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Let’s inculcate to work towards creating an inclusive society where peace prevails: Pranab Mukherjee

In his New Year message, President Mukherjee said, “On the joyous occasion of New Year, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen in India and abroad. I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.””May the New Year be an occasion to make a fresh beginning and renew our resolve for individual as well as collective growth. Let us inculcate in ourselves love, compassion, tolerance and work towards creating an inclusive society where peace and harmony prevails. This is the time to reinforce the civilizational values that bind together the complex diversity of modern-day India and promote them among our people and the world,” President Mukherjee added.”Let us resolve to make the year 2016 – a year in which the people of our country work towards preserving the symbiotic relationship between man and nature. Let us strive to make our country clean and green and the environment pollution free.” he added. ani<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

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NCP accuses Manohar Parrikar of ‘interference’ in Goa affairs

In the past, Parrikar had said that he does not come to Goa often, but he cannot be questioned for coming here as he belongs to the state.

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Asiya Andrabi did not meet youths arrested in Hyderabad for planning to join jihadist groups, say cops

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Has Separatist Syedah Asiya Andrabi got Islamic State links?

Pro-Pakistan Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) leader Syedah Asiya Andrabi is under fire.Three Hyderabad youths, who were arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) last week at the Nagpur airport, have told the Telangana police that they were on their way to Srinagar to meet Andrabi, who would have facilitated their onward journey to join the Islamic State (IS).The three cousins, Mohammad Abdullah Basit, Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini and Maaz Hasan Farooq, are in their 20s.They told the police that Andrabi was to have helped them cross over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for their onward journey to the Middle East.The Hyderabad police had said that the youths were motivated by IS propaganda online and were caught and counselled last year. The three were planning to join IS by crossing over to PoK en route to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.The police have booked the trio under Sections 121 (waging or attempt to wage war against the state), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.The police said the three are related to former Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) president Syed Salahuddin, who was killed in a road accident in Hyderabad last year.Andrabi, however, denied any links with the trio, claiming an attempt is being made to tarnish her image and implicate her in fabricated cases. “My name is being dragged unnecessarily. I do not know any of the persons in Hyderabad. A concerted effort is being made to tarnish my image. I came to know about the arrest of the three youths through newspaper reports,” Andrabi told dna.Andrabi, however, admitted that she knew Syed Salahudin and had attended his programmes.She said if the state government orders a probe, her innocence would be proved. “Let them probe and it will prove that I stand nowhere in the picture,” she saidInspector general of police, Kashmir Zone, Syed Javid Mujtaba Gillani, said that they have officially got no intimation about the arrest of the threes youth and their revelations about Andrabi. “They (Hyderabad police) have not communicated to my office. I am not sure if they have communicated to the director general’s office,” he said.The arrest of the youths come in the backdrop of several incidents of IS flag-hoisting in Srinagar, particularly after Friday prayers in old city.The police had picked up several youths since the hoisting of flags last year, but investigations have not revealed any organisational structure of the outfit in the valley. A top army commander had last month said that the IS was a live threat.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

Over 100 terrorists killed in encounters in Jammu & Kashmir, says army

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Hurriyat leader Geelani calls on Kashmiris not to celebrate New Year

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Indian textile firm to pay $100000 for using pirated software

“This landmark settlement will allow us to continue innovating and help our customers grow their businesses and create new jobs,” Kohan said.

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Tamil Nadu: Construction work on APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial to begin today

A ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award’ was also instituted by the state government commemorating his birth anniversary and ISRO scientist P Valarmathi was its first recipient.

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Moral police fails to dampen New Year revelry in Kashmir

“There will be heightened security in Gulmarg on that day. We will make all arrangements. We will take all the precautionary measures, though there is nothing specific (threat). We will be taking enough security measures so that youth and visitors will participate in the New Year celebration,” Garib Das, deputy inspector general of police, North Kashmir range, told dna.

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Delhi: December 30 dry run for odd even rule

However, transport minister from Maharashtra Diwakar Raote told dna, that Mumbai has an excellent rail connectivity and most public vehicles on the city’s roads run on CNG. “Everything is running well here. We will never need to do a Delhi-like experiment here,” Raote said.

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Grimmer details of Dadri lynching emerge, meat found from Mohamad Akhlaq’s home was goat’s

However police refused to comment whether or not Shivam had actually retrieved any mutton from the drain. While filing a charge sheet in Dadri lynching case, police had ruled out conspiracy angle into the murder. The move can prove it difficult for the victim’s counsel or prosecution to establish murder charges (302) against any specific person or persons as the chargesheet has not invoked conspiracy charges. It is yet to be confirmed whether or not any meat was recovered by the accused at all as it could put light on whether the entire incident was a pre-planned conspiracy.

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Aasiya Andrabi calls for boycott of New Year celebrations in Kashmir, says it’s part of RSS’ plot

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Speaker Sumitra Mahajan moots proposal for building new Parliament

She suggested that an underground link beneath the Rajpath the two complexes may be constructed to provide connectivity between the existing building and the proposed new complex.

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Article 370 can’t be abrogated, repealed or amended, rules Jammu and Kashmir HC

“It is high time for all the political parties to support the bill without excuses and explanations. The restoration of Sardar-e-Riyasat and post of Prime Minister would not mean a permanent solution to the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir but will be an act to respect the court orders and a move to satisfy the sentiments of masses,” he said.

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Good news from Tadoba reserve: Tiger numbers rising

A long-term project of five years has been undertaken at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve to monitor tigers and leopards by installing radio collars on five tigers and five leopards. The radio collar has enabled the forest officials to monitor movement of one male tiger up to 100 square kilometre area. For the last one year, data is being collected on a daily basis and at present there are at least 15 cubs in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

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Hurriyat cautions against possible attempts to vitiate Indo-Pak peace process

“Any party or group that stands in the way of attempts to achieve peace are enemies of the people of South Asia. The leadership in India and Pakistan should invite and involve all the stakeholders – especially the people of Kashmir – to contribute and be a part of this process. The rabble-rousers should be reined in so that issues can be addressed and peace becomes the order of the day in the South Asian region,” he said.

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SP leader Ramgopal Yadav hails PM Modi’s Pak visit

He further said that Samajwadi party’s government has fulfilled all the promises made in its election manifesto.

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What’s use of talks, if Pak artists not allowed to perform, asks Sitaram Yechury

Salim alleged that the bonhomie between the TMC and BJP can be found from the fact that BJP ministers who visit Bengal always praise Bengal government.

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Will ensure safe disposal of Union Carbide waste: Prakash Javadekar

When asked about the practicality of the Delhi government’s proposed ‘odd-even scheme’ to put a check on the movement of cars from January 1 in order to control pollution, Javadekar said he will comment on it only once the exercise starts.

