Controversial women’s rights bill returns to Kashmir assembly

Farooq Abdullah

Protests during budget session in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU - The budget session of the Jammu and Kashmir legislature began on a stormy note Monday with the opposition members raising slogans against the government for its failure to deliver.

Mufti wants national consensus on Kashmir

JAMMU - Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has called for a national consensus to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute with Pakistan.

Terrorism has increased in Jammu and Kashmir: Chidambaram (Second Lead)


BJP to launch agitation against Kashmir amnesty

P. Chidambaram

Jammu and Kashmir to have law on violence against women

JAMMU - The Jammu and Kashmir government will introduce a bill in the budget session of the state legislature for the protection of women against domestic violence.

Omar meets Kashmir governor, discusses security

JAMMU - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday discussed the security situation in the state with Governor N.N. Vohra in light of infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC).

All isn’t well in Kashmir coalition, now Omar snubs Azad


Omar serves officers wake up call against rampant graft

JAMMU - Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday voiced concern over Jammu and Kashmir being listed as among the most corrupt states in the country and asked officials to ensure that the state does not get the ignominy of being named the most corrupt.

BJP irked because flag not hoisted at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

JAMMU - The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Wednesday condemned the discontinuation of the two-decade-old practice of hoisting the national flag at the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day.

Peaceful R-Day in Kashmir, separatists invited for talks

SRINAGAR/JAMMU - Smartly dressed school children joined police and paramilitary contingents to take part in colourful parades marking India’s 61st Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir amid peaceful celebrations under a thick security cover.

Peaceful R-Day in Kashmir, governor invites separatists to dialogue

JAMMU - Hundreds of school children took part in colourful parades marking the 61st Republic day of India in Jammu and Kashmir amid peaceful celebrations here under a thick security cover.

Kashmiri Pandits need sense of security, says Omar

JAMMU - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said that there was a “yearning” in Kashmir’s majority community for the return of the Kashmiri Pandit community but underlined the need for instilling a “sense of security” in the refugees who fled the Valley 20 years ago.

Government ‘diluting’ sovereignty over Kashmir: BJP


Mehbooba Mufti wary of militant activity following troop cut initiatives

JAMMU - People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has expressed apprehension over rise in militant activity whenever there is an announcement of troop withdrawal from the restive region.

1947 refugees oppose job quotas for Kashmiri Pandits

JAMMU - The first voices of protest against the Omar Abdullah government’s decision to reserve jobs in government services for Kashmiri Pandits came Saturday from the refugees who fled those parts of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan in 1947.

Omar Abdullah to meet PM


Partial shutdown in Jammu against autonomy recommendation


Madhya Pradesh chief minister slams Kashmir autonomy report

JAMMU - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Sunday slammed the Prime Minister’s Working Group report on centre-state relations vis–vis Jammu and Kashmir, describing it as against the “national interest”.

Kashmir government to discuss autonomy report


Gujjars reject report on centre-Kashmir ties

JAMMU - Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday reacted angrily to the report of the fifth working group on more autonomy for the state, which keeps the scheduled tribes out of the purview of reservation.

PDP protests price rise, shopian report in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu /Srinagar, Dec 17(ANI) : Activists of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), staged a demonstration over the price hike in Jammu while the CBI’s report on Shopian murder was protested in Srinagar on Thursday.

South Block alone cannot frame foreign policy: Omar

JAMMU - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said South Block, which houses the external affairs ministry, alone cannot frame India’s foreign policy in the present-day world.

Omar flatly rules out division of Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday ruled out any division of the state, rebuffing those asking for statehood for Jammu region, and said his government was trying to ensure that “justice is done” to the state’s three regions.

Abdullah government neglecting people’s problems: Sayeed

JAMMU - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday termed Jammu and Kashmir’s National Conference-led coalition government “apathetic and incomptent”, charging Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with indulging in “juvenile pranks” and neglecting the people and their problems.

Jammu group demands statehood for region

JAMMU - With Telangana triggering a flurry of statehood demands across India, the Jammu State Morcha (JSM), an amalgam of groups demanding a separate state for the Jammu region, Saturday said it was time Jammu and Kashmir was reorganised.

Home secretary retracts Hyderabad comment after furore

JAMMU - After his comments on Hyderabad led to a flurry of angry protests, Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai quickly backtracked, saying the issue of a capital for the proposed new state of Telangana would be decided by the government based on consensus.

Minister rebukes party worker on Sonia’s birthday


I am not a school kid to show report card, says angry Omar

JAMMU - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, ticking off a reporter for asking whether he was happy with his government’s performance, said he was not in a school where he would have to show his annual report card to qualify for higher studies.

Jammu and Kashmir’s unemployed to get stipends

JAMMU - Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday announced that unemployed youth between 20-37 years of age would get a monthly stipend ranging between Rs.500 and Rs.1,000.

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