now demanding a judicial probe into the matter. Two suspected militants have also been killed in the firing, confirmed the police.... Read more

IT DEPT FINDS OVER 200 CRORE IN ‘DRY FRUIT’ RAID IN J&K, PUNJAB

The Income Tax Department conducted a raid on businessmen involved in the dry fruits trade in the states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday. The raid led to the detection of unaccounted money exceeding an alarming amount of Rs. 200 crores.... Read more

PM MODI CELEBRATES DIWALI WITH SOLDIERS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

Prime Minister Narendra celebrated Diwali on Thursday, with soldiers at the Nowshera sector on the border of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the country must enhance its military capabilities in line with the changing world and ‘modes of war’.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: 2 TEACHERS KILLED IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOL ATTACK IN SRINAGAR

The principal and the teacher of a government school, located in Srinagar, were killed by militants on Thursday. The attack has been told to be a targeted one, and has brought back alarm in the newly declared union territory. The attackers reportedly stormed into the Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Srinagar’s Eidgah area and shot the principal and a teacher at close range, stated a government official.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

PDP WILL CONTEST IN UPCOMING POLLS: MEHBOOBA MUFTI

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said that the PDP will fight in the upcoming elections in Jammu and Kashmir, as the situation in Kashmir is far from ‘normal’. She has assertively ruled out a coalition with the party’s all time ally BJP.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more