All stories by Sumir Kaul
Sanjhi Ram planned Kathua girl's murder to save sonRediff.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'Rediff.com8 Apr 2018
'Is this the message that India wants to send to Kashmir?'
J-K ignored warnings over shifting Pakistan terrorists outside KashmirRediff.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 leakRediff.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 PoliceRediff.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 farRediff.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 separatistsRediff.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 SharmaRediff.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 battalionRediff.com28 Sep 2017
Rameez Ahmed Parray was the sole bread earner of the family.
Kashmir terror funding: 2 accused give confessional statements against separatistsRediff.com19 Sep 2017
The statements made before a judicial magistrate had tightened the case against separatists.
How a Hollywood film inspired security forces to hunt down Abu DujanaRediff.com2 Aug 2017
The Hollywood blockbuster 'Zero Dark Thirty', it is learnt, played in the minds of security officials when they got tip of top LeT terrorist.
How LeT's Kashmir chief Abu Dujana was killedRediff.com1 Aug 2017
An A+++ category terrorist, Dujana had taken over the reins of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in the Kashmir Valley after the group's divisional commander Abu Qassim was killed in 2013.
India pushes more troops in Doka La in longest impasse with China since 1962Rediff.com2 Jul 2017
India brought in more troops after the destruction of two of its bunkers and "aggressive tactics" adopted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army
'Give wings to their dreams': Army's idea to reform young stone-peltersRediff.com11 Jun 2017
The Army believes the children, after returning from their multi-city tour, will narrate their experiences to other young Kashmiris, encouraging them to join the next group.
Army deploys through-the-wall radar to spot terroristsRediff.com8 Jun 2017
Army can detect terrorists who might be hiding in wall cavities or false ceilings.
Forget stone-pelters, there's a new kind of terror in KashmirRediff.com2 Jun 2017
Using phones and computers to spread rumours, jihadis are waging a new, unconventional war.
Turkey deports Kashmiri man who wanted to join ISRediff.com29 May 2017
Parvaiz had left home after an argument with his father, who wanted him to join a college while the son was interested in religious studies.
Is dragging a person for 28 km bravery, asks Kashmiri who was tied to a jeepRediff.com23 May 2017
Farooq Ahmed Dar said he was yet to be called by the police or the army -- which has instituted a court of inquiry into the incident of April 9 -- for his side of the story.
Why Kashmir's Pulwama has become a headache for security forcesRediff.com5 May 2017
The heightened militancy this year in Pulwama is receiving ground support with the local people posing maximum resistance to the forces.
Who is army's enemy number 1 in Kashmir?Rediff.com23 Apr 2017
Fake or exaggerated news against the forces and the administration are feeding public anger, often leading to violence.
3 soldiers who gunned down Burhan Wani get Sena MedalRediff.com26 Jan 2017
Major Sandeep Kumar,Captain Manik Sharma and Naik Arvind Singh Chauhan gunned down the the poster boy of resurgent militancy in the Kashmir valley.
Nagrota attackers killed sentry with silencer-fitted weaponRediff.com12 Dec 2016
This is the first time that suicide attackers have adopted this tactic.
Uri attackers scaled LoC fence using ladder: ProbeRediff.com16 Oct 2016
Army officials said one of the four attackers had infiltrated using the gaps along the fence near Salamabad nallah and erected a ladder on the Indian side of the fence, while the other three had a ladder on their side.
Meet the mute sentinels of KashmirRediff.com13 Oct 2016
Not only army personnel but Indian Army's canine 'soldiers' perform their duties in counter-insurgency operations.
Lashkar-e-Tayiba suffered maximum damage in surgical strikesRediff.com9 Oct 2016
The sources said that the terrorists were not expecting an action by the Indian Army and therefore were taken by surprise.
For many in Kashmir, hitchhiking is the only optionRediff.com25 Sep 2016
Desperate people waiting for a lift or walking on foot has become a common sight in the trouble-torn Kashmir Valley where public transport has remained suspended for the past 80 days.
Army intensifies combing operations in Uri, Naugam sectorsRediff.com21 Sep 2016
Army personnel continued their search operations but have not managed to reach the spot where the bodies were supposed to be lying.
Amid unrest in Kashmir, army launches operation 'Calm Down'Rediff.com13 Sep 2016
The army has quietly moved an entire brigade into south Kashmir to clear it of militants and protesters.
In Kashmir, it's easier to go past security than youngsters with sticks and MolotovsRediff.com26 Aug 2016
Srinagar like any other part of Kashmir is witnessing the longest spell of curfew since July 8 when unrest broke out in the Valley.
Alternatives to pellet guns in few days: RajnathRediff.com25 Aug 2016
During a joint press conference with the Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the home minister also said that there is no future for India without Kashmir.
Valiant dog 'Mansi', handler awarded for fighting militancyRediff.com14 Aug 2016
The four-year-old Labrador and her handler Bashir Ahmed War laid down their lives to prevent an infiltration bid by terrorists in north Kashmir.
Terrorists using 'calculator' to avoid surveillance by armyRediff.com6 Jun 2016
The technology is based on the concept of 'cognitive digital radio' that enables users to turn their smartphones into peer-to-peer, off-grid communication tools.
Kashmir turns red again as shopkeeper shot by militantsRediff.com14 Jun 2015
The man succumbed to his injuries.
1 injured after vehicles in Pranab Mukherjee's convoy collideRediff.com3 Jun 2015
Four vehicles in President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy collided while moving from Stockholm to Uppsala University.
E-Visa for Swedish nationals soon: PresidentRediff.com2 Jun 2015
He addressed a seminar on India and Sweden in Stockholm.
PHOTOS: Snapshots from Pranab's Stockholm visitRediff.com2 Jun 2015
Sweden's backing to India was conveyed to President Pranab Mukherjee, who is in Stockholm on a state visit.
NIA looking for Afghan who recruits Maharashtra youth for ISRediff.com3 May 2015
An Afghan businessman is believed to be allegedly indoctrinating youth from Maharashtra to join the dreaded Islamic State.
Prez makes strong pitch for India as investment destinationRediff.com16 Oct 2014
The President said Indian economy grew at 5.7 per cent during the first quarter of 2014-15.
Visa on Arrival for Norway nationals soon: PrezRediff.com14 Oct 2014
The Indian government had in January 2010 launched VoA scheme to attract more foreign tourists to India.
Court verdict in Vodafone case will help Nokia, other cos: PrezRediff.com14 Oct 2014
The order in favour of Vodafone is being considered significant because some domestic companies too are involved in similar transfer pricing cases.