Acting Foreign Secretary Aitzaz Ahmed urged India to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement, investigate the latest incident and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct its forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and working boundary.
The party, which shares power with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, said Madhav's comments should evoke positive response from all those interested in ending the stalemate in the state.
The Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, who was on a tour of Tral in south Kashmir, escaped unhurt in the attack.
Identifying Kashmir as the core issue with its eastern neighbour, Abbasi exuded confidence that the resolution will help address the contentious issue.
The party delegation is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to attend a series of meetings on the current situation in the valley
"My government is taking steps to ensure reforms in business, industrial, labour and other sectors of the economy to make the business activity in the state much more easier,” Mehbooba told a delegation of new office bearers of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), which called on her here
Padder was also involved in robberies at the J&K Bank and Ellaquai Dehati Bank, besides a firing incident at the Yaripora police station
The two sides have agreed to keep the channels of communication open between local commanders at the Line of Control.
"The percentage of recovery of electric charges including the duty against the realisable arrears (amounting to Rs 3,868.52 crore) ranged between 40 and 60 per cent during the period 2011-12 to 2015-16," the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on the revenue sector in J&K for the year ended March 31, 2016, said.
The state's Congress unit termed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's assertion of finding solution to the Kashmir issue by 2022 an attempt to "divert attention" from 'failure' of the government.
The designation, which slaps a series of US sanctions on the outfit, came against the backdrop of an upsurge in the terror activities of the militant group in Kashmir in recent months.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0534 hours today in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)," a defence spokesman said.
A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar tagged the issue along with a similar pending matter for hearing by a three-judge bench later this month.
Speaking on terrorism in the country, Ramdev said, "Any one who masters the art of Yoga can never become a terrorist". Not a single person who mastered Yoga ever became a terrorist in history".
Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir unit chief Zakir Musa has been trapped by security forces in Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama sector, reports said, even as top police officials denied any knowledge of the matter.
The chief minister, who is scheduled to leave for Delhi in the afternoon, is also likely to meet leaders like JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav on the issue of Article 35A that gives special status to the state and has been challenged in the Supreme Court, they said.
Article 370 of the Constitution grants special 'autonomous' status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, empowering them to formulate certain laws on their own.
Omar praised the Election Commission (EC) for what he described as "withstanding the pressure from the Centre".
Singh also took a dig at separatist leaders and commented that they ensure that their children are well settled in peaceful locations of India and the world but instigate the poor men’s children to become martyrs
A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar issued notice to the Centre and sought its reply within four weeks.
Speaking at a public meeting in Ramban, Akhtar said equal emphasis would be paid on all the constituencies for the development works.
The services were suspended yesterday in the wake of protests following the killing of two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants.
Over 100 "miscreants" started pelting stones at security forces involved in the anti-militancy operation in Hakripora area of Pulwama, a police official said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today introduced in the Lok Sabha two bills that would extend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to Jammu and Kashmir.
He said an assessment is being made by central security agencies about the possible law and order scenario in the Kashmir Valley after the announcement.