Congress attacks Modi govt over its ‘failure’ on national security front in J&K

The Congress hit out at the government over its “failure” on the national security front in Jammu and Kashmir after five Army soldiers lost their lives in an operation in Poonch on Monday. The opposition party said the Union territory is burning and terrorists are killing innocent people due to the government’s “weakness”. “This incident … Read more

Home Minister Amit Shah chairs three-hour meet on J&K, overall security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting in New Delhi and discussed the overall security situation across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and anti-drone strategy. In the nearly three-hour meeting, Shah reviewed the internal security matters and discussed the roadmap for the upcoming expected challenges as well as current killings … Read more

Rahul Gandhi calls for restoration of J&K statehood

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday called for restoration of statehood in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the BJP-led central government of attacking and damaging the composite culture, harmony and brotherhood of the region. “Statehood should be restored in J&K,” Gandhi told party workers at a rally to conclude a two-day visit to Jammu. He, … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti says she is under house arrest

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday claimed that she has been placed under house arrest, and said the move has exposed the government’s claims of normalcy. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also posted on Twitter pictures of a security force vehicle blocking the main gate of her Gupkar residence. “Ive (I have) been … Read more

Travel and tourism within India is gaining momentum: Syed Junaid Altaf, MD, Empyrean Skyview Projects

‘Our outdoor location in the Himalayas, just a two-hour drive from Jammu, is perfect for holidays/short breaks for families, small groups or even solo travellers.’ The year 2020 and thereafter was overtaken by the Covid pandemic and the hardest hit was the tourism industry, not only in India, but travel across the world came to … Read more

BJP seeks Mehbooba Mufti’s apology for Taliban remarks

The BJP on Sunday sought an apology from PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for her reference to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan to call upon the government to restore Jammu and Kashmir‘s special status, and demanded an investigation to ascertain whether she has any links with the outfit. Lashing out at Mehbooba, the BJP’s Jammu and … Read more

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder takes exception to ‘atrocious’ comments of two of Sidhu’s advisors

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday to “rein in” his advisers after two of them made “atrocious” comments recently on sensitive issues like Kashmir and Pakistan. In a statement issued here, Singh warned against such “atrocious and ill-conceived comments that were potentially dangerous to the peace and … Read more

After meeting PM, J&K parties take next step – start talks with Delimitation Commission

Fearing isolation from the democratic process ahead of the next Assembly elections, Kashmir‘s traditional rulers, Farooq Abdullah‘s National Conference (NC) as well as Mehbooba Mufti‘s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will be for the first time meeting with the Delimitation Commission during its first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, beginning Tuesday, July 6. Both the mainstream … Read more

PM’s meeting with J-K leaders ‘positive’ step; Centre must restore statehood before assembly polls: Karan Singh

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir as a “very positive step”, veteran Congress leader and former J&K governor Karan Singh on Friday said statehood must be restored before holding assembly polls there and asserted that such a move would go a long way in helping to “heal … Read more