News from the region

Sunday, November 10, 2019Roads leading to Hazratbal Shrine sealed, normal life disrupted in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 10: Authorities sealed all roads leading to the Hazratbal Shrine here as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of the Supreme Court ruling in the Ayodhya case and Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, officials said.

Authorities had on Saturday imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPc in the entire Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the court's verdict.

The auth


Sunday, November 10, 2019SC backs Ram temple in Ayodhya

Gives Muslims nearly twice the disputed land for mosque

NEW DELHI: Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.
Delivering a unanimous verdict on a case that has long polarised the country and


Sunday, November 10, 2019Amid tight security, J&K remains peaceful; restrictions to continue

JAMMU: Amid tight security arrangements in view of Supreme Court’s verdict on Ayodhya title dispute, the situation remained peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere across the union territory; however, the restrictions imposed under section 144 will remain enforced on Sunday also.
People in Jammu welcomed the Supreme Court judgment in the Ram J


Saturday, November 9, 2019B2V programme's second phase to be launched in J-K later this month

Jammu, Nov 9: The second phase of the Back to Village (B2V) programme will be launched later this month in Jammu and Kashmir, and modalities for it are being worked out, an official spokesman has said.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday reviewed the preparations made to launch the second phase of the programme, he said.

The modalities for it are being worked out by the planning de


Saturday, November 9, 2019Was my destiny to end worries of people: Modi

NEW DELHI: Citing his government's decisions to provide ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, to enact a law against triple talaq, and to abrogate Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it was "his destiny" to end uncertainties in the lives of people.
Speaking to a delegation of residents of unauthorised colonies and BJP lawmakers from Delhi, he elabo


Saturday, November 9, 2019Valley’s lone media facilitation centre non-functional

SRINAGAR: Kashmir's only media facilitation centre has been non-functional since Thursday due to snowfall in the valley which has disrupted the power supply.
The Internet services at the media centre, established by Jammu and Kashmir government in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, are down leading to problems for journalists who have not been able to file the stories.
The officials of the