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Is China really Pakistan’s friend?
By Manzoor Ahmed The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under which China is believed to invest about 46 Billion Dollars in Pakistan is widely regarded and extensively propagated by people in the government of Pakistan that it is the best thing to have happened to Pakistan and to Pak-China relations in a long time. However, there are a number of learned people in Pakistan who have time and again expressed serious concerns and have questioned the intensions of China in showing such generosity. Many experts have openly voiced their concerns and have opined that CPEC will benefit China more than Pakistan. As an “all weather friend” ... More
“PAKISTAN PIONEERED ISLAMIST MILITANCY”
By Manzoor Ahmed As Pakistan reels under multiple terror attacks at home, compelling the government to launch yet another military operation (Radd-ul-Fasaad, this time with the political leadership joining hands without prevarication), opinion is building up that the country must set its own house in order and not engage in blame-game with the neigbhbours. Gen. Bajwa, the new army chief, summoned Afghanistan envoy and confronted him with a list of 76 Pakistani militants operating from Afghanistan was promptly countered by a similar summons to the Pakistani envoy in Kabul, and being handed over a list of 85 Afghans being sheltered in Pa... More
Seven militants, policeman killed in Kashmir gunfights
Jammu/Srinagar: Three militants and a policeman were killed in a day-long gunfight on Sunday between security forces and guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, while four militants were killed in Kupwara as the army foiled an infiltration bid, the state police said. The police said the militants in Poonch were killed when in the evening, army commandos stormed the under-construction mini secretariat building in Poonch town from where militants were firing. Earlier, a policeman was killed while a sub-inspector and a civilian were injured in the firing exchanges which began in the morning. "Army commandos had launched the final ... More
Rajnath Singh to forces: Go after instigators of violence in Kashmir
NEW DELHI, SEP 11: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday directed the security forces to go after those instigating youths to indulge in violence Jammu and Kashmir and try to bring back normalcy in the state within a week. The directive was given during an hour-long meeting the Home Minister had with top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, besides others. Sources said the Home Minister conveyed that the security forces must go after the instigators of the violence in Kashmir Valley and book them as they continue to disrupt normal life for 65 days after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan W... More
Kashmir unrest: Another youth killed in Srinagar, death toll mounts to 80
Srinagar, Sep 11 (Agewncies): The death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley rose to 80 as a youth succumbed to his injuries on Sunday in Srinagar. Police said Javaid Ahmad Dar, 23, of Wadwan village in Badgam district who was injured in clashes between a protesting mob and security forces at Narbal near the Srinagar-Muzaffarad highway on August 5, succumbed in a Srinagar hospital earlier in the day. Meanwhile, protesters held a massive rally in Kulgam district shouting pro-Azadi slogans.Separatist called marches were also held in Qaimoh, Khudwani and Redwani towns. Over 80 people were injured in clashes on Sunday in Pulwama dis... More
Congress braces for another ignominy over Embraer report, CBI to probe if 'graft' involved
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday made it clear that his ministry would launch a criminal investigation if it gets hold of any evidence of corruption during the execution of the UPA era Embraer jet deal. “If the case takes criminal turn, it will hand over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),” Parrikar said. The for whom the jets were purchased, has sought details from DRDO has sought details on the report from the aircraft firm. Parrikar said that his ministry would give an official statement on the issue only after the DRDO submits its report on Monday. "I am not going to give a knee jerk reaction and just make a s... More
Speaker, Deputy CM attend J&K Sikhs conference
Reiterate govt’s commitment to provide equal opportunities of growth for all
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 12 – Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the government is committed for the welfare of all communities and sections of the society and several measures have already been taken up in this regard. Deputy Chief Minister, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said this while addressing All J&K Sikhs Conference held here today. Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, MLC S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa were also present on the occasion. Dr Singh said that Sikhs have played a vital role in the development and progress of the country and their sacrifices in the freedom struggle were immense. ... More
No compromise with those indulging in violence in Kashmir: Jaitley
Jammu, Aug 21: As unrest continues in Kashmir, the central government outlined its priorities, asserting that there will be no compromise with those indulging in violence even efforts will be made for development of the state which was "denied" for the last 60 years. Acknowledging that situation in Kashmir was "serious", senior union minister Arun Jaitley said those indulging in stone-pelting in Kashmir are "not satyagrahis but aggressors" who target police and security forces but some people with limited vision cannot see this. Addressing a rally on the outskirts of Jammu city, he also slammed Pakistan for the current unrest, saying it... More
Opposition delegation from J&K to meet Modi today
New Delhi, Aug 21 With Kashmir in turmoil, a delegation of opposition parties from the state will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to impress upon him the need for finding a "political solution" to the crisis by initiating a dialogue with "all stakeholders". The delegation led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference will apprise Modi of the ground situation in the state, which is in the grip of a prolonged spell of violence and lockdown since the gunning down of militant commander Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8, and highlight the plight of Kashmiri people. The delegation will include CPI-M MLA Moh... More
Mehbooba Mufti visits Jammu for first time since unrest, checks on developmental projects
Jammu, Aug 21: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP President , Mehbooba Mufti has landed in Jammu to check the status of the ongoing developmental work started by her government . This is her first visit to Jammu after the Kashmir unrest began 44 days ago following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Burhan Wani in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district of the Kashmir Valley. Official sources said that Mehbooba Mufti has reached here around 6 pm and will meet some of her party leaders to take their views to tackle kashmir unrest . Tomorrow, Mufti will check the works started by the Economic Reconstruction Agency(ERA) in the... More
