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29 August, 2016 4:11 AM Curfew lifted from Kashmir after 51 days

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Monday lifted curfew from Kashmir after 51 days since the ongoing unrest began on July 9, officials said. "Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. But, it will remain in force in Pulwama town and in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj police stations in Srinagar," a senior police official said. The decision 181

29 August, 2016 3:12 AM Reinventing the wheel in Kashmir

After 50 days of curfew in the Kashmir Valley, the Central and State governments finally appear to be coming together on how to engage with the conflict and all the stakeholders involved. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visits to Srinagar appear to have, at least temporarily, calmed the air. A panel set up by the government is now looking at alternatives 337

29 August, 2016 2:41 AM HM Rajnath may lead all-party team to Kashmir on Sep 3

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to lead the all-party delegation which will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 3 even as the state continues to be on edge. As unrest in the Kashmir Valley continued for the 51st consecutive day on Sunday, the Home Minister reviewed the situation with top BJP and government functionaries. Singh went into a huddle 125

29 August, 2016 1:43 AM Modi's praise of Opposition on Jammu & Kashmir finds no echo; parties say PM has not done much

Anxiety about the ongoing Kashmir unrest found reflection for the first time in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat as he invoked ekta (unity) and mamta (love) as the two buzzwords needed to address the stalemate. After a meeting with the Opposition parties of Jammu and Kashmir last week, Modi had reviewed the Kashmir 145

28 August, 2016 6:17 PM Kashmir unrest: Home minister, top BJP leaders review situation

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and top leaders from the BJP party reviewed the situation in the Valley. Even as unrest continued in the Kashmir Valley for the 51st consecutive day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the situation in the state with top BJP and government functionaries. This is seen as an effort by centre to take the issue head on. The home minister 182

28 August, 2016 4:33 PM On radio, PM hits out at those pushing J&K kids into violence

PM Narendra Modi criticised on Sunday those pushing “innocent” children into violence and creating unrest in Jammu & Kashmir and said such people will have to answer to them some day. NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi criticised on Sunday those pushing "innocent" children into violence and creating unrest in Jammu & Kashmir and said such people will have to answer 224

28 August, 2016 4:19 PM Are you angry with me? J&K CM asks girl blinded by pellets, at Safdarjung

NEW DELHI: A day after suggesting a three-pronged action plan to resolve the tension in Kashmir valley, Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti visited a teenage girl, who had lost her vision to pellet injuries, at Safdarjung hospital here on Sunday. "I met 16-year-old Insha today at the hospital. When I saw her I was shocked. I asked her if she was angry 346

28 August, 2016 4:19 PM Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba meets PM, seeks credible, meaningful political action

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met PM Modi and sought credible and meaningful political action to bring peace in the Valley. Calling for putting in place an institutionalised mechanism to address the Kashmir issue Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today stressed the need for initiating a credible and meaningful political action on the ground 216

28 August, 2016 3:07 PM Rajnath may lead all-party team to Kashmir on September 3

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to lead the all-party delegation which will visit Jammu & Kashmir on September 3 even as the state continues to be on edge. As unrest in the Kashmir valley continued for the 51st consecutive day on Sunday, the Home Minister reviewed the situation with top BJP and government functionaries. NEW DELHI: Home Minister 284

28 August, 2016 2:24 PM Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley discuss Kashmir turmoil

As Jammu and Kashmir continues to be on edge, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the situation in the state with top BJP and government functionaries. The Home Minister went into a huddle with BJP President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh and discussed with them the prevailing situation 188