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3 September, 2016 9:23 AM Kashmiri traders, Sikh bodies boycott meet with parliamentarians

Kashmir traders bodies and Sikh coordination committee have boycotted the all-party delegation headed by Rajnath Singh. After Hurriyat conference, the Kashmir traders bodies and even Sikh coordination committee have announced that they won't be meeting the visiting parliamentarians. The trade bodies have termed the visit of the delegation as a meaningless 190

3 September, 2016 9:23 AM All-party visit: No warm welcome likely in Kashmir Valley (News Analysis)

Modi calls on Vietnam National Assembly Chairperson The 28-member all-party delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singharriving here on Sunday should not expect a red carpet welcome in the KashmirValley, which has been bleeding for almost two months now. On the contrary, the delegation should be prepared for some unpleasant experiences if its members 305

3 September, 2016 2:19 AM Rajnath Singh To Chair All-Party Delegation On Kashmir Today

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will today chair a preparatory meeting with all-party delegation that will be visiting Kashmir on Sunday. Rajnath, who will lead the delegation to the Valley, will chair the meeting that will discuss on who will also hold discussions on the prospective meetings in Kashmir. At least 28 parliamentarians and senior government 162

2 September, 2016 6:50 PM 28-member all-party team to visit J&K

Former J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi will also be part of the delegation. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan will be part of the 28-member all-party delegation, led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, that will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday and Monday 289

2 September, 2016 1:17 AM Rajnath Singh likely to interact only with leaders keen to resolve Kashmir issue during visit

The all-party delegation to violence-hit Jammu and Kashmir will include senior cabinet ministers including Arun Jaitley and Ram Vilas Paswan as well as opposition leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM, sources said. Among others the delegation would also include Congress leaders from both houses of Parliament - Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge 166

31 August, 2016 7:52 PM Centre has no plan to remove Jammu & Kashmir Governor NN Vohra

NEW DELHI: Putting all speculations to rest, the government on Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra, a UPA government appointee, was unlikely to be removed in the immediate future. "There is no plan to remove the governor of J&K," said a top home ministry functionary. Vohra, a former Union home secretary, was appointed governor in 2008 by the Manmohan 221

30 August, 2016 10:21 PM Muslim clergy urges govt to put best face forward with Kashmiri youth

NEW DELHI: Three groups of eminent Muslim clergy and intellectuals have met Home Minister Rajnath Singh thrice in the last one month, urging the government to put forward "its best human face while dealing with Kashmiri youth". In the last two meetings held in the last week of August, the groups have made a strange request to the government asking it to consider 132

30 August, 2016 10:20 PM Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley to visit Kashmir next week

The delegation is expected to visit on September 4—5. Before the delegation visits the valley, the Members of Parliament would be given a briefing by senior home ministry officials at the Parliament building on September 3, a senior home ministry official said. Minister of State, PMO Jitendra Singh and home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi may also accompany 164

30 August, 2016 6:27 AM Panel flags gaps in border fencing, suggests changes

NEW DELHI: An integrated border management system that will include thermal imaging, fiber optics communication and heightened vigil on riverine frontiers while guarding the Indo-Pak border are among the suggestions made by a Home Ministry appointed committee which also flagged gaps and vulnerability in border fencing. The committee, headed by former 138

30 August, 2016 6:24 AM Parrikar hits out at Pak, says 'small percentage' holding majority to ransom in Kashmir

Gritty Saketh Myneni goes down fighting in US Open first round Launching a veiled attack at Pakistan for the present unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that a "small percentage" of population is holding the "majority at ransom" in the Valley. Addressing a joint news conference with US defence secretary Ashton Carter 135