Jammu and Kashmir chief minister changes his stand after saying India must find out 'other options' against Pakistan. Visiting Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde also downplays the CM's suggestion.
Shalimar Bagh, the venue of Ehsaas-e-Kashmir concert, has been sealed. Vehicles are being checked, people frisked and even the movement of boats in Dal Lake has been severely curtailed. HT reports.
Renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta is set to perform in Srinagar on Saturday amid heavy security arrangements, despite some civil society groups opposing the concert due to alleged political overtones.
Curfew has been imposed in the Kashmir valley following hanging of the Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru in Delhi's Tihar jail today. Curfew imposed in Srinagar
The Jammu and Kashmir Police are collecting information on Kashmir American Council executive director Ghulam Nabi Fai, who, according to the FBI, is a paid agent of Pakistan’s ISI.
The cracks in the Hurriyat Conference seem to have deepened with suspended leader Moulvi Abbas Ansari declaring on Thursday that the decision by Hurriyat chaiman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq spelt “azadi” for him.
Many believe communists gave the name Lal Chowk to the central part of Srinagar in 1917 because that was the year of the Russian revolution. In doing so, they named it after Moscow's Red Square. Toufiq Rashid and Peerzada Ashiq report.
Despite the entire Valley having been put under curfew — following Monday’s fierce street battles which cost 17 lives — sporadic violence continued in the region on Tuesday. One more person died on Tuesday, while eight people were injured. Toufiq Rashid and Peerzada Ashiq report.
At least 14 people, including a policeman, were killed and 60 injured in one of the fiercest street fights in the Kashmir Valley on Monday even as the Centre was debating steps to help Kashmir calm down. Toufiq Rashid and Peerzada Ashiq report.
This summer was supposed to be different. Tourism, Kashmir’s largest industry, was looking up. Till the end of May, the state had received some 4 lakh tourists this year — the highest in two strife-torn decades.
The curfew imposed in the Kashmiri capital last Monday has been eased a bit. But shops, offices and schools remain shut. How’s life going on? Toufiq Rashid and Peerzada Ashiq
find out. The troubled valley
Asif Hassan Rather died of a bullet wound as he passed by a protest on the streets of Sopore. Strangely, his family holds out his school certificate to prove that he was just nine years old, not 17, as the local police claim.
Senior moderate leader Fazal Haq Qureshi was shot at on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar. The attack, being seen as a violent warning to the Mirwaiz against his initiative to hold talks with the Centre, came two days after Home Minister P Chidambaram said that there were positive responses to the talks offer. Toufiq Rashid and Peerzada Ashiq report.