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Hope thet India-Pak peace process will gain momentum: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

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Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif bonhomie takes dialogue process to higher levels

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday diplomacy in Lahore on Friday, that took even the well-glued senior government mandarins by surprise and provoked the opposition to slam it as “adventurism”, seems to be auguring well for the country in deriving some tangible results in the key problem area of cross-border terrorism.The quickened pace of developments that started with Modi-Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Paris climate summit on November 30, leading to secretive talks between national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his Pakistan counterpart Lt. Gen (Retd.) Nasir Khan Janjua in Bangkok on December 6, followed by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s Pakistan visit and a tete-a-tete with Sartaj Aziz, is now leading to foreign secretary-level talks on January 15 under the new nomenclature of Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.The foreign secretary-level talks, for which S Jaishankar is expected to head to Islamabad, will work out the modalities and schedule of the meetings under the dialogue including peace and security, CBMs, Jammu & Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project, economic and commercial cooperation, counter-terrorism, narcotics control and humanitarian issues, people-to-people exchanges and religious tourism.The firming up of modalities are expected to lead to structured NSA-level talks later next year.While union home ministry remains clueless about the status of its role in the talks, the comprehensive bilateral dialogue seems to have taken the scope of cross-border terrorism out of its purview as it will now be discussed at the level of NSAs, instead of home secretary-level talks that existed well within its domain during composite dialogue.While, some see it as diminishing role of the union home ministry in issues related to Pakistan that directly impact country’s internal security situation for which it is solely accountable. It seems that the ministry’s role now would be limited to hold talks on narcotics smuggling and ceasefire violations at the borders, said sources.However, according to sources in the intelligence agencies, stepping up the level of cross-border terrorism to NSA is expected to put more pressure on Pakistan to speed up the trial of perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, dismantling of terror camps in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and reining in banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.”The government has done well by letting NSA Ajit Doval handle the cross-border terrorism in its entirety. Doval is an old and expert hand and knows Pakistan too well. Given the international pressure, he is capable of extracting more from Pakistan than any other person in the government. We now expect to see gradual building up of pressure on Pakistan to deliver in matters related to Mumbai trial, Dawood’s deportation and squeezing terror groups by acting on their finances and training camps,” said sources.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

AAP, BJP hit out at Vadra for remarks on even-odd scheme

Defending Vadra’s remarks, Congress spokesperson Tom Vaddakan said he is expressing the view of the citizens of Delhi and “rightly so, when there is no operational facility available in terms of transport, in terms of metro and the last mile factor and the connectivity is not there.” He said while the disabled and patients are exempted by AAP government, the doctors are not. Judges are permitted but lawyers are not.”If democracy is to be throttled in this way and the provisions of aadm aadmi is all about ‘khas aadmi’ by these VIP exemptions, questions will be asked by people of Delhi,” Vaddakan said. Vadra in his facebook post has said, “Odd and Even ways !! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy. If a law is implemented in the interest of the people, we all must adhere, and not be VIPs.”The Delhi government has announced a scheme of allowing vehicles of even and odd numbers alternatively on Delhi roads in its bid to control pollution in the national capital, but has come out with exemptions for VIPs. The scheme is to be enforced from January 1.

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With Pak visit, Modi’s foreign policy circle is complete

Ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, he has been insisting on Foreign Policy and it has been on the top agenda. He has already visited almost 55 States but was criticised for not having visited Pakistan. In fact, in the earlier Indian government between 1998 to 2003, Atal Bihari Vajpayee had visited Pakistan twice in 1999 and 2002, once before and after the Kargil war. He was the one who constituted the process of peace building with Pakistan. So it was expected that Modi would carry forward the same legacy.So Modi’s visit to Pakistan was not spontaneous, it was a well decided and pre-determined sort of move, but was obviously kept out of media glare as there was tremendous public pressure and in a way India had to break the ice.Another important reason we have to look at is that Modi first visited Russia followed by Afghanistan and then Pakistan. In the last six months, India has been growing close to the United States of America (US) and Russia is getting closer to Pakistan so that made India look at relations with Russia from a whole new perspective. India has a very crucial role to play in Afghanistan, which is being opposed by Pakistan and to avoid this, India has to normalise it’s relations with Pakistan. This will be necessary to maintain balance on regional and international issues.In the last one year, Modi may have realised that cutting off the peace process and breaking ties with Pakistan did not yield any result. On the contrary, it ultimately increased the importance of the military in Pakistan and not of the political executive.India’s policy to keep its neighbours in confidence cannot be completed until and unless it normalises its relations with Pakistan. The ultimate reality is that there is no alternative solution for resolving Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek issues which have been pending for decades. Initiating the talks is the only solution to find the remedy for all pending issues with Pakistan.Since Russia and China are getting closer to Pakistan the triangle that is emerging from their relations, if developed, can be disastrous to India. So it is important for India to neutralise that aspect also. Hence Modi’s visit was well-planned in the order it took place, that is, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. With this the foreign policy circle is completed, which had been left incomplete by the UPA government.One more important aspect to be considered in the Kashmir issue is that just talking to the political executive is not enough, but the army, that is, the top military generals have to be involved in it. India-Pakistan policy is not being decided and dictated by the political executive but by the army. Army plays a very crucial role in framing Indian, Pakistani, American and Israeli policy. So it is important to involve the army in talks and also to take it into confidence.The ice between the countries has been broken, a very positive development and the hope is that it will continue.-As told to dnaThe author is a foreign policy analyst<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

Modi’s birthday diplomacy: A hug in Lahore stirs hope in Kashmir

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India PM in surprise Pakistan visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Pakistan on a surprise visit to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Two police personnel injured as militants open fire in Anantnag

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Two police personnel, including an officer, were injured when militants opened fire in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Thursday.

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Two police personnel, including an officer, were injured when militants opened fire in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Thursday.Sub-Divisional Police Officer Irshad Ahmad was injured in an attack on police convoy by unidentified men in Bijbehara, reported ANI.The personal security officer of Ahmad was also injured in the attack.

‘Is this the famous Kashmir hospitality?’: Amarnath pilgrimage turns sour for Russian woman

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India sees no role for a third party in Indo-Pak talks: Sources

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They were asked what will happen if Pakistani delegation again met Hurriyat separatists or the Kashmiri separatist leaders tried to meet them here in the run-up to the next month’s meeting between the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries.
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India is very clear that no third party has any role in Indo-Pak parleys despite Pakistan’s stand that it would continue to speak to Kashmiri separatist leaders whom they term as “voice of Kashmiris”, highly placed government sources said on Monday.”What we have agreed with Pakistan during External Affairs Minister’s visit to Islamabad is Bilateral Comprehensive Dialogue. So, it is a bilateral thing and no third party has any role to play in discussions between India and Pakistan,” the sources said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>They were asked what will happen if Pakistani delegation again met Hurriyat separatists or the Kashmiri separatist leaders tried to meet them here in the run-up to the next month’s meeting between the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries. India is also very clear that any attempt to consult Kashmiri separatists will be highly undesirable.The Indian assertion assumes significance as Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit recently said at an event, held after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s Islamabad visit, there was no change in Islamabad’s policy towards Hurriyat leaders as they represented the “voice of Kashmiris” and hoped that the dialogue process will not be halted even if there were roadblocks.”Hurriyat represents aspirations of people of Kashmir. As far as we are concerned, there is no change in our policy towards them,” Basit had said when asked whether Hurriyat leaders will be invited for dinner if the talks between India and Pakistan were held in the national capital. The Pakistan envoy had also asserted “it was time both the neighbours behave as mature nations”.Angered by Pakistan’s consultations with Kashmiri separatists India had in August last year called off talks between Foreign Secretaries of the two countries, telling it bluntly to choose between an Indo-Pak dialogue or hobnobbing with the separatists.In August this year also, the NSA-level talks were called off after New Delhi had made it clear that the then Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz would not be allowed to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders during his visit in New Delhi.

Jammu & Kashmir: Residents, activists oppose Army firing range in meadow

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Two-decade old CRPF camp from Srinagar removed

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The camp set up in 1990, was housed in three buildings near the main road in the locality adjacent to Rajouri Kadal where frequent stone-pelting takes place, especially on Fridays.

A two-decade old CRPF camp in Kawdara locality in Srinagar was removed on Saturday as part of an exercise to reduce the paramilitary force’s presence from places where it was no longer required.The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) removed one of its oldest camps in Kawdara locality of downtown Srinagar as part of a policy decision to reduce the footprints of the force from the areas where it is no longer needed, PRO CRPF Ashish Jha said.The camp set up in 1990, was housed in three buildings near the main road in the locality adjacent to Rajouri Kadal where frequent stone-pelting takes place, especially on Fridays. Jha said the decision to remove the camp was part of a regular process to review the deployment of the CRPF from those areas where it is no longer required.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”CRPF assists the Jammu and Kashmir police in law and order, wherever and whenever required. We regularly review the deployment of the force. This is a normal procedure,” Jha said.He added that there was no decision yet on removing any other bunkers or camps from other areas of the city.The CRPF has removed around 50 bunkers from the city since 2010.

