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Police should withdraw protective custody to Handwara victim now: J&K women's panel chief

May 02, 2016 at 15:54 | Source: FirstPost

Five people were killed and dozens injured when security forces opened fire on protesters at Handwara in North Kashmir in the middle of April. The protest was against the alleged molestation of a girl by a soldier on 12 April. The killings and the su...

J&K govt moves apex court seeking exemption from NEET

May 02, 2016 at 15:54 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking exemption from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses, officials said.The matter is listed to be heard on Tuesday by the apex...

RSS veteran, Jan Sangh PresidentBalraj Madhok dies at 96: PM Modi condoles death

May 02, 2016 at 15:37 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:Former president of Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS) and veteran RSS leader Balraj Madhok died in New Delhion Monday.Madhok, 96,was unwell for some time and had been admitted to AIIMS for a month, where he died around 9am. The last rites will be c...

RSS veteran, founder of ABVP Balraj Madhok dies at 96: PM Modi condoles death

May 02, 2016 at 14:53 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:Former president of Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS) and veteran RSS leader Balraj Madhok died in New Delhion Monday.Madhok, 96,was unwell for some time and had been admitted to AIIMS for a month, where he died around 9am. The last rites will be c...

Talk to Pakistan, but stay out of bilateral talks: Centre to Hurriyat

May 02, 2016 at 13:24 | Source: FirstPost

Hurriyat leaders are Indian citizens andit is okayfor foreignrepresentative to meet with them.However,if Pakistani representatives do meet with them, Indian government can oppose on the grounds that such meetings interfere with their internal affairs...

NEET 2016: Supreme Court to consider exemption applications on Tuesday

May 02, 2016 at 12:07 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a batch of applications seeking that theNational Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to undergraduate medical courses may not be thrust on the states and that they may be allowed to conduc...

Ensure J&K SMEs get hassle-free loans, says Mehbooba Mufti to Raghuram Rajan

May 01, 2016 at 11:53 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu:Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) support for youth empowerment in the state, while urging premier banking institutions to reach out to young, budding entrepreneurs and help them es...

India, Pakistan should address problem of terrorism: Mehbooba Mufti

Apr 29, 2016 at 20:40 | Source: FirstPost

Udhampur (J&K): Both India and Pakistan need to address the problem of terrorism like other countries which are coming closer to combat terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday.Talking to reporters in Udhampur, sh...

Seven-year-old Tajamul Islam to represent India at World Kickboxing Championships

Apr 29, 2016 at 17:42 | Source: FirstPost

Bandipora (J&K): Looks can be deceptive and that holds true for Tajamul Islam, a seven-year-old soft-spoken girl from a remote north Kashmir village, who is the national kickboxing champion and is all set to represent India at an internationa...

Glacier of death: 41 soldiers have lost their lives at Siachen since 2013

Apr 29, 2016 at 15:48 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: As many as 41 soldiers have died from 2013 till 31 March 2016, at the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army official said on Friday."Ten soldiers died in 2013, eight in 2014 and nine in 2015 at the Siachen Glacier. Another 1...

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Kupwara

Apr 29, 2016 at 12:25 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara in north Kashmir early on Friday.The militant, who was holed up in a mosque since last night, was killed as he tried to escape, an Army official said.Security forces had ...

India only interested in talking about terrorism, says Pakistan's UN ambassador

Apr 29, 2016 at 11:57 | Source: FirstPost

New York: Pakistan seeks to normaliserelations with India, but New Delhi has "signalled" it is onlyinterested in talking about terrorism which does not bode wellfor the prospects of diplomatic progress between the twonations, Islamabad's en...

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara

Apr 29, 2016 at 10:57 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara in north Kashmir early on Friday.The militant, who was holed up in a mosque since last night, was killed as he tried to escape, an Army official said.Security forces had ...

Kashmir row: Respect 'primacy of politics' in India, Pak, says UN peace panel head

Apr 28, 2016 at 19:34 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: Kashmir issue must be resolved in the context of the "domestic and political" environmentbetween India and Pakistan, the head of the UN peace building commission has said as he underlined the need for respecting the primacy ...

Frank but constructive, but no breakthrough in talks: Pakistan's Foreign Secy

Apr 28, 2016 at 18:58 | Source: FirstPost

Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that there was no breakthrough in talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on his recent trip to New Delhi.The foreign secretary, who was in Delhi on Tuesday to attend the Heart of Asi...

JNU has always been a 'hub of anti-national activities', says internal dossier

Apr 28, 2016 at 13:21 | Source: FirstPost

JNU, financed by the national exchequer, is being massively misused, with total impunity, as a spring-board to launch a heinous sabotage for another partition of India. A JNU Professor in 1996Two decades ago, when Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) s...

No breakthrough in Delhi talks, says Pakistan's foreign secretary

Apr 28, 2016 at 08:59 | Source: FirstPost

Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that there was no breakthrough in talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on his recent trip to New Delhi.The foreign secretary, who was in Delhi on Tuesday to attend the Heart of Asi...

Make administration people friendly: Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti tells officials

Apr 28, 2016 at 08:53 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: Describing Revenue Department as "the fulcrum of good governance", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked the officials to maintain the highest standards of probity and help make the administration public-...

Farooq Abdullah welcomes Foreign Secretary-level talks between India, Pakistan

Apr 27, 2016 at 15:17 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday welcomed the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan, saying both the countries should show consistency and political will to engage in a sustained ...

Police detain JKLF chairman Yasin Malik ahead of founder's funeral in absentia

Apr 27, 2016 at 12:44 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Police on Wednesdaydetained Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik hours ahead of the funeralprayers in absentia for party founder Amanullah Khan, who diedin Pakistan on Tuesday."Ahead of Gayibana Nimaz-i-Ji...

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