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Indian Administrative Service topper, Shah Faesal detained under draconian safety law

Shah Faesal, the 2010 Indian Administrative Service topper from Jammu and Kashmir whose detention after scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir triggered outrage, has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions. Mr Faesal now joins a long list of […]

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US senators express concerns over restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Trump visit

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s India visit later this month, four top US senators have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing concern about the internet curbs in Kashmir more than six months after Jammu and Kashmir’s  special status was scrapped under Article 370, as well the preventive detentions of political leaders. […]

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SMS, Voice services restored on prepaid mobiles in Jammu and Kashmir

After six months prepaid mobile phone service will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said voice calls and SMS are being restored for prepaid mobile connections, in the latest measure to relax some of the severe restrictions enforced since August 5 last year. 2G internet services will also be restored with some restrictions on […]

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Major terror plan busted before Republic Day, 5 terrorists arrested

A major terror attack has been averted before the Republic Day as Srinagar police busted a module of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The police have arrested five operatives associated with the terror group helmed by Masood Azhar, who is on the UN-designated terrorist list. Jaish-e-Mohammed has been behind several terrorist attacks on Indian soil, the […]

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6 soldiers among 12 killed in series of avalanches in Kashmir

At least 12 people, including a Border Security Force (BSF) constable and five army personnel were killed in separate avalanches in the Kashmir valley following heavy snowfall, officials said on Tuesday. The valley has been witnessing snowfall and heavy rains since Sunday which triggered a series of avalanches on Monday in north and central Kashmir. […]

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Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar cancelled meet with Congresswoman who criticised Kashmir blockade

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who is visiting the United States reacted sharply to a report that he had cancelled a meeting with American lawmakers including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who has criticised the government’s Kashmir moves in a resolution. “I don’t think it (the report) is a fair understanding of the situation in Jammu and […]

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European MEPs tour Kashmir is a PR “stunt” for Modi Government

The visit of  right-wing European parliamentarians (MEPs) to the state of Jammu and Kashmir stirred a controversy after local politicians aren’t being allowed to go there. This was the first international delegation to visit the region since August, after the state was stripped the of its special powers, split into two union territories and forced […]

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Countries backing India’s Kashmir policy will be hit by missiles says Pakistan Minister

A Pakistan minister threatened countries that support India over Kashmir will be hit by missiles and considered as an “enemy” of Islamabad. Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur at an event on Tuesday said, “If tensions with India rise on Kashmir, Pakistan will be compelled to go to war. Those countries […]

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Terrorists fire 7 rounds at CRPF bunker posted at a school in J&K’s Pulwama

Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama today opened fired at the paramilitary personnel deployed at a school in the district. No injuries were reported. The terrorists fired some 6-7 rounds at a bunker of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at the school in Drabgam, which was being used as an examination centre. The centre […]

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Apple trucker shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district

A truck driver loading apples into his vehicle was killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Monday. This is the forth such attack on truckers transporting apples from the Kashmir region over the past two weeks. The PTI reported that terrorists fired at the civilian in Bijbehara area. The victim was identified as […]

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Grenade attack at crowded bus stop in Kashmir’s Sopore injures 20

Twenty civilians were injured after terrorists lobbed a hand grenade into a crowd waiting at a bus stop near Hotel Plaza in Kashmir’s Sopore town on Monday. Of the 20, six people are seriously injured and have been referred to a hospital in Srinagar. The others are undergoing treatment at a local hospital, officials said. […]

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5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan administered Kashmir, 20 killed and over 300 injured

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Pakistan, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 300. The quake’s epicentre was close to the city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir about 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres. Photos circulating on social media show a huge crack on a main road in […]