Peace is in the air: CRPF vacates 25 year old camp from stone pelting epicentre

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Back bone: Paramilitary force performs a dual role of managing the law and order and fighting militants in the Valley

Call it a dividend of peace; the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has started vacating one of the oldest and super-sensitive camps in the stone pelting hub of the old Srinagar city.The camp housing the company of 49 battalion CRPF in Kawdara area was established at the onset of militancy 25 years ago. From housing Border Security Force (BSF) troops to CRPF soldiers, the camp has seen many upheavals during the heydays of militancy and the stone pelting.Come 2015, the CRPF has decided to vacate the camp and hand it over to the Jammu and Kashmir Police. “The camp is in the process of shifting. There was one company of 49 battalion comprising around 100 men located in the camp. We will hand it over to the Jammu and Kashmir Police,” Ashish Kumar Jha, CRPF spokesman at Srinagar, told dna.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Considered as super-sensitive camp of the valley, scores of the CRPF soldiers were injured in stone pelting particularly during 2008 and 2010 agitation. Since the camp is old city, it was always at the receiving end of the stone throwers who used to target it almost every day.”During the peak time of the stone pelting (during Amarnath land row of 2008 and 2010 groundswell) this camp suffered a lot. So many of our men were injured in the stone pelting. It was a super sensitive camp. Prior to CRPF, this camp housed BSF as well. It has been there for the last 25 years”, said Jha.CRPF performs a dual role of managing the law and order and fighting militants in the strife torn Jammu and Kashmir. The paramilitary force plays key role in helping the local police in the counter-insurgency duties. Most of the times they conduct joint operation with the cops and other security agencies. Govt welcomes the decision There are around 47 battalions of CRPF deployed in the Kashmir valley of which around 25 battalions are posted in capital city of Srinagar mostly to quell the street protests and stone pelting.The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has gone gaga over the shifting of the camp describing it as the major achievement of 10 month old Mufti Mohommad Sayeed led government in Jammu and Kashmir. “Shifting ofCRPF camp from Kawdara is a welcome step. People of the state are benefiting from visionary leadership of Mufti Saheb,” said Khursheed Alam, Srinagar district president of PDP.

Online jihadis abuse girls who went on an army sponsored tour

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Online moral police and separatists are gunning for the group of 30 girl students for going on an Indian army sponsored Bharat dharshan. From calling for social boycott to asking boys not to marry these girls, the online abuse against the students has broken all records.

It is turning out to be redux of the Praagaash controversy in the strife torn Kashmir.Online moral police and separatists are gunning for the group of 30 girl students for going on an Indian army sponsored Bharat dharshan. From calling for social boycott to asking boys not to marry these girls, the online abuse against the students has broken all records.Unfazed by the abuses, the girls put up a brave face as they arrived after the 10 days of tour on Wednesday. From saluting to shouting loud Jai Hind to singing patriotic and Bollywood numbers, the girls’ message was loud and clear that they cannot be browbeaten to submission by online abusers and separatists.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Around 80 girls had signed in for the 10 days tour to different parts of the country. However the army pruned the list and selected 30 girls who were taken to Delhi, Agra and other places. During their tour, the girl students met President Pranab Mukherjee, HRD minister Smriti Irani and visited parliament.But back home, the girls and the parents had to face abuse where in the online `jihadis’ posted pictures and videos on social networking sites calling for social boycott of the families. “Third rate girls from third rate families”, reads one abusive post on the face book.Another netizen asked the society to boycott these girls and their families. One face book user even went to the extent asking boys not to marry these girls. “Kis besharam baap ki beti (daughter of shameless father)”, reads another abusive post.The abuse had an eerie similarity with Praagaash all girls rock band which was disbanded after Grand Mufti of Kashmir Bashir ud-din Ahmad issued fatwa calling music un-Islamic in 2013. This had followed abusive and hate messages posted on the social networking sites against the three girls of the band.Unperturbed by the abuse, the girl students said the tour has helped them to open up vistas and horizons. “It was a great experience for all of us. World opened before us”, said one of the girlsLieutenant General Satish Dua, General Officer Commanding (GoC) 15 corps, admitted that some of the comments were so low that he could not even mention it here. “It is up to the civil society to take stock and whether young girls should be subject to such trauma”, he said.The army commander said it was very voluntary tour with the assistance of schools, education department and with the consent of parents. “In fact we had the list of 80 students. But we had to prune it down. And those who could not tour were disappointed”, he said.Lieutenant General Dua said India is a free country and everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. “Social media even more so. Similarly the children and parents are entitled to their opinion and attitudes,” he said.

Act against Microsoft, US agencies for showing wrong Jammu and Kashmir map: BJP

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BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Friday asked the government to take up with the US a wrong map of Kashmir allegedly published by Microsoft and other American agencies, saying it was a “cartographic attack” on India’s sovereignty.

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BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Friday asked the government to take up with the US a wrong map of Kashmir allegedly published by Microsoft and other American agencies, saying it was a “cartographic attack” on India’s sovereignty.”There is a cartographic attack on India’s sovereignty and unity. Microsoft and other American agencies are publishing a wrong map of India, and surprisingly, we are not making the correct and right noises against it. This is the map where entire Kashmir and our Aksai Chin are shown in China and Pakistan. This is an attack on India’s sovereignty. The Government must take up this issue very, very seriously,” he said in Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Vijay said he was in a NATO meeting in Brussels a month ago where “I saw the NATO Generals in a briefing showing India’s wrong map. I protested then and there. I said this was against India and if you think that you are a friend of India, you should not be showing these wrong maps,” the BJP member said and demanded that the government must protest against it.”To protect the sovereignty of India and to stop the cartographic attack on India by Microsoft and other American agencies, we must give them notice and we must boycott their products,” he said, adding that the wrong maps should be corrected.

New beginning made by India and Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj

A new beginning has been made by India and Pakistan as the two countries have agreed on a new bilateral comprehensive dialogue to address all outstanding issues through peaceful means, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.

A new beginning has been made by India and Pakistan as the two countries have agreed on a new bilateral comprehensive dialogue to address all outstanding issues through peaceful means, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.To a question in Rajya Sabha on whether India has raised the issue of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in international fora, Swaraj replied in affirmative and said government’s principled and consistent position on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir has been that the entire state is an integral part of India.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”A new beginning has been made in the form of the agreement of the two countries on a new bilateral comprehensive dialogue to address all outstanding issues between them through peaceful means,” she said.During her visit to Islamabad earlier this month to attend a multilateral meet on Afghanistan, both India and Pakistan announced that they have decided to engage in a “comprehensive” dialogue.Replying to a query, she said the Permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN has recently written three letters to the President of the UN Security Council which referred to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and asked the top decision making body to take note of situation along the Line of Control.To a separate question, Swaraj, who is also Overseas Indian Affairs Minister, said it was aware of an Amnesty International report which said that 279 Indian migrant workers died in Qatar in 2014.”The report also states that these figures are of migrant workers deaths from all causes, including fatalities, not directly related to labour conditions,” she said.

Bangkok handshake effect: Pakistani military hands over J&K youth to Indian army after six months

The timing of the handover is also significant given the new found bonhomie after National Security Advisor (NSAs) of both countries met in Bangkok which was followed by the visit of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan to attend heart of Asia conference.

