Tag Archives: Jammu and Kashmir

E-Visa in Return for Stapled Visa? Modi Move Puzzles Nation

Not merely Congress leader P. Chidambaram but the entire nation was taken aback when Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered e-visas to Chinese visitors unsolicited. Congress leader P Chidambaram called it a puzzling decision made by the BJP government despite the fact China still gives “stapled visas” to people from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, caliming that these territories are ...

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Indian Muslims’ Growth at 24%: Will it Outnumber Hindus Ever?

With an increase of 24 percent from 2001 to 2011, Muslim population in India grew more than 6 percent compared to the national average of 18 percent. However, Muslims constitute merely 14.2 percent of the country’s total population, and it may not be possible for the religious minority to outnumber Hindus ever. The final figures will be released officially later, ...

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Ceasefire Violation Continues: Six Civilians Injured in Mortar Shelling Today

In response to the retaliation from India that killed two Pakistan rangers, heavy mortar shelling and firing took place on several BSF posts on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Six civilians were injured on Saturday in the heavy mortar shelling. As per reports from IANS, “Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the ...

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Muharram Procession in J&K Allowed With Restrictions

Restrictions have been imposed in several areas of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent Shia Muharram processions, police said Sunday. “Restrictions have been imposed in Maisuma, Kralkhud, Kothibagh, Ram Munshibagh, Shergarhi, Shaheedgunj, Karan Nagar and Batmaloo areas to maintain law and order in Srinagar,” a senior police officer told IANS. Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel have been ...

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Congress Declares 15 Candidates for Jammu and Kashmir Poll

The Congress on Wednesday issued its first list of 15 candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The list released by Madhusudan Mistry, general secretary incharge of the party central election committee has fielded three sitting legislators and ministers in the state coalition government. These are Nawang Rigzin Jora for the Leh seat in Ladakh region, Abdul ...

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Sham Lal Sharma Resigns in Jammu and Kashmir

Sham Lal Sharma, senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister for public health engineering, irrigation and flood control, has resigned from the Omar Abdullah Ministry on Thursday, ahead of declaring elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "I called on the state president of my party Saif-ud-Din Soz on Friday evening and handed over my resignation. I have asked him to ...

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‘India Never Violates Ceasefire’, says Rajnath Singh

India has never violated the 2003 ceasefire with Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday attacking Pakistan for its repeated violation of ceasefire along the international border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. While responding to the allegations of Pakistan, the minister said, "India never violates the ceasefire. It is ...

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