Editorial: Strong & Solid

Ruling out any rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps despite pressure from all sides. Continue Reading

Separate theatre command for J&K: General Rawat

India is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said today. Continue Reading

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Kathua

Pakistan Rangers today violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district early on Saturday, officials said. Continue Reading

J&K issue: India slams Pakistan

India has slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed one more time to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to focus on the hard tasks it has to address in order to ensure normal relations with India. China, Pakistan’s “all-weather ally”, on Wednesday stood alone in the Pakistani corner to get the Security Council to focus on the Kashmir issue. The attempt failed as other member countries felt Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. Earlier on the day, China made the fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue under ‘other matters’ during closed consultations in the Security Council Consultations Room. Continue Reading

Editorial: Good moves

Even as a lot is being claimed about Jammu and Kashmir after the scrapping of Article 370 and nothing much is known factually since curfews are in place, a group of Union Ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir later this month to spread awareness about the positive impact of abrogation of Article 370 provisions and the development measures taken by the government for the region. Continue Reading

Religion must be considered pan-India: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging the validity of the Centre’s 26-year-old notification according minority status to five communities — Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis, saying religion must be considered pan-India. Continue Reading

Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway; Mughal road remains closed

Traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway resumed today after remaining suspended for nearly two days following a massive landslide at Ramban district, officials said. Continue Reading