Bonhomie appeared to have replaced the hostilities on the sensitive Line of Control (LoC) after Pakistani military handed over a Jammu and Kashmir youth to the Indian army, six months after he had crossed into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), in Poonch district of Jammu division. Mohammad Rashid of village Degwar-Teruan in the Poonch district had crossed over to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on June 12 and since then his whereabouts were not known. On Wednesday, Pakistan army handed him over to Indian army at Chakan- da-Bagh crossing on the LoC in the Poonch district. “The individual has been handed over to police for further questioning. Rashid, who was a contractual driver, had crossed over for the reasons still under investigation by the police. His father Sattar Din had registered a First Information Report with the police”, said Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta, defence spokesman at Jammu.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Usually any individual who inadvertently strays across the LoC is handed over to the respective armies within days after proper verification. But Rashid’s case is a stark contrast since his father had lodged a report and he was in PoK for six months without any trace. The timing of the handover is also significant given the new found bonhomie after National Security Advisor (NSAs) of both countries met in Bangkok which was followed by the visit of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan to attend heart of Asia conference. Camaraderie between the two countries notwithstanding, Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested Rashid and he has been sent to joint interrogation centre to unravel the mystery behind his sudden disappearance. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Poonch JS Johar said Rashid was booked under EIMCO (Egress & Ingress Movement Control Ordinance) after he had crossed the LoC into PoK some six months ago. “They live near the fence (at LoC) and he had crossed over to the other side. You can go to PoK via Chakan da Bagh on permit. If you do not go with valid permit, you have to be booked under EIMCO. He was handed over yesterday and we have arrested him under that case”, Johar told dna. Police said the investigation and interrogation of Rashid will help in unraveling the truth behind Rashid’s disappearance. “Interrogation and investigation will go on. He has been arrested since he was wanted by us. We will share with you whatever comes after his interrogation”, Johar said.

Jammu and Kashmir: PoK resident arrested for crossing LoC

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A resident of PoK, identified as Abdul Rehman, was arrested late last night when he inadvertently crossed the LOC into Indian side in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district, an army spokesman said.

The army has arrested a resident of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) after he crossed the Line of Control (LOC) in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district. A resident of PoK, identified as Abdul Rehman, was arrested late last night when he inadvertently crossed the LOC into Indian side in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district, an army spokesman said. Rehman was arrested by the Shamwan battalion in the Akhnoor sector, he said. He said that army was questioning Rehman to ascertain the reason of him crossing over to the Indian side.

India, Pakistan to engage in ‘comprehensive dialogue’: Sushma Swaraj

During her visit to Islamabad earlier this month to attend a multilateral meet on Afghanistan, both India and Pakistan announced that they have decided to engage in a “comprehensive” dialogue.

A new beginning has been made by India and Pakistan as the two countries have agreed on a new bilateral comprehensive dialogue to address all outstanding issues through peaceful means, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. To a question in Rajya Sabha on whether India has raised the issue of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in international fora, Swaraj replied in affirmative and said government’s principled and consistent position on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir has been that the entire state is an integral part of India. “A new beginning has been made in the form of the agreement of the two countries on a new bilateral comprehensive dialogue to address all outstanding issues between them through peaceful means,” she said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>During her visit to Islamabad earlier this month to attend a multilateral meet on Afghanistan, both India and Pakistan announced that they have decided to engage in a “comprehensive” dialogue. Replying to a query, she said the Permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN has recently written three letters to the President of the UN Security Council which referred to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and asked the top decision-making body to take note of situation along the Line of Control.To a separate question, Swaraj, who is also Overseas Indian Affairs Minister, said it was aware of an Amnesty International report which said that 279 Indian migrant workers died in Qatar in 2014. “The report also states that these figures are of migrant workers deaths from all causes, including fatalities, not directly related to labour conditions,” she said.

India ‘al-Qaeda’ chief arrested

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say they have arrested two key members of the “Indian branch” of the al-Qaeda.

War with Pakistan not an option, talks only way to end terror: Sushma Swaraj

When BJP member Ganesh Singh asked whether India was exploring options like the US did to hunt down terrorists like Osama Bin Laden, Swaraj said India is talking to Pakistan on the terrorist camps existing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as “war is not an option”.

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Declaring that “war is not an option”, India on Wednesday said it had decided to hold dialogue with Pakistan as it is the only way to remove “the shadow of terrorism”.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Lok Sabha that India and Pakistan decided to hold talks on terror when the Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif met in Ufa (Russia) in July and then in Paris recently.”We said we can talk so that terrorism comes to an end. So talks (between NSAs) took place in Bangkok where we discussed about terrorism. But one meeting will not bring a solution to all the problem. So we will continue the dialogue,” she said during Question Hour.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>When BJP member Ganesh Singh asked whether India was exploring options like the US did to hunt down terrorists like Osama Bin Laden, Swaraj said India is talking to Pakistan on the terrorist camps existing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as “war is not an option”.”We have decided that through talks we will resolve the issue of terrorism as talks is the way forward so that the shadow of terror is removed. But we want to make it clear, our Prime Minister has made it clear that talks and terror can’t go together. Dialogue is drowned by the sound of explosion,” she said.Swaraj was speaking against the backdrop of recent decision to re-start the ‘Comprehensive’ dialogue with Pakistan under which various subjects, including terrorism and Jammu and Kashmir, will be discussed.The External Affairs Minister said Modi had said there was a need for talks to resolve the issue of terrorism.”The Prime Minister said let’s talk on terror. For talks we will have to put in faith. There is no third party. Through talks, both the countries are trying to resolve the issue of terrorism,” she said.Swaraj said following Modi’s conversation with Sharif in Paris on November 30 on the sidelines of climate change summit and in line with the Ufa understanding between the two leaders, the National Security Advisors of the two countries met in Bangkok on December 6.”They held candid and constructive discussions. During my recent visit to Pakistan on December 8-9, the two sides decided that the NSAs will continue to address all issues connected to terrorism. The Indian side was assured of the steps being taken to expedite the early conclusion of the Mumbai trial,” she said.

India to discuss PoK with Pakistan: Envoy TCA Raghavan

“The first application to the UN was moved by India and it was on the grounds that a part of the state, which had acceded to India, is now under the illegal occupation of the Pakistan Army,” Raghavan said.

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Ahead of the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks next month, Indian envoy in Islamabad on Monday said his country will discuss Kashmir which is under the illegal occupation of Pakistan.Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan T C A Raghavan, while giving a lecture, gave a historical perspective of the Kashmir dispute.”The first application to the UN was moved by India and it was on the grounds that a part of the state, which had acceded to India, is now under the illegal occupation of the Pakistan Army,” Raghavan said.”So when you say what is it that India is going to discuss or what is it discussing, it is really, if you ask most Indians, and what is our position — it is the part of that state which is still under the control of Pakistan,” he said during the lecture at the Centre for Security Studies, a private think-tank in the capital.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the broader sense, he said Kashmir will be part of talks with Pakistan.Raghavan’s remarks came just days after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit here during which she called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and met Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.After the meetings, the two countries decided to re-engage under the ‘Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue’.The Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet next month in Delhi to work out the details of the dialogue.

Militant hideout busted, explosives recovered in Poonch

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Based on specific input about presence of explosives and other stores in the Berirakh forest area of Mendhar tehsil of the district, a defense spokesman said, “a joint search operation was launched in the afternoon by Mendhar Rashtriya Rifles (RR) battalion which ended in the recovery of large quantity of explosives and other items”.

