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The US State Department has said that it welcomes the resumption of 4G mobile internet in Jammu & Kashmir. The state department added that this is an important step for local residents and that they look forward to continued political & economic progress to restore normalcy in J&K. “We welcome the resumption of 4G mobile internet in India’s Jammu & Kashmir. This marks an important step for local residents and we look forward to continued…

Poonch: Asserting that iron fist policy of union government is bound to prove counterproductive, former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP )Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said that resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for steering Jammu and Kashmir out of present turmoil and ensure lasting peace and development. “Peace has to be restored on border, the daily rush to Kashmir graveyards has to end, the bloodshed of our youngsters has to stop and for…

Srinagar: In a major revelation, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that a major reason to break the alliance with BJP was that she didn’t accept the pact that entailed the bodies of slain militants won’t be handed over to their families for last rites and a major crackdown would be launched on Jamaat-e-Islami in JK. The PDP chief also said that closing doors for the All Parties Delegation (APD) by the Hurriyat leaders…

Srinagar: A ‘lull’ prevailed after a brief exchange of gunfire between militants and armed forces personnel in Kanigam village of Imamsahib belt in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday. A senior police officer told news agency KNO that after the initial exchange of fire, a search operation was launched in the area. “After the initial contact, no fresh contact has been established yet,” he said. He said the initial exchange took place in nearby orchards…

Sopore: A partial shutdown is being observed in old town Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Friday over the killing of a local Jaish militant in an army operation. Reports said that majority of the shops in the areas including Old Town, main Chowk and Bugoo Sopore remained shut to mourn the killing of a 22-year-old ace footballer turned militant. Reports added that public transport is off the roads; however, a thin movement of…

Baramulla: An unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing military operation that started on Thursday morning in Wanigam Payeen village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Official sources said that one unidentified militant has been killed and the operation is going on. The operation began after a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF cordoned off the village following inputs about the presence of militants in the area. They said that as the armed forces…

Srinagar: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday ordered framing of charges against Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DEM) chief Asiya Andrabi and her two associates for allegedly waging war against India. Additional Session Judge Praveen Singh on Monday ordered framing of charges against Andrabi, Founder of Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DEM), and her two associates- Sofi Fahmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen- arrested in 2018 for allegedly waging war against India. The court ordered of framing of charges against them under…

New Delhi: The Government of India has denounced all the references to India in resolutions adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir. It also termed the statement made by the organisation referring to Jammu and Kashmir “factually incorrect”. India also accused the OIC, a collective voice of the Muslim world, of indulging in “anti-India propaganda at the behest of Pakistan”. According to reports, the OIC earlier reaffirmed…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has decided to defer its elections for various office bearers of association, and no new date has been fixed for the polls yet. “We have decided to defer the elections. New date is yet to be fixed,” Election Commissioner of J&K HCBA, Advocate Mudasir said adding that the new date will be “announced after deliberations.” The Bar elections were scheduled to be held today. However, in…