'Mehbooba Mufti unlikely to take over in Kashmir in current situation'

'Mehbooba Mufti unlikely to take over in Kashmir in current situation'

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti is unlikely to stake claim to power in Jammu and Kashmir in absence of concrete assurances from the BJP on the agenda of alliance between the two parties and her misgivings over their relationship, party sources said on Friday. "It is not the question of whether she gets sworn in as the new chief minister of the state or not. 

Subramanian Swamy certain Sonia, Rahul going to jail on Dec 19; asks PM Modi to impose AFSPA in New Delhi

Subramanian Swamy certain Sonia, Rahul going to jail on Dec 19; asks PM Modi to impose AFSPA in New Delhi

Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that he is going to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose AFSPA in New Delhi.

Centre to move SC on HC order to enforce AFSPA in Meghalaya

The Centre will soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging a Meghalaya High Court order directing it to enforce AFSPA in Garo hills.

Meghalaya HC asks Centre to consider enforcing AFSPA in Garo Hills

The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to consider enforcing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in militancy-hit Garo Hills region in the state to help the administration restore the rule of law.

PM Modi should repeal AFSPA before pressing for UNSC seat: Irom Sharmila

PM Modi should repeal AFSPA before pressing for UNSC seat: Irom Sharmila

Human Rights Activist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider removing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur before pressing for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

AFSPA causing hardship to Manipur's people: Sharmila to court

42-year-old Sharmila is on a fast for around 15 years in Manipur demanding repeal of AFSPA.

Court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on October 6

 A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed October 6 for recording the statement of Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila, who is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide while undertaking fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Delhi court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on Wednesday

A Delhi court is likely to record tomorrow statement of Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila, who is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Amnesty International advocates repeal of AFSPA in North East

A day after the Union Home Minister talked about a possible scaling down in central forces' deployment in the North East, Amnesty International on Sunday said it must lead to a rethink on the use of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in NE states.

PDP hails Amnesty's recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amensty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP on Friday said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

Rajnath's statement on revocation of AFSPA "unfortunate": NC

Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday termed the statement of Union Home Minister on the revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir as "unfortunate and counter-productive", saying such remarks also exposed ruling PDP's "complete and total sell-out" to the BJP for the sole aim of coming to power in the state.

Jitendra Singh attacked by ally PDP over AFSPA

 PDP on Wednesday hit out at Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who is leader of its alliance partner BJP, for disfavouring withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and termed his statement as "obnoxious and having unacceptable and unpardonable undertones"

Jitendra Singh disfavours partial revocation of AFSPA

 Minister in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Tuesday disfavoured partial withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir but underlined that the last word on this would come only from the security agencies and not from political functionaries.

BJP-PDP govt in J&K will complete its term: Ram Madhav

BJP on Tuesday said the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will complete its full term and that there were no differences with their ruling partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Sopore killings: J&K CM orders time-bound inquiry, convenes unified headquarters meeting on Wednesday

Sopore killings: J&K CM orders time-bound inquiry, convenes unified headquarters meeting on Wednesday

In the backdrop of the string of militant attacks targeting civilians in Sopore township, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mohammad Sayeed on Monday ordered a time-bound inquiry into the matter.

No feel of J&K govt on ground in 100-day of rule: CPI(M)

Jammu and Kashmir unit of CPI(M) on Tuesday termed the BJP-PDP government as government of controversies and U-turns, saying there was no feel of governance on the ground during its 100 days of rule in the state.

Manipur attack: Why are human rights groups silent on killing of Army personnel?

Silence can be deafening. The quietude in the ranks of the plethora of human rights groups that are shrill when even a single civilian is killed is nerve-wracking, to say the least.

Court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on August 11

Court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on August 11

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday labelled the NDA Government as breaker of all promises made during the 2014 general election, while extending his sympathies to jute mill workers here.

Irom Sharmila condemns killing of 18 armymen in Manipur

Rights activist Irom Sharmila on Friday condemned the militant ambush that killed 18 armymen in Manipur yesterday but said there was "no use" imposing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in interior areas.

All-out offensive launched in Manipur to eliminate militants

An all-out offensive was launched to trace and eliminate the militants involved in massacre of 20 army men in Manipur on Thursday.