Security forces on Monday claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered a large quantity of explosives and other supplies in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.Based on specific input about presence of explosives and other stores in the Berirakh forest area of Mendhar tehsil of the district, a defense spokesman said, “a joint search operation was launched in the afternoon by Mendhar Rashtriya Rifles (RR) battalion which ended in the recovery of large quantity of explosives and other items”.The recoveries included four Chinese grenades, three Under Barrel Grenade Launchers (UBGL), one 9-mm pistol and magazine, 24 9-mm rounds, four AK magazines, 276 rounds of AK ammunition, five electric detonators and three electronic components, the spokesman added.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

As Indo-Pak peace talks resume, Hurriyat Conference leaders meet Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi

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A step back: India will discuss only Pakistan-controlled Kashmir at peace talks, says diplomat

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Jammu and Kashmir tourism website hacked

The investigation into the matter is underway.
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The J&K Tourism Department on Monday claimed that its website was hacked few days ago, which led to some of its content getting “destroyed”.”The Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir, has clarified that its website www.jktourism.org was hacked few days ago and some of its contents were destroyed,” a spokesperson of the department said.He said that the investigation into the matter is underway and further necessary safety measures to protect the content are being taken.The explanation came after a tender notice was posted on the department’s website inviting suppliers to deliver laptops and other equipment to Quad-e-Azam University in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

Need to insulate Indo-Pak dialogue process: Omar Abdullah

Abdullah said it did not matter as to where the talks took place but “at least the process has been restarted”.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday warned that attempts would be made to derail the dialogue process between India and Pakistan and said there was a need to thwart any such challenges by “insulating” the talks.He also asserted that Jammu and Kashmir was a party to the talks and urged the Narendra Modi government to start a dialogue with the state “the way it has started with Pakistan”.”What we will have to do most is to insulate this dialogue because many attempts will be made to derail this process. Many attempts will be made to make this dialogue unsuccessful.Our endeavour should be to make all such attempts unsuccessful,” Abdullah told reporters here.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Conference (NC) working president was talking to reporters after inaugurating the renovated headquarters of the party which was damaged during the floods last year and in a fire incident. Abdullah said it did not matter as to where the talks took place but “at least the process has been restarted”. “It is good that talks have restarted. I have no objection that we had to talk in a third country. It’s okay that we held talks in Bangkok and not in Delhi or Islamabad. At least the process of dialogue has been started,” he said.”Our Foreign Minister visited Islamabad and talks were restarted there. There was an announcement of holding a comprehensive dialogue. Now, we will wait for the shaping up of this comprehensive dialogue,” he added. The former chief minister said Jammu and Kashmir is a party to talks even if India and Pakistan would not make it a party on their own. “We are already a party. We are a party to this issue since this issue is there…We want dialogue,” he said.He said the Kashmir issue could be resolved only when there are talks on its internal and external dimensions. “I will not get into whether this has to be a tripartite or bipartite dialogue. There are two parts of Jammu and Kashmir issue one is internal between New Delhi and the state and the other external between New Delhi and Islamabad. This issue can be resolved only when there are talks on both the tracks.”Right now the dialogue is on a single track and the talks have been started between New Delhi and Islamabad, but the talks between New Delhi and the state are also important. We are not seeing any development on that,” he said. Abdullah said “we will request and will be hopeful of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi’s government to have talks with Jammu and Kashmir the way the government has started talks with Pakistan”.

Cold wave sweeps north India; Leh records minus 12 degree Celsius

Delhiites woke up to a chilly morning with the mercury dipping to 6.8 degrees Celsius, a drop of nearly five notches from Saturday when the minimum settled at 11.5 degrees.

A train moves on snow covered railway tracks after seasons first snowfall, in Anantnag district of south Kashmir

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Cold wave swept in several parts of north India today with Leh in Ladakh region experiencing the coldest night of the season at minus 12 degrees Celsius and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh receiving another spell of moderate snowfall.Delhiites woke up to a chilly morning with the mercury dipping to 6.8 degrees Celsius, a drop of nearly five notches from Saturday when the minimum settled at 11.5 degrees. According to MeT officials, Sunday’s low was two notches below the season’s average. In Jammu and Kashmir, Leh experienced the coldest night of the season so far as the mercury plunged 12 degrees below freezing point. Leh recorded a minimum of minus 12.1 degrees Celsius — down by over seven degrees from the previous night’s minus 4.6 degrees.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The night temperature in Srinagar – the summer capital – decreased marginally. The city recorded a low of minus 0.8 degrees as against 0.6 degrees the previous night. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivered under piercing cold wave conditions as high altitude tribal areas and other higher ranges received another spell of moderate snowfall and foggy conditions prevailed in mid and lower hills.The mercury dropped by a few notches and Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district recorded minimum temperature at minus 4.6 degrees Celsius while Manali and Kalpa recorded a low of minus 3 degree and minus 2.2 degree Celsius. The high altitude tribal areas groaned under biting cold wave conditions with minimum temperatures staying between minus eight and minus 14 degrees Celsius.Dark convective clouds overcast the sky in state capital Shimla and strong velocity icy winds swept the region causing sharp fall in day temperature which dropped to 8.8 degrees Celsius, forcing people to stay indoors. Meanwhile, cold wave conditions swept many parts of Haryana and Punjab, with Narnaul turning out to be the coldest place at 2.5 degrees Celsius.Narnaul in Haryana reeled under biting chill as the minimum temperature today dropped four notches below normal level. While Hisar experienced a cold night at 4.5 degrees Celsius, three notches less than normal, minimum temperature in Ambala however, settled within the normal limits at 9.3 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Amritsar had a cold night at 6 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana also experienced the chill at 6.8 degrees Celsius.

Raised issue of ‘plight of minorities’ in India with Modi, claims Imran Khan

Imran said there is no other option left for Pakistan and India but to resolve disputes through talks.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Sunday said he had raised with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “plight of minorities in India” during his recent visit besides touching upon the Kashmir issue and cricket.The 63-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief said the impact of the ‘plight’ was also felt in Pakistan, stressing that the Indian leadership give a clear message to end discrimination against minorities. Rejecting the ruling PML-N’s criticism that he did not raise Kashmir with Modi, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief said: “I had told the Indian prime minister that at one point of time, Pakistan and India had reached very close to resolving the Kashmir issue.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The issue can be resolved through talks,” he told reporters here on his return from the two-day visit as he also called for improving bilateral trade ties. Underlining that the only way forward and address poverty in both countries lies in resolving their outstanding issues through talks, Imran said: “There are people on both sides who continue hindering the peace process for their vested interests.” Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid had said Imran discussed “trivial matters” with Modi and ignored the Kashmir, Sir Creek and Siachin issues.”Imran Khan should have talked with the Indian premier on all important issues but he ended up just talking about cricket. His visit to India is that of a sportsman and not of a politician,” Rashid had said. Responding to the allegations, Imran said: “I had also raised the issue of plight of minorities in India and told Mr Modi that its impact was also felt in Pakistan and stressed that the Indian leadership should give a clear message to end discrimination against minorities.”His remarks hinted at the cancellation of renowned Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali’s concert in October due to protests by Shiv Sainiks. The same month also witnessed the infamous ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni, chairman of Observer Research Foundation, again, by the Shiv Sainiks during the release of a book by former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri.Imran said he also argued that Pakistan and India should continue playing cricket because it brought peoples on both sides closer and that would eventually help reduce tension between the two neighbours. “If there will be no contact between the people of both sides, how will they come closer?” he wondered.Imran said there is no other option left for Pakistan and India but to resolve disputes through talks. “The leaders of both countries should have bigger vision and earn dividends from peaceful and cordial relations for the betterment of their peoples. There is no solution in blaming each other for terrorism acts (in the two countries).

In touch with ISIS supporters, J&K youths were questioned before PM Modi’s visit last month

The official said while the possibility of IS coming to Kashmir had not grown too much as on date, it was “a concern we must watch” as there were some attempts to connect with the Kashmiri youth through Internet.