One killed in clash between mob and forces in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 21: One person was killed in a clash between a mob and security forces in downtown Srinagar this evening, shattering the peace that was by and large witnessed in Kashmir through the day with curfew in force in the capital and two other towns. Irfan Ahmed was injured in a clash between stone pelters and security forces in Fateh Kadal area and he succumbed to his injuries in SMHS hospital later, a police official said. With this, the toll during the 44-day unrest has gone up to 65, including two policemen. Earlier, the situation was largely under control through the day with incidents of stone pelting reported only from three... More
J&K an example of failed political model of Nehru: Jitendra
Jammu, Aug 21: A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley criticised Nehruvian model of development, saying it had held the country back, Union Minister Jitendra Singh termed Jammu and Kashmir a glaring example of the "failure" of Nehru's political model. "Yesterday, Union Finance Minister spoke about the failed Nehruvian model of economy and I say that if you want to see the failed political model of Nehru, then Jammu and Kashmir is the best example", Singh said while addressing a "Yaad Karo Kurbani" rally in the outskirts of Jammu . Speaking at a function in Mumbai, Jaitley had said, "But when he (Narasimha Rao) became the prime ministe... More
J&K an example of failed political model of Nehru: Jitendra
Jammu, Aug 21: A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley criticised Nehruvian model of development, saying it had held the country back, Union Minister Jitendra Singh termed Jammu and Kashmir a glaring example of the "failure" of Nehru's political model. "Yesterday, Union Finance Minister spoke about the failed Nehruvian model of economy and I say that if you want to see the failed political model of Nehru, then Jammu and Kashmir is the best example", Singh said while addressing a "Yaad Karo Kurbani" rally in the outskirts of Jammu . Speaking at a function in Mumbai, Jaitley had said, "But when he (Narasimha Rao) became the prime ministe... More
J&K an example of failed political model of Nehru: Jitendra
Jammu, Aug 21: A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley criticised Nehruvian model of development, saying it had held the country back, Union Minister Jitendra Singh termed Jammu and Kashmir a glaring example of the "failure" of Nehru's political model. "Yesterday, Union Finance Minister spoke about the failed Nehruvian model of economy and I say that if you want to see the failed political model of Nehru, then Jammu and Kashmir is the best example", Singh said while addressing a "Yaad Karo Kurbani" rally in the outskirts of Jammu . Speaking at a function in Mumbai, Jaitley had said, "But when he (Narasimha Rao) became the prime ministe... More
17 injured in road mishap in Udhampur
Udhampur Aug 21: At least 17 people were injured when two vehicles collided head on in Chenani area here, police said. "17 passengers were injured when a Tempo coming from opposite direction had a head on collision with a truck in Chenani area of the district," a police officer said. He said that seven of the injured were shifted to district hospital Udhampur and ten others were discharged after getting first aid. A case has been registered and a probe initiated, he said.... More
Oil tanker strike cripples life in Jammu
Jammu, Aug 21: With the oil tankers' association going on an indefinite strike across the state alleging attacks on their vehicles in Kashmir by stone pelting mobs, petrol pumps across Jammu region have almost gone dry, crippling normal life. Long queues of vehicles could be seen outside the petrol stations across the Jammu region with people making a desperate attempt to refill the fuel tanks of their vehicles before the petrol pumps turn completely dry. "We have not received new supply after the oil tankers association went on strike from yesterday, we are on the verge of exhausting whatever reserve we had at the petrol station," Manoj... More
Kashmir under curfew for day 10, toll reaches 45
Only handful of people fomenting trouble: DyCM
Srinagar, July 17: Curfew remained in force in Kashmir and normal life paralyzed for the 10th day on Sunday in the wake of clashes following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani that left 45 persons dead and over 3100 injured. A youth was shot dead by army in Saderkote area of Bandipora on Sunday evening after youth were protesting the killing of Commander Burhan Wani. An unidentified lady was also injured in the firing. "Curfew shall continue in all the ten districts of the Valley," a senior police official said. "Security forces have been instructed to allow movement of patients along with their attendants." "People going ... More
Journalist body protests media 'clampdown' in Kashmir Valley
New Delhi: Calling it an "attack" on the freedom of the press, Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has protested the alleged "clampdown" on the media in Kashmir Valley and demanded that it be allowed to function unhindered. In a statement issued here today, IJU President S N Sinha, its Secretary-General Amar Devulapalli, International Federation of Journalists Vice-President Sabina Inderjit and Press Council of India members K Amarnath and Prabhat Dash, said that prohibiting publication of newspapers and confiscation of printed copies was "illegal" and "unconstitutional", as the Supreme Court had ruled that prevention of printing and distribution... More
Become part of epic story of India: Singh tells Kashmir
NEW DELHI, Jul 17: Expressing his concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the Valley post the gunning down of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh urged the people to cooperate with the government in this hour of crisis while stating that some unwanted elements had been misguiding the Kashmiris. General (Retd) VK Singh in a statement asked the people of the Valley to step out of the crowd and become a part of the 'epic-story' of India. "Kashmir will always remain ours and there has been no change in thoughts since 1947 and neither will it ever come. In 2004, our Prime Mi... More
Burhan Wani encounter doubtful
Varanasi, July 17: Terming the encounter with security forces in which Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed as doubtful, social activist and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan said government of India should realise the fact that military is not a solution of Kashmir problem. Swaraj Abhiyan leaders also warned saffron brigade against its alleged bid of making India a Hindu nation asking its leaders to take lesson from Sri Lanka. Another leader Yogendra Yadav alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indirectly supporting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's agenda of spreading communal hatred with beef, love Jehad and Ghar Vapsi issues ... More
 
 
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