The moderate All Parties Hurriyat Conference has urged the Narendra Modi government to adopt the path of Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Atal Behari Vajpayee with regard to Kashmir. “The Modi government should adopt the path of former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who once declared it his dream and wish to resolve the Kashmir issue and proposed talks and a solution under the ambit of insaniyat (humanity),” APHC said in a statement ahead of Modi’s visit to ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
A top terrorist commander of Lashkar-e-Tayiba outfit was killed in a fierce gunfight in north Kashmir frontier Kupwara district on Sunday morning. “Acting on specific information, the local police along with Rashtriya Rifles launched a cordon and search operation in village Sudal area of Magam in Handwara,” a police spokesman said. “The terrorists fired upon the joint operation party, triggering an encounter at the end of which one of them was killed. The he has been ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The ruling National Conference-Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir received a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections as the coalition could not win even a single seat of the 6 in the state. While the opposition Peoples Democratic Party decimated the NC in the valley winning all the 3 seats, the BJP bagged the two seats of Jammu trouncing the union health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Udhampur constituency and two time MP Madan Lal Sharma in Jammu ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Defence minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the Indian Army was fully equipped and strong enough to deal with ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to mediapersons on his arrival in summer capital Srinagar, Jaitley said: "I ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
The new government has to make conscious efforts to rebuild social equality and bring the people together, says Devesh Kapur. One of the most difficult challenges facing the new government is to weave a stronger fabric of ‘Indianness’, with a shared sense of destiny and social solidarity, while respecting the multiple threads that form the beliefs and cultures that constitute the multi-hued Indian fabric? The elections themselves constituted one of the strongest glues that ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The ruling National Conference as well as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday welcomed the decision by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony Monday as prime minister of India. In a tweet, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said, “Very glad to hear that Pakistan's prime minister has accepted the invite, it shows that he can prevail over forces inimical to good relations with India.” Special Coverage: ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Fifty years ago, India's first prime minister passed into the ages. On his death anniversary, May 27, Lieutenant General Eric A Vas (retd) commenced rediff.com's series to evaluate Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy with a perspective of the premier's relationship with the military. Today, Claude Arpi, the well-known Tibet and Kashmir expert, analyses how Nehru's obsession with the politics of his ancestral state eventually bequeathed a festering problem for the whole of India. India's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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