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Security agencies picked up some youths for questioning ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir last month as they had come in touch with supporters of global terror group Islamic State on Internet.However, the youths were released and handed over to their parents after being cautioned and counselled about the dangers of IS, a senior security official told PTI.The official, requesting anonymity, said that while Kashmiri youths have not shown much interest in IS, there were some incidents where few of them have come in contact with its supporters through social networking sites. “Yes these people are connecting (with IS) on the Internet. Some were rounded up before visit of the Prime Minister (on November 7). It happened around that time,” the security official said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The youth who were detained were questioned by the police … something was there … they were cautioned, counselled and handed over to their parents. These were young boys who were visiting them (IS contacts) on the net. Many a time people get into discussions on the Internet without knowing who they are interacting with,” he added.Related Read: NIA seeks details of internet use, finances of arrested ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed from foreign countriesThe official said while the possibility of IS coming to Kashmir had not grown too much as on date, it was “a concern we must watch” as there were some attempts to connect with the Kashmiri youth through Internet. “At the present moment, we think it (Islamic State) is a very very nascent thing in terms of interest,” he said. The official ascribed the waving of flags in Kashmir during Friday protests to the publicity they are getting from the media.”Those guys who are waving the flags, which happens once in a while on Fridays, … earlier they used to get more publicity and there was more flag waving. Now the publicity is less, so the flag waving has also reduced,” he said.The official, while ruling out any physical presence of the IS in Kashmir, said such an event will be even opposed by outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen. “Distancing from Islamic State by Lashkar and Hizb was due to the fact that all the outfits are vying for the same people. They (militants) will either join the Lashkar or the IS,” he said.According to the official, intelligence agencies were monitoring the Internet traffic in Kashmir for any interest in the IS. “The intelligence agencies are monitoring this kind of activity,” he added.The LeT last month issued a statement distancing itself from IS. “Kashmiri people don’t want aid and support from an external group,” a LeT spokesperson had said. He also called the IS a “production of anti-Islamic Western countries”.

Jawaharlal Nehru’s equations with Sheikh Abdullah, Hari Singh complicated J&K issue: Gujarat Governor

Speaking about Article 370, the Gujarat Governor said while some people say that it is no longer an issue as many central laws are applicable to the state, but added that its various aspects should also be examined.

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Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had a “tilt towards ” Sheikh Abduah and a “tilt against” Raja Hari Singh, which played a big role in “complicating” the Jammu and Kashmir issue, Gujarat Governor O P Kohli on Saturday claimed.Kohli said this at the launch of a book ‘Dr Syama Prasad Mookherjee aur Kashmir Samasya’ authored by his daughter, Ritu Kohli. “He tilted very much towards Sheikh Abdullah, while he tilted against Maharaja Hari Singh, which played a big role in complicating the Jammu and Kashmir episode,” he claimed.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kohli added that there is need to place the right narration of events before the country, even as he lauded the role played by Syama Prasad Mookherjee. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh also said that major decisions were taken at that time because of Nehru’s personal inclinations and the “impact is being faced even today”.Kohli further claimed Congress, even after Independence, continued on its policies of “minority appeasement” or “softness towards Pakistan”, and the establishment of a national alternative to Congress, is one of aspects which needs an in-depth examination.Speaking about Article 370, the Gujarat Governor said while some people say that it is no longer an issue as many central laws are applicable to the state, but added that its various aspects should also be examined.Later when asked by reporters to comment on Kohli’s remarks, Deputy Chief Minister Singh said there are certain aspects related to the state’s history on which clarity is needed and some misconceptions are also present.Singh claimed that at the time when country became free from the British rule, all princely states were dealt with by Sardar Patel, while Nehru “only took care of Kashmir”, because of which “questions arise”.It is a big question, why we went to UN and internationalised the Kashmir issue, Singh asked.

Indo-Pak talks: Foreign Secretaries to meet in Delhi next month to chart dialogue path

Aziz said it was also decided that terrorism would be discussed by the two National Security Advisers as part of this Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.

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The Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet next month in Delhi to work out the details of the newly-announced Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue after the two countries decided to re-engage.Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, while making a statement in Parliament, said the Secretaries will decide on the modalities and schedule of the comprehensive dialogue the two countries have decided to engage in. Sources said the meeting will take place in Delhi. Aziz briefed the Parliament about the recently held ‘Heart of Asia’ conference and his meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which it was decided that the two countries would engage in a Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Aziz said all issues, including Kashmir, would be part of the peace talks under the agreed formula for the fresh re-engagement with India. “It was decided that the two Foreign Secretaries will meet next month to work out the details of the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue and the level of interaction in various Working Groups,” Aziz said. “This dialogue includes all the subjects of the Composite Dialogue, with some additions,” he told the Parliament, a day after lawmakers demanded that the government apprise them under what conditions the talks with India will be held.Aziz said it was also decided that terrorism would be discussed by the two National Security Advisers as part of this Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue. “We had emphasised that Pakistan is a victim ofterrorism. We have lost tens of thousands of lives in the fight against terrorism. Zarb-e-Azb is the largest counter-terrorism operation of its kind and is being internationally acknowledged and appreciated,” he said. Aziz lauded the vision of Prime Ministers of the two countries — Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi — for starting of talks after their meeting in Paris on November 30 paved way for the meeting of the two National Security Advisers in Bangkok on December 6.”Both the delegations were guided by the vision of the two leaders for a peaceful, stable and prosperous South Asia,” he said. Aziz said it was decided in the meeting with Swaraj to continue the constructive engagement between Pakistan and India.He said as announced in the joint statement, the two sides agreed to a Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue to discuss security, Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), Jammu & Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Baragge/Tulbul Navigation Project, Economic and Commercial Cooperation, Counter- Terrorism, Narcotics Control, Humanitarian Issues, People-to-People exchanges and religious tourism.Earlier, the lawmakers had criticised the government for agreeing on a joint statement which they said “favoured” India.

When dogs and cows marched for human rights in Kashmir

Braving bone-chilling cold, protesters waving black flags started from Sher-e-Kashmir Park and marched through fashionable Residency Road before they were stopped by the police.

The protesters started from Sher-e-Kashmir Park and marched up to fashionable Residency Road

Imagine cows and dogs coming out on to the streets for the protection of human rights in Kashmir. Thanks to Awami Ithaad Party (AIP) led by independent MLA from Langate Sheikh Abdul Rashid aka Engineer Rashid, cows, dogs, horses and even goats made their debut in the unique protest parade in Srinagar.Braving bone-chilling cold, protesters waving black flags started from Sher-e-Kashmir Park and marched through fashionable Residency Road before they were stopped by the police.Led by Rashid, who was smeared with black ink in Delhi for allegedly hosting a beef party in Srinagar in October, the agitators were trying hard to herd the “protesting” animals.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”I am Sangh Parivar’s cow… I am secure than Kashmiris,” read a placard slung by the neck of a cow. “I am Rashtrapati Bhawan’s horse, I am secure than Kashmiris,” read the placard slinging down the neck of a horse.Police had a tough time to control the march and tame the animals mostly the horses. Police successfully herded several animals but it was the horse that was unwilling to go with the khaki-clad cops. Later several policemen joined hands and bundled the horse into the police station Kothi Bagh.”Through this innovative protest, we want to convoy to world community about our sufferings. They should ask the government of India why was it depriving Kashmiris of their fundamental rights and why are the perpetrators of human rights abuses roaming free and being awarded with promotions, perks and privileges?” asked RashidAIP president noted that while India is celebrating Afzal Guru’s hanging, the killers of Gowhar Nazir, Khalid Muzaffar Wani, Zahid Bhat and dozens others are not being taken to task as required by the law.”Government of India is misleading world community over custodial killings, forced disappearances, illegal detentions, juvenile detentions, tortures and other numerous human rights abuses”, he said.Batting for the right to self determination, Rashid, a two time MLA, appealed the world community to impress upon New Delhi to allow Kashmiris to exercise their rights.”The protest should act as an eye opener for those who often get misled by soft spoken sermons being given by Indian leaders from time on non violence”, he said.

