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J&K unrest may hit Centre’s plans


Fresh protests, clashes and stone-throwing battles broke out on the streets of curfew-bound Srinagar, including at Batamallo. (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

Rajnath Singh meets J&K governor, CM in Srinagar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Governor of J&K N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. (Photo: PTI)

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday held a series of closed-door meetings with local players here in an endeavour to end two weeks of unrest in the Kashmir Valley that has claimed the lives

Trade unions in Srinagar refuse to meet Rajanth Singh

Soon after his arrival here from Delhi on a two-day visit to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation, Union home minister Rajnath Singh held brief meetings with senior officers of the J&K poli

J&K: 1 dead, several hurt in fresh firing

Kashmiri protesters throw stones at Indian paramilitary soldiers and policemen in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)

At least one person was killed and half a dozen others injured in firing by security forces and other actions against protesters and stone-pelting mobs at various places across the Kashmir Valley on F

Jammu and Kashmir HC: Rein in channels and hysteria

The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed the state government to take action against those national TV news channels which have created “hysteria” about Kashmir and its people.

Kashmiris answer separatists’ call, ignore curfew

Kashmiri youth clash with security forces in Srinagar’s Chota Bazar and Karan Nagar areas. (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

Barring stray incidents of stone-pelting and street protests by curfew-defying crowds, a relative calm prevailed in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.

End use of pellet guns, say parties

An all-party meeting held here on Thursday to deliberate on the current unrest in the Valley called for engaging all stakeholders in J&K in an effort to “carry forward the peace and reconciliation pro

J&K CM ‘apologises’, newspapers resume work

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Photo: PTI)

The work at Srinagar newspapers was resumed late Wednesday aft-ernoon and the publications will hit the stands again on Thursday morning after remaining unavailable for five days following an undeclar

Separatists to PDP MLAs: Revolt against Mehbooba Mufti

Key Kashmiri separatist leaders on Wednesday asked the MLAs of ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to rise in revolt against chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, abandon her and come back to their people

Toll rises to 45; National Conference to skip all-party meet today

A securityman patrols a street in Srinagar as curfew continued for the 12th day. (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

Jammu and Kashmir’s main Opposition party National Conference has announced to stay away from an all-party meeting chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has convened here on Thursday to discuss the volatile

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