No place to call home for Kashmiri Pandits hit by floods

A Kashmiri Pandit family braved all odds to stay back when militancy engulfed the Valley in 1990 but the devastating flood last month has forced to live them separately after losing everything including the roof over their heads.

'People need to come together to end drug menace in Punjab'

Raising concern over the increasing consumption of intoxicants among youth in Punjab, politicians and eminent personalities on Sunday said people need to come together to end the drug menace in the state just the way militancy and extremism was eradicated.

J&K youths joining militancy disturbing: Lt Gen Saha

A senior army officer on Saturday said a number of educated youth joining militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was "disturbing" and a matter of concern but the force was taking initiatives to engage them meaningfully.

Shun militancy, choose other ways to register protest: Omar to youth

Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah asked the youth to adopt other ways to express their resentment against the government rather than joining militancy.

Two ULFA terrorists killed in encounter

Two ULFA (anti-talk) faction terrorists were killed in an encounter with a joint team of the Army and Assam Police.

Govt to create 2 auxiliary police battalions for Northeast militants

Two auxiliary police battalions with around 1,500 personnel will be created by the Home Ministry to provide police training and impart job-oriented courses to surrendered militants for their future rehabilitation in various central forces and other jobs.

Yemen says 500 al Qaeda militants killed in 5-week offensive

Yemeni forces have killed 500 suspected Al-Qaeda militants in an all-out offensive against them in their southern strongholds that began on April 29, the army spokesman said on Thursday.

Security forces bust 3 militant hideouts in J&K

Security forces have busted three militant hideouts in Kashmir Valley during the past 24 hours, recovering large quantity of arms and ammunition.

China seeks stepping up of anti-terrorism cooperation with Pak

Battling militancy in Xinjiang, President Xi Jinping today said China wants to step up security cooperation with Pakistan to combat terrorism.

US rules out mediation on Kashmir as long as India rejects it

The US has ruled out any mediation on the Kashmir issue as long as India rejects such a proposal and asked Pakistan to avoid employing militancy as an instrument of state policy.

Voters turn out in large numbers in Noorabad segment

Noorabad: Ignoring militant threat and boycott call of separatists, people turned out to vote in large numbers in Noorbad assembly segment of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which went to polls.

Violence mars voting in Anantnag, low turn out witnessed

Killing of three political workers in the district by the militants three days ago has severely affected voter turnout in Kashmir`s Pulwama district in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

No deterioration of law and order: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday dismissed allegations that there was deterioration in law and order situation due to militancy in the state.

Pakistan`s existence threatened by Taliban: MQM

MQM organised a massive rally in southern Pakistani city to show solidarity with the armed forces, saying the country`s existence is being threatened by militancy.

71% dip in militancy in last 5 years in J&K: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a 71 per cent drop in militancy so far in the five years of the National Conference-led government in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday.

HC bench expresses reservation over a single judge order

The Punjab and Haryana High Court bench here has expressed "grave reservation" over an order passed by a single judge on Punjab police over the "fake encounters" during the period of militancy in the state in 1990s.

`Militants planning to boost their numbers in Valley before polls`

Army in Kashmir have chalked out a plan to maintain vigil along Line of Control even during the winters to thwart any infiltration bid by militants ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

Militancy has not changed anything but only brought miseries: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today advocated addressing political issues through talks, saying militancy and violence had not changed anything but only brought miseries and bloodshed to the state.

Kashmir has moved ahead from days of militancy: CRPF DG

CRPF, that secures the Kashmir Valley with more than 60,000 of its personnel, on Monday said the place has moved ahead from the days of militancy but warned that attempts are being made to foment violence.

Pakistani jirga bans tribesmen from sheltering militants

A jirga in the restive Bajaur tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Monday banned tribesmen from providing shelter to suspected militants, foreigners and non-locals.