Mon, Aug 21, 2017 | updated 11:30 PM IST

Kashmir unrest: PM Modi to attend all-party meet today

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 03:33 IST      
Kashmir unrest: PM Modi to attend all-party meet today

New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the situation in the Kashmir Valley.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Rajya Sabha about this on Wednesday.

Singh was speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the Kashmir situation, after which the House unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a return to normalcy in Kashmir.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, earlier on Wednesday, said there is a murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir and called for integration of hearts for an amicable solution to the crisis.

Escalating his attack on the Prime Minister, Azad said he tweets about everything, but not Kashmir.

"The law and order is not the sole responsibility of the Kashmir Police.the paramilitary forces are also involved. You call Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India, but there needs to be integration of hearts between the people of India and Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

The senior Congress leader thanked the Union Home Minister on behalf of the Opposition for allowing discussion on the Kashmir issue in Parliament.

"There should be an all-party delegation and a meeting that needs to be sent to Jammu and Kashmir. It should be announced during Parliament," he added.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) told the Rajya Sabha if there is a trust deficit, the government has to create an atmosphere of trust in Kashmir.

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury urged the government to discuss the issue with an open mind and listen to all ideas, adding that confidence building is required for the same.

Opposition leaders voiced their concern over a month-long curfew in the Valley, and demanded doing away with pellet guns. (ANI)

Gorkhaland issue arose after patriotism was questioned: GJM

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 23:12 IST     

Kolkata [India], August 21 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) released a statement saying that the demand for Gorkhaland arose when people started questioning their patriotism.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): More than two months into the Doklam standoff, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that he was hopeful that China will soon initiate a dialogue on the ongoing border situation between the two countries in Sikkim.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Disappointed with the merger of the EPS and the OPS factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the TTV Dinakaran supporters of the party will meet Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday here.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India], August 21 (ANI): A woman from Hyderabad is struggling to get back the body of her husband who died three months ago in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Sanjaya Baru, the media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Monday expressed grief over the demise of P.V.R.K. Prasad---media advisor to former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao---and said that the latter's commendable work in Andhra Pradesh and across India will have a lasting impact.

Full Story >>

Khatauli (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 21 (ANI): In the aftermath of the derailment of Utkal Express on Saturday, Railway Safety Commissioner Shailesh Kumar Pathak said, based on preliminary investigation, the accident could be attributed to human failure.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Senior lawyer, Harish Salve, appearing for Lieutenant Colonel Purohit in connection to the 2008 Malegaon serial blasts case on Monday expressed satisfaction over the Supreme Court's verdict and said the bail plea was granted by the court on the basis of the charge sheet filled by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 21 (ANI): Soon after being sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam (OPS) said the decision has brought tremendous joy to the ministers and the workers, representing the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

Full Story >>

First death in capital due to dengue

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 19:27 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): Delhi reported its first death of the year because of dengue after a 12-year-old boy died on Monday.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 21 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Maharashtra Government in regard to a petition filed by meat traders seeking security.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Stressing on the need of making Project Manager's certification mandatory and enhancing Project Management, the Project Managers Global Summit on "Propelling Sustainable Growth through Competent Project Management" was held in New Delhi on Monday.

Full Story >>

AIADMK of EPS-OPS: From split to merger

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 18:48 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 21 (ANI): Merely six months after the AIADMK split, the two factions came together on Monday and formally announced the merger of Puratchi Thalaivi Amma (PTA), headed by Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam, and the other, AIADMK (Amma), headed by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, in the state.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 21(ANI): In the wake of the merger announcement of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), party ministers, while welcoming the decision said the merger has been made possible after the removal of 'obstacles'.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): The Congress on Monday demanded Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation after the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express, which claimed the lives of 23 people and left more than 100 injured, at Muzaffarnagar.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 21 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday swept away the Municipal polls of Maharashtra's Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, capturing 61 seats out of the 95.

Full Story >>

Sambalpur (Odisha) [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Seven died and five others were seriously injured after an accident between a Tata Magic and a truck near Sambalpur's Bhawanipali on Monday.

Full Story >>

PM Modi assures Centre's support to EPS, OPS-led TN Govt

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 18:16 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government, and assured all possible support from the Centre.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 21 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), CR Saraswathi of TTV Dinakaran-VK Sasikala faction on Monday expressed unhappiness for being avoided during the merger of the EPS and the OPS factions.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug.21 (ANI): There is a need to set up an Experts Advisory Group devoted