How South Asian rivals resumed talks

India and Pakistan agree to resume high-level talks, but can they achieve lasting peace?

Sushma Swaraj confirms PM Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan for SAARC meet in 2016

Earlier, Indian officials said Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to attend the SAARC Summit was reflected in the Ufa joint statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan to attend the SAARC Summit likely to be held in September 2016, in what will be the first prime ministerial visit here from India in 12 years. The disclosure of Modi’s visit was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here in yet another indicator of a positive turn in bilateral ties after recent chill. “He will be coming,” Swaraj told reporters when asked if Modi will visit Pakistan to attend the Summit. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan who had come here in January 2004 and attended the SAARC summit besides holding talks with then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.Vajpayee’s successor Manmohan Singh did not undertake any visit to Pakistan despite his desire to do so.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Earlier, Indian officials said Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to attend the SAARC Summit was reflected in the Ufa joint statement. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had invited Modi for the SAARC Summit when they had met for a bilateral meeting in the Russian city of Ufa in July. The meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is slated to be held in Pakistan in September next year. Sharif had attended Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in May 2014 which had generated lot of goodwill. However, ties were strained between the two neighbours over border firing and a series of ceasefire violations in the last few months.Talks between India-Pakistan National Security Advisors were cancelled recently because of a dispute over the agenda as India wanted to discuss terror attacks and Pakistan insisted on raising Kashmir. The two National Security Advisors met in Bangkok on Sunday last, where they discussed terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and a range of key bilateral issues apart from agreeing to carry forward the “constructive” engagement. Swaraj arrived here on a two-day visit to attend a multilateral conference on Afghanistan.In her address at the meet today, she said it was time the two countries display “maturity and self-confidence” to do business with each other as the world was rooting for a change and offered to move cooperation at a pace Pakistan is comfortable with.

Are militants trying to reinforce agenda of global jihad in Jammu & Kashmir?

Attacks in the first week of December have led the intelligence agencies based in Jammu and Kashmir to suspect that the banned outfits — Jaish-e-Mohamad and Harkut-ul-Mujahideen – might be attempting to re-establish a space for militant groups with a ‘global agenda’ instead of a Kashmir-centric one.

Army and special operation group personnel take positions during an encounter with militants in J&K’s Handwara district on Friday

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Attacks in the first week of December have led the intelligence agencies based in Jammu and Kashmir to suspect that the banned outfits — Jaish-e-Mohamad and Harkut-ul-Mujahideen – might be attempting to re-establish a space for militant groups with a ‘global agenda’ instead of a Kashmir-centric one.While JeM claimed responsibility for an attack on Gorkha Rifles Camp in Tangdhar area, which resulted in the killing of a military contractor and three militants, HuM spokesperson Hassan Askaree, in a tele-statement to local news agency, paid ‘tributes’ to the militants slain in the Handwara and Poonch attacks.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Even though senior intelligence officials said that “it is too soon to say that JeM and HuM are trying to regroup,” they did not deny the possibility of the latest attacks being carried out to reclaim lost ground in the valley. While JeM’s presence was last witnessed in 2013, when the group engaged security forces on multiple occasions, resulting in the killing of several of its top commanders, HuM was involved in a major Fidayeen attacks carried out in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar in January, 2010.”Both the groups were very close to each other and, in fact, they worked in close co-ordination till 2007. However, HuM fighters in Sopore and Handwara area maintained their independence from JeM and carried out attacks till 2010,” said an official source.Counter-insurgency officials told dna that while one can see similarities in modus operandi of various Kashmir-based militant groups, the major differences lie in their goals.”Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen have confined their goals to Kashmir. Most of its fighters advocate either Kashmir’s independence or a merger with Pakistan. However, the same cannot be said of JeM or HuM,” a senior counter-insurgency official said.”Groups with global jihad waned over a period of time. It is unlikely that global jihadists will gain territory in future. The reason LeT and HM are still operational is because of their focus on Kashmir,” the official added.JeM was established by Maulana Masood Azhar in the year 2000, after he was freed by the Indian government in exchange for passengers on the hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814. The group’s history is, however, not as elaborate as HuM which makes the December 4 Handwara attack quite significant.”JeM does not have more than 10-12 terrorists on ground. HuM is a different ball game altogether. The global network Hum possesses, gives it an edge over groups like Hizb and Lashkar whose primary goal continues to be Kashmir,” said a senior police official in J&K.”The recent attacks can also be seen as a reaction to advances of ISIS which is a sectarian terrorist force. In the past, we have seen several valley-based militant groups releasing anti-ISIS statements. Point in case is LeT’s statement against ISIS’s anti-Shia agenda,” the official added.HuM was originally formed in 1985 after breaking out from Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI) in 1985.Towards the end of Soviet-Afghan war, the group entered Kashmiri politics, and in 1993 the group merged with HUJI to form Harkat-ul-Ansar under the leadership of Abdelkader Mokhtari, an Algerian commander who later came to be known for his participation in the Bosnian war. The group was banned in mid-90s after which it renamed itself as HuM. It was banned once again following the 9/11 twin tower attacks.

Sushma Swaraj meets Sartaj Aziz in banquet for Heart of Asia delegates

After arriving here, Swaraj said relationship between the two countries should be better and that she will hold talks with Pakistani leaders to find ways to improve bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz during a banquet hosted by him for the heads of delegates participating in a multilateral conference on Afghanistan. Aziz greeted Swaraj warmly and both engaged in a brief conversation. Aziz later sat next to Swaraj. Swaraj arrived here on a two-day visit, primarily to attend the ‘Heart of Asia’ 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan tomorrow.She will hold talks with Aziz and call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the conference tomorrow. The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, an annual gathering of Asian and other countries, is aimed at enhancing cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the region. The high-ranking delegations from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international and regional organisations are participating in the two-day conference.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After arriving here, Swaraj said relationship between the two countries should be better and that she will hold talks with Pakistani leaders to find ways to improve bilateral ties. “I have come with the message that ties between the two countries should be good and move forward,” said Swaraj. Swaraj’s visit comes after talks between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan in Bangkok on Sunday, where they discussed terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and a range of key bilateral issues apart from agreeing to carry forward the “constructive” engagement.

Espionage racket: Police say there was conflict within ring

Former army hawaldar Munawwar Ahmad Mir, government school teacher Sabar, and serving army rifleman Farid Khan were presented before a Delhi court today, following which they were taken on police remand till December 10, said a senior police official.
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Interrogation of the last three accused arrested in the suspected ISI-linked espionage racket by Delhi Police on Monday brought to fore a conflict within the spying ring which might have led to its busting. Former army hawaldar Munawwar Ahmad Mir, government school teacher Sabar, and serving army rifleman Farid Khan were presented before a Delhi court on Monday, following which they were taken on police remand till December 10, said a senior police official.When they confronted during their interrogation here, it came to light that Farid came in touch with Mir and Sabar in 2013 when he was posted at Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, said an official privy to the investigation. They introduced Farid to Kafaitullah Khan, the alleged intelligence operative who headed the ISI-backed espionage racket, and Farid allegedly started passing on documents related to troop deployment and threat perceptions, said the official. He transmitted documents mostly through Sabar. The documents were further sent to Faisal, who monitored the espionage racket’s activities from Pakistan and also gave them assignments at times, through e-mails, said the official.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It was Kafaitullah, who received money transfers, partially through bank and a private agency. He later paid off his spies, including Farid, said the official. It was towards the end of 2014 that Farid, posted at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry division of the army, was transferred to Darjeeling. He allegedly continued sending secret documents — under his code-name ‘Surgeon’ — from the army units based in east but most of them were rejected by Pakistan-based operative Faisal, said the official.When a disgruntled Farid communicated this to others in the racket, they told him that the documents he had sent after being posted in Darjeeling was not of any use to the consumers of the data allegedly transmitted by the espionage racket, said the official. The last remuneration which Farid is found to have received was of Rs 50,000 sent through bank transfer by Kafaitullah in four instalments in the first half of 2014, said the official.”Farid was later side tracked by Kafaitullah and he has not been active for at least the past six months. The conflict with Farid could be a reason behind the network getting cracked open,” said the official.Around a month ago, an “informer” approached police and reported about the espionage racket, following which a case was registered on November 16 by the Crime Branch. On November 26, they intercepted Kafaitullah while he was on his way to Bhopal in a train, said the official.Apart from secret and confidential documents recovered from Kafaitullah’s possession, the police recovered a CD, in which he had recorded several conversations with alleged associates of the racket, said the official. The evidence obtained from Khan’s possession later led to the arrests of serving BSF personnel Abdul Rashid, who was allegedly an active spy at the time arrest, Mir and Sabar from Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir over previous week.Farid was arrested on Sunday after being handed over to the police by the army, which has already detained him in connection with the case after being reported.

