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Date: 2 Sep 2014

Detroit, Michigan: ‘Kashmiris have wanted to be involved in discussions since 1947,’ said Dr Ghulam Nabi Mir, Chairman of the seminar, Kashmir: Time for Peace and Justice’, held during the 51st Annual Convention of ISNA, highlighting the importance of retaining focus on the sixty-seven year-old dispute between India and Pakistan over the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Mir added that the international community


Date: 2 Sep 2014

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) on Tuesday formulated a four member committee which will hold consultation with committee constituted by Hurriyat (G), the spokesperson said.

The committee will include Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Iqbal Mir.

Date: 2 Sep 2014

Srinagar: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Ab Rahim Rather has termed media reports that Yusmarg is being proposed to be leased out to Army for conducting artillery exercises, as totally baseless and ill-conceived.

Date: 2 Sep 2014

Jehangir Lolabi

Srinagar: Four Indian army soldiers including an officer were killed and six others were injured after a vehicle in which they were travelling in overturned near Kalaroos forest area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.

Date: 1 Sep 2014

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar: A fierce encounter broke out between government forces and militants late Monday evening at Rajpora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir.

Official sources told GNS that acting on a specific information about the presence of three local militants at Hajan Balla hamlet of Rajpora late this evening, the joint team of Indian army’s 44 RR, SOG, 182 and 183 bn CRPF laid a tight cordon around the suspected house in the area.

Date: 1 Sep 2014

Srinagar: A group of Kashmir students on Monday, who were allegedly thrashed in a Chandigarh College, last month, held a protest demanding migration from the institute here in summer capital.

Date: 1 Sep 2014

Demands action against Warden and migration from College

Srinagar: Kashmiri students pursuing B Tech courses in Swami Parmanand College, Mohali Punjab (India) Monday staged a protest against College warden and assailants in Srinagar demanding their migration from the said college to Kashmir province.

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Features   Opinions
Date: 28 Aug 2014

Srinagar—The Srinagar administration has admitted that at least five thousand families from 21 villages of the R S Pura sector, the worst hit by recurrent mortar and gunfire. Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo has said that as many as 5,000 families of 21 villages in R S Pura, 9 in Bishnah and 15 villages of Jammu tehsil which fall within 1 km radius of International Border have been affected due to cross border firing in the Jammu Division.

Date: 26 Aug 2014

Irshad Ganaie of Lashkar has emerged as poster boy for militancy

6Wasim Khalid

Srinagar: Irshad Ganaie, commander of a three-member Lashkar-e-Toiba group, has emerged as the most wanted man

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Date: 30 Aug 2014

By Sajjad Shaukat

By using the pretext that Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit held meetings with the Hurriyat leaders of Kashmir, Indian new government led by the fundamentalist party BJP’s leader and Prime Minister Narindra Modi called off peace talks, scheduled to be held in Islamabad on August 25, 2014 between foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan.

Date: 30 Aug 2014

By Abdul Majid Zargar

As if their vilification and demonization was not enough, Godse’s children have now weaved a new narrative around Indian Muslim youth -that they indulge in “Love Jihad”.

The origin of this slanderous narrative, referring to an alleged Muslim plot to convert young Hindu girls to Islam by having Muslim boys entrap them in love affairs,

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Interviews   Human Rights
Date: 22 Jul 2014

 ‘Agencies made fake case against Afzal and hanged him’
 ‘If few Pandits were killed, why this hue and cry? Does anyone have the count how many Kashmiri Muslims were killed?’

Daanish Bin Nabi

Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, the uncle of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and veteran National Conference leader in his first-ever detailed

Date: 22 Jul 2014

Daanish Bin Nabi

Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, cousin of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah is the oldest stalwart of Abdullah family. A lawyer by profession, Nazir was until recently the General Secretary of NC and made important decisions of the party. He has remained very close to NC founder Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and looked after the party affairs for many decades.

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Date: 30 Aug 2014

Families remembers their missing sons

APDP stages sit-in-protest

Srinagar: On the eve of International Day on Enforced Disappearances, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a peaceful sit-in at Pratap Park Srinagar on Saturday. Scores of family members of disappeared persons participated in the peaceful protest that

Date: 29 Aug 2014

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Thursday stressed upon the world community and international human rights organization to exert pressure on India to investigate thousands of enforced disappearances cases in Kashmir so as to bring the truth in public domain.

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AJK   Asia
Date: 7 Aug 2014

By Tariq Naqash

MUZAFFARABAD: An Azad Kashmir resident was detained by Indian troops from along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Wednesday, according to local people and officials.

They said Kala Khan, 42, a resident of Darra Sher Khan, was cutting fodder in the proximity of the unmarked

Date: 6 Aug 2014

Islamabad: OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, currently on a 3-day visit to Pakistan, met AJK Government and Kashmiri leaders over a lunch hosted in his honour, yesterday (5 August) in Islamabad.

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Date: 14 Aug 2014

MUMBAI, August 14, 2014

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has forced St. Xavier’s College here to retract an invitation extended to Dalit activist and singer Sheetal Sathe. Ms. Sathe was arrested in April 2013 for allegedly supporting Naxal activities and later granted bail.

Date: 11 Aug 2014

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Controlled directly by the USA, Pakistan does not have enough freedom to pursue independent policies or advance its genuine national interests. For everything Islamabad does or wants to do, it needs to secure the permission or endorsement of Washington directly or through US embassy in Islamabad.

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Europe   World
Date: 29 Aug 2014

Brussels: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that Russian forces are engaged in direct military operations inside Ukraine.

Secretary General stated this after the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

Quoting Anders Fogh Rasmussen the press release issued by NATO office here says, "We have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, following the serious escalation of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The meeting was held at Ukraine’s request.

Date: 22 Aug 2014

Brussels: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has
condemned entry of Russian convoy into Ukrainian territory.

Quoting Anders Fogh Rasmussen the press release issued by NATO office here says, "I condemn the entry of a Russian so-called humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities and without any

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Date: 29 Aug 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani was received Friday by the President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Bali, an Indonesian tourist resort. Madani is currently on an official visit to Indonesia, says an email message to Pakistan Observer here.

Date: 18 Aug 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: United Nations has described crises in the Middle East as "unprecedented" and "unravelling", stressing more regional cooperation for relief role in Syria with the help of Iran, says a UN mediate note on Monday.

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