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EU MPs in Kashmir say Article 370 internal issue

EU MPs in Kashmir say Article 370 internal issue

Rediff.com30 Oct 2019

The MEPs said they stand by India in its fight against terrorism.

Delegation of EU MPs in Kashmir to assess ground situation

Delegation of EU MPs in Kashmir to assess ground situation

Rediff.com29 Oct 2019

The team originally comprised 27 parliamentarians, mostly from extreme right or right wing parties, but four did not travel to Kashmir and have reportedly returned to their respective countries, officials said.

Terrorists seal shops, paste threatening posters in Kashmir

Terrorists seal shops, paste threatening posters in Kashmir

Rediff.com18 Sep 2019

Officials said on condition of anonymity that the situation could be slipping out of their hands.

Not allowed out of Srinagar airport: Yashwant Sinha

Not allowed out of Srinagar airport: Yashwant Sinha

Rediff.com17 Sep 2019

This is not the first time that political leaders were not allowed the enter Srinagar and had to return to Delhi from the airport itself.

'Nearly 2 dozen terrorists roaming freely in Srinagar'

'Nearly 2 dozen terrorists roaming freely in Srinagar'

Rediff.com15 Sep 2019

It is estimated that around two dozen terrorists are well-entrenched within the city limits, while their movement and visibility in rural areas have become a routine.

Restrictions eased; landlines, mobile internet partially restored in J-K

Restrictions eased; landlines, mobile internet partially restored in J-K

Rediff.com17 Aug 2019

Telecom connectivity will be gradually restored in a phased manner, keeping in mind the constant threat posed by terrorist organisations in using mobile connectivity to organise terror actions.

Phone lines in Kashmir to be restored over weekend

Phone lines in Kashmir to be restored over weekend

Rediff.com16 Aug 2019

Schools in the Valley will reopen next week, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam said.

How TV has become mode of communication in Kashmir

How TV has become mode of communication in Kashmir

Rediff.com16 Aug 2019

Some want to know about the wellbeing of their kin inside the Valley, some post they are fine and others use the medium to pass on information.

Waiting for the phone in Kashmir

Waiting for the phone in Kashmir

Rediff.com13 Aug 2019

There has been a virtual communications blackout in the Valley with no phones and no internet connections since the early hours of August 5.

Eid peaceful, but festive buzz missing in Kashmir

Eid peaceful, but festive buzz missing in Kashmir

Rediff.com12 Aug 2019

The mood was subdued with roads deserted across large swathes of the Valley, the silence broken only by police sirens and Indian Air Force helicopters hovering overhead.

Walking along Kashmir's desolate highways

Walking along Kashmir's desolate highways

Rediff.com8 Aug 2019

Many Kashmiris have been left with no option but to flag down the odd private vehicle passing by in the Valley.

What's it like to be in disconnected Kashmir

What's it like to be in disconnected Kashmir

Rediff.com8 Aug 2019

An eerie silence prevails with concertina wire barricades laid on deserted streets and police and armed forces personnel allowing civilians to move only after thorough checking.

Doval shares a meal with Kashmiris in Shopian

Doval shares a meal with Kashmiris in Shopian

Rediff.com7 Aug 2019

Doval was seen eating food on a footpath outside closed shops and talking to locals.

Kargil war hero's parents remember their son 'Naughty'

Kargil war hero's parents remember their son 'Naughty'

Rediff.com21 Jul 2019

Saurabh's parents Narinder Kumar and Vijay Kalia remember with crystal clear clarity that moment 20 years ago when they saw their elder son for the last time. He was not yet 23 and on his way to rejoin duty but they did not know where.

Kathua case: Sanji sweating in winter gave him away

Kathua case: Sanji sweating in winter gave him away

Rediff.com12 Jun 2019

The sessions court in Pathankot had on Monday sentenced Sanji Ram, Deepak Khajuria and Parwesh Kumar to life and the three dismissed policemen -- Anand Dutta, Tikal Raj and Surinder Singh -- to five years in jail.

Major Gogoi loses seniority, to be shifted out from Kashmir

Major Gogoi loses seniority, to be shifted out from Kashmir

Rediff.com5 May 2019

A court martial had held Gogoi and his driver Sameer Malla guilty on two counts -- 'fraternising' with a local woman in spite of instructions to the contrary and 'being away from the place of duty while in operational area', the officials said.

Court martial completed, Major Gogoi may lose rank

Court martial completed, Major Gogoi may lose rank

Rediff.com31 Mar 2019

After completion of Summary of Evidence against Major Gogoi and his driver in early February followed by the initiation of court martial proceedings, the two men have been held guilty on two counts -- "fraternising" with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and "being away from the place of duty while in operational area", the officials said.

Virtual SIMs used in Pulwama attack, India to seek US help

Virtual SIMs used in Pulwama attack, India to seek US help

Rediff.com24 Mar 2019

The number is linked to social networking sites like WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram or Twitter. The verification code generated by these networking sites is received on the smartphone and the user is ready.

Army anticipates 'shallow infiltration' by terror groups

Army anticipates 'shallow infiltration' by terror groups

Rediff.com10 Mar 2019

In the past, 'shallow infiltration' has been carried out by terror groups, in which either some army men were killed or damage was caused to an army installation, the officials said.

Juvenile lobbed grenade in Jammu

Juvenile lobbed grenade in Jammu

Rediff.com8 Mar 2019

The boy, who will turn 16 on March 12, was apprehended while fleeing after hurling the grenade at the bus stand that left two men dead and 31 others injured.