Was India made to talk Kashmir in Bangkok, asks Omar Abdullah

Abdullah’s comment came two days after the BJP spokesperson had asked National Conference to clear its stand on Jammu and Kashmir after senior NC leader and Abdullah’s uncle Mustafa Kamal had said “Kashmir was destined to get Independence”

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday asked BJP to answer if India was “made to talk Kashmir” during the meeting between the National Security Advisors of the two countries in Bangkok as there was no mention of it when their prime ministers had met in Ufa.”If Pakistan was made to talk terror, was India also made to talk Kashmir since J&K had found no mention in Ufa (sic)?” Omar wrote on Twitter. Abdullah was reacting to BJP’s statement in which the party had yesterday claimed: “The follow up of Ufa talks has happened. Pakistan has been made to talk terror, which they refused so far.” He asked BJP to make it clear as to what was discussed about Jammu and Kashmir during the talks in the Thai capital.”Perhaps now Mr (Nalin) Kohli will care to make his party’s position clear on what was discussed about J&K (sic),” he tweeted.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Abdullah’s comment came two days after the BJP spokesperson had asked National Conference to clear its stand on Jammu and Kashmir after senior NC leader and Abdullah’s uncle Mustafa Kamal had said “Kashmir was destined to get Independence”. On the talks at various levels between India and Pakistan, Abdullah said it is “like cabs when it’s raining – don’t get one for ages and then suddenly 3-4 come around all at the same time.”Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at COP21 Summit in Paris last week, which was followed by the NSA and foreign secretary level talks in Bangkok yesterday. The foreign ministers of the two countries are expected to meet later this week in in Islamabad where Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to attend a conference on Afghanistan.

NSA-level talks ‘pointless’ as Pak hell-bent on destroying India: Shiv Sena

“Shiv Sena has always been against any ties with Pakistan. Time and again we have had dialogues w and India has always bent its knees to them. Pakistan-sponsored terrorism never ends here and terrorism can’t exist in India without Pakistan’s support,” Raut said.

Condemning the India-Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) level talks that took place in Bangkok on Sunday, the Shiv Sena on Monday said that having talks with the hostile neighbour was pointless as their main goal was to destroy India by sponsoring terrorism here and added that no amount of talks would solve the strained ties between the two nations.”Going to a third nation and discussing the problems between India and Pakistan shows the relationship between the nations. While their talks keep happening, Kashmir continues to get infiltrated and ceasefire violations are on the rise,” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>However, he admitted his respect for Indian NSA Ajit Doval and said that he did not doubt his capabilities, but questioned the benefit of the dialogue with his Pakistan counterpart Nasir Janjua.”Shiv Sena has always been against any ties with Pakistan. Time and again we have had dialogues w and India has always bent its knees to them. Pakistan-sponsored terrorism never ends here and terrorism can’t exist in India without Pakistan’s support,” Raut said.He demanded to know why the talks were happening saying that the nation was waiting for an answer as well and added that the outcome of the NSA-level talks would vindicate the Shiv Sena’s stand.”Pakistan has always been hell-bent on destroying India and they have been against us from the start. While we share sweet words with them, here our soldiers and people are dying,” Raut added.Yesterday, in a surprising move, India-Pakistan has NSA-level talks in Bangkok on a wide range of issues including terrorism and Jammu and Kashmir, and border issues.Post the meeting, both nations released a joint statement saying that the discussions were held in a ‘candid, cordial and constructive atmosphere’.However, the Congress strongly opposed the meeting accusing the Centre of going back on its stand on Pakistan and said that they will raise the issue in the Parliament today.Congress Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala told ANI that, the Congress Party has always stood for peaceful resolution through mutual cooperation and mutual talks, but this (NDA) government did not take us into confidence about the talks in Bangkok.”The talks with Pakistan have gone through a series of flip-flops and the current talks do not inspire much expectation. Further, it raises the question of whether these talks are being used as a diversion by the Modi government from pivotal issues such as the economic, political or agrarian crisis,” he added.

Modi govt wants babus to participate in adventure sports to improve their performance

The Centre’s move for promoting adventure sports among the employees is also aimed at tackling “the alarming situation of stress and impact of sedentary life” on them.

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To foster spirit of risk-taking and team work, the Centre has asked all its employees to participate in adventure sports like rock climbing and paragliding expenses for which will be borne by it. The Centre’s move for promoting adventure sports among the employees is also aimed at tackling “the alarming situation of stress and impact of sedentary life” on them.”It would create and foster spirit of risk taking, cooperative team work, capacity of readiness and vital response to challenging situations and endurance,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. As per the scheme, the DoPT will sponsor programmes for five to seven days by six institutes–including Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, National Institute of Water Sports, Vasco da Gama, Goa and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi–for this purpose.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The activities under the programme will include trekking, mountaineering, rock-climbing, cycling in a difficult terrain, skiing, surfing, boat sailing, snorkeling, rafting, parasailing, ballooning, paragliding, jungle safari, desert safari, beach trekking and environmental awareness camps. An expense of upto Rs 20,000 will be reimbursed by the government, besides grant of special casual leave to the employees to help them participate in these activities.Financial assistance of 100% of programme fee would be provided in a calendar year to two officials of each ministry or department who have been awarded for excellence in service and nominated for the programme, the DoPT order issued on Friday said.There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

Lashkar-e-Taiba plot to attack PM Narendra Modi discovered; IB, Delhi police in joint operation

The LeT terrorists have slipped into the country via Jammu and Kashmir, the report said.

PM Narendra Modi

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The Intelligence Bureau (IB), along with the Delhi Police are conducting a joint operation to nab several Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who plan to attack PM Narendra Modi, says a report in an English daily.The militants had two plans — to carry out a mass shooting in a Paris-like or 26/11 type attack at a gathering attended by Modi. If he failed to penetrate Modi’s cordon, the militant was supposed to blow himself off or hurl a grenade at the crowd.If this was unsuccessful, the terrorists had been told to target other important dignitaries and officials in Delhi.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The LeT terrorists have slipped into the country via Jammu and Kashmir, the report said.At least four terrorists had infiltrated into the country last month and were in contact with Lashkar commander Abu Dujana for logistics and ground support, says the report. Jammu and Kashmir police have also been roped in for the investigation.The nature of the intended attacks point to an ISI-LeT nexus. It could also be that Al Qaeda’s India wing is behind the plans.One of the terrroists was arrested on November 24 during an operation conducted by IB and special operations group (SOG). Shabir Ahmad Malik, the suspect was in Jammu since November 20 and was staying at the house of one Amir Alam Gujjar at Bathindi area of south Kashmir. There were two others as well who were arrested, though their identities are not known.

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