Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was involved in all the recently unearthed scams, including spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the involvement of some of its ministers would emerge, Janata Party leader Subramaniam Swamy said here Wednesday. "The names of some UPA ministers will soon surface in the IPL spot fixing racket," he told reporters here. "There can be no scams and scandals without the blessings of the UPA government.
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) A self-styled "religious preacher" was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district for repeated sexual exploitation of four minor girls at an institute he ran, police said Tuesday. "Police in Badgam district received a joint complaint by four minor girls who were reading in an institute claiming religious preaching headed by Gulzar Ahmed Bhat, son of Ghulam Qadir Bhat, resident of Latter Chadur (Shamasabad) Khan Sahib. The minor girls claimed they ad been repeatedly sexually exploited during their stay in the institute," a police statement said here
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India had flagged its concerns about Chinese construction activity in Pakistan-administered Kashmir during talks between Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here Tuesday. "Chinese construction activity in PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is a cause of concern for us. We raised the issue during talks
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) trooper killed two of his colleagues and injured two others in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town early Tuesday, police said.
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners National Conference (NC) and Congress sparred over relief to earthquake victims in Doda and Kishtwar districts of the Chenab valley, with leaders of both parties making charges and counter charges against each other.
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairperson of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference, was placed under house arrest Monday, a day before the group has called for a march to the Eidgah here. The Mirwaiz's movements have been restricted to maintain law and order, a police official said. The moderate Hurriyat group has called for a march to the martyrs' graveyard in Eidgah area to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq (the Mirwaiz's father) and Abdul Gani Lone.
Jammu, May 18 (IANS) Victims of the May 1 earthquake in the mountainous Doda and Kishtwar regions of Jammu and Kashmir allege the government is adopting an "unfair and partisan approach" in disbursing relief to them.
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed and a soldier was injured when army soldiers foiled an infiltration bid in north Kashmir's Kupwara district early Saturday, an official said. A gunfight erupted between a group of four-five militants and security forces when the soldiers detected the infiltration bid in Machil area, an army spokesperson said. "The militants opened fire resulting in the death of a JCO and injuries to another trooper," the spokesperson added
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court decision to grant bail to militant Liyaqat Shah, saying it proved Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's stand that he was returning for rehabiliation, not a terror strike.
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) Around 125 passengers were rescued in south Kashmir's Shopian district Wednesday when they were caught in heavy snowfall on the Mughal Road connecting the Kashmir Valley with the Jammu region. "The Shopian district administration has rescued 125 passengers in 25 vehicles at Pir-ki-Gali, who had been stranded due to heavy snowfall May 14," an official statement issued here Wednesday said