4 highly-trained snipers active in Kashmir: Officials

4 highly-trained snipers active in Kashmir: Officials

Rediff.com28 Oct 2018

In all the instances of sniper attacks, the terrorists used a nearby hillock to carry out strikes on a security force campus when unsuspecting jawans were using their mobile phones to talk to their family or friends.

'This time, I won't leave Papa': Martyr's daughter still awaits his return

'This time, I won't leave Papa': Martyr's daughter still awaits his return

Rediff.com9 Sep 2018

Zora's family has convinced her that her father has gone for Hajj and will return soon.

UAE deports Kashmiri engineer suspected to be IS sympathiser

UAE deports Kashmiri engineer suspected to be IS sympathiser

Rediff.com19 Aug 2018

The NIA questioned him for over two days before handing him over to the state police.

110 local youths joined terror groups in Kashmir this year: Officials

110 local youths joined terror groups in Kashmir this year: Officials

Rediff.com29 Jul 2018

If this trend continues, 2018 may end up as the worst year in terms of number of youths joining various terror groups, according to the officials.

Kathua rape victim sank into coma due to overdose of sedatives: Forensic experts

Kathua rape victim sank into coma due to overdose of sedatives: Forensic experts

Rediff.com24 Jun 2018

The crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, probing the gang rape-and-murder case, sent a sample of her viscera to a forensic laboratory earlier this month to examine the effect of "mannar" candies (believed to be local cannabis) and Epitril 0.5 mg tablets, administered to the girl by her captors.

Kathua case: 14-year-old application from father may haunt juvenile son now

Kathua case: 14-year-old application from father may haunt juvenile son now

Rediff.com3 Jun 2018

The application is riddled with careless mistakes and raised doubts about its veracity.

Alarming rise in local recruitment in terrorist groups: Report

Alarming rise in local recruitment in terrorist groups: Report

Rediff.com3 Jun 2018

As many as 20 more youths have joined the terrorist groups in the month of May which included Rouf from Ganderbal, a fourth-semester student pursuing a diploma course in government polytechnic, the officials said.

MBA and PhD scholar among 45 youths join insurgency in Kashmir in 2018

MBA and PhD scholar among 45 youths join insurgency in Kashmir in 2018

Rediff.com3 May 2018

There has been a steady rise in the number of youth taking up arms in the Valley since 2014 onwards as compared to 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Sanjhi Ram planned Kathua girl's murder to save son

Sanjhi Ram planned Kathua girl's murder to save son

Rediff.com27 Apr 2018

Investigators say the aim of the kidnapping was to scare and drive away the nomadic Gujjar and Bakarwal communities from the Hindu dominated area.

One year on, life in shreds for Kashmir's 'human shield'

One year on, life in shreds for Kashmir's 'human shield'

Rediff.com8 Apr 2018

'Is this the message that India wants to send to Kashmir?'

J-K ignored warnings over shifting Pakistan terrorists outside Kashmir

J-K ignored warnings over shifting Pakistan terrorists outside Kashmir

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

Investigations into the escape of dreaded Lashker-e-Tayiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a busy hospital has brought to the fore lapses at different stages, especially the failure of the prosecution wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as the state home department over hurriedly issuing orders for transfer of the accused to a central jail from Kathua in the Jammu region, it has emerged.

After a decade of probe, CBI closes case against sacked captain in naval war-room leak

After a decade of probe, CBI closes case against sacked captain in naval war-room leak

Rediff.com4 Feb 2018

The agonising wait for justice notwithstanding, the former navy captain soldiered on, doing low-paying jobs for Rs 20,000 a month and even ploughing farms owned by others to sustain his family. He has lost many jobs because of his past.

NIA takes Kashmir terror financing case from Delhi Police

NIA takes Kashmir terror financing case from Delhi Police

Rediff.com28 Jan 2018

The officials said the case was re-registered by the NIA recently and it has initiated investigations into it.

117 Kashmiri youths joined terrorist groups in 2017 so far

117 Kashmiri youths joined terrorist groups in 2017 so far

Rediff.com24 Dec 2017

The number is an all time high for the state with south Kashmir emerging as one of the main hubs, providing cadres to terrorist groups.

Dineshwar Sharma's visit to valley: Many favour talks with separatists

Dineshwar Sharma's visit to valley: Many favour talks with separatists

Rediff.com9 Nov 2017

From the necessity of talking to Hurriyat separatists to appointing a tehsildar, Dineshwar Sharma heard it all during his visit to the valley

No magic wand, but serious effort for peace: Dineshwar Sharma

No magic wand, but serious effort for peace: Dineshwar Sharma

Rediff.com5 Nov 2017

The former Intelligence Bureau director added that no one should jump to conclusions before the process of talks with various stakeholders in Kashmir began.

BSF jawan, killed by terrorists, was eager to join his battalion

BSF jawan, killed by terrorists, was eager to join his battalion

Rediff.com28 Sep 2017

Rameez Ahmed Parray was the sole bread earner of the family.

'Need to tell Kashmiris that 'aazadi' is not possible'

'Need to tell Kashmiris that 'aazadi' is not possible'

Rediff.com27 Sep 2017

Major General B S Raju, the head of Victor Force that performs counter-insurgency operations in five districts of south Kashmir, says a great deal of political sagacity is needed to ensure that a lasting solution to the decades-long separatist problem is found.

Kashmir terror funding: 2 accused give confessional statements against separatists

Kashmir terror funding: 2 accused give confessional statements against separatists

Rediff.com19 Sep 2017

The statements made before a judicial magistrate had tightened the case against separatists.

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