Arun Sharma


Siachen avalanche: Body of one of 10 soldiers recovered, rescue operations still on
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Army teams have been sifting through the huge mass of ice in the treacherous region of Siachen glacier, sometimes digging more than 30 feet to find the buried soldiers.

First govt that represented all regions, earlier ones used to be Kashmir-centric: Nirmal Singh
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Nirmal Singh, who was deputy CM in Mufti Sayeed’s government, spoke to Arun Sharma

Do not live in fear, draw goals bigger: Indresh to BJP over J&K
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

His statement came days after PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said they will not move till the Centre initiates confidence building measures in the state.

Siachen avalanche: Army declares all trapped soldiers dead; PM Narendra Modi pays condolences
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Siachen is the world’s highest active battlefield, contested by India and Pakistan since 1984 when India launched Operation Meghdoot.

J-K: Governor rule likely to continue, Vohra appoints two advisors
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Giving an indication that Governor's rule might continue for some more time in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra on Thursday appointed two retired IAS officers as his advisors.

Mehbooba Mufti breaks her silence: CBMs for J&K must to form govt
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Denying any differences with the BJP, she said her party wants an assurance about the implementation of the agenda of alliance not from the BJP but the Central government.

J-K crisis: BJP leader meets Mehbooba, confident that coalition will continue
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh rushed to state guest house in Jammu to meet Mehbooba Mufti.

SAC can initiate suo-moto proceedings into corruption cases involving politicians: J-K High Court
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

It is a landmark judgement that is bound to give a major fillip to anti-corruption movement in Jammu and Kashmir

J&K Governor calls for talks today, PDP signals phone call from Delhi may bring back BJP alliance
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

J&K BJP team in Delhi for talks; NC and Congress welcome Raj Bhawan move

India, Pakistan have to jointly fight terrorism: Farooq Abdullah
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

"We don’t know what is going to come now, but let us hope that January 26 passes with peace and the President of France who is coming here will have a great good visit and all other matter are discussed,’’ he said.

Exodus Day: Kashmiri Pandits revisit massacre site
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

This was the first visit by migrant community leaders to the Pandit settlement in Nadimarg, national spokesperson of All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) King C Bharti said.

Will consider tie-up if BJP offers, says NC patron Farooq Abdullah
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

"It is not that we have shut our doors,’’ Farooq said told media persons at Katra when asked about NC’s response to any such proposal for government formational coming from BJP.

Udhampur attack: NIA seeks MHA nod to prosecute Naveed
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Besides Naveed and his slain accomplice Abu Nomen, also from Pakistan, the NIA investigation has named seven people from the Valley who provided logistics to the two Pakistani terrorists in carrying out the attack.

J-K: Joint team to undertake security audit of defence establishments
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by State Governor N N Vohra on Friday to review the existing arrangements for the safety and security of all vital Civil and Defence establishments and installations in J&K.

PDP keeps BJP waiting, Finance Secretary Watal meets Mehbooba Mufti
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Watal, however, told The Indian Express: “I only met (her) to offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of the honourable Chief Minister, her late father, who I held in high regard.”

PDP spells it out: ‘Will form govt with BJP’
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

“We will be operating within the framework already formulated by the PDP under Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and the BJP,” PDP chief spokesperson Mehboob Baig.

No word from PDP-BJP, Governor’s rule in J&K
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Earlier, opposition parties National Conference, Congress and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party expressed concern over the delay in the swearing-in of the new CM.

Mehbooba Mufti to be sworn in as J&K CM next week
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra has written to Mehbooba and state BJP president Sat Paul Sharma, asking them to inform their respective positions on formation of the new government.

Mehbooba deserves to be CM, Mufti Sayeed had said
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

“She deserves it,’’ he told journalists on November 13, adding she had better connect with the people than he had. “It is she who works on the ground; I only sit in the office and do not get time to meet people,’’ he had added.

BJP leaders held Mufti Sayeed in awe, at ease with daughter Mehbooba
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

BJP leaders concede their ministers were often hesitant about taking a stand on any issue with Mufti.

Mufti Sayeed still in hospital, Mehbooba likely to be sworn in as J&K CM soon
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

AIIMS spokesperson Dr Amit Gupta said, “Sayeed is hemodynamically stable but requires respiratory support. His condition warrants close monitoring.”

Ten people charred to death in Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

According to the police, though cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, it appears that a short circuit caused the accident.

Notice issued: J&K High Court stays order to hoist state flag on buildings
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

BJP leader’s petition says state flag can’t be held on par with national flag.

No talk of India Pakistan ties in public: Government
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

“If all these things are made public then sometimes hurdles crop up in their further progress,” Singh said.

Murders revive call to disband J&K’s local defence units
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

Two VDC members arrested for murder with arms meant to thwart militants; protests, bandh follow

Moving 2016: Neighbourhood
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

2015 was the year of migrants. To mark 2016, The Sunday Express tracks 16 people who moved home in 2015, some of them in public glare, some just a footnote in India’s internal migrants story, to begin new lives.

Remove Article 370 to solve Kashmir problem, says Anupam Kher
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Anupam Kher also expressed concern over the condition of Pandits living at Jagti camp, which he recently visited with filmmaker Ashok Pandit.

‘We have new clothes now… haven’t been able to get them stitched’
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Since the government introduced its policy for return and rehabilitation of “misguided Kashmiri youth” from Pak and PoK in 2010, 1,253 people have returned to J&K using the Nepal route.

J&K town gets a cable bridge, comes closer to rest of country
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the cable-stayed ‘Atal Setu’ is the fourth of its kind in the country. Its design was prepared by Infinity Engineers, a Canadian company, and approved by IIT, Delhi.

J&K education dept doles out new schemes to boost employment
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

The education department has also entered into collaboration with an international NGO, Pratham, to launch activity-based learning programme in the state’s schools.

J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed pushes for development of Suchetgarh as cross-border meeting point
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Mufti Sayeed He also announced slew of measures to promote Suchetgarh as a border tourist destination, on pattern of Wagah, in Amritsar.

Jammu: Kishtwar town tense after temple, 2 houses gutted
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Tension prevailed in Kishtwar again the next morning following reports of a cow slaughter in the town. However, the reports turned out to be false.

Top Army commander seeks answers behind youth being radicalised by ISIS
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

We have have to see reasons behind as to why this radicalization is taking place, said General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 16 Corps Lt General R R Nimbhorkar.

Jammu: Hindu temple and houses gutted in fire, leads to communal tension
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

According to police, while anti-social elements appear to be behind the gutting of temple, electric short circuit can be the cause of fire at Chhan Siri village.

Militants with ‘JuD T-shirts’ killed in infiltration bid in J&K
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

During the gunfight, three terrorists were killed and a huge quantity of arms, ammunition and edible items were seized from them.

LeT terrorist Naveed asks for warm clothes in jail
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Responding to his request, the judge directed the superintendent of high security Kot Bhalwal jail here to provide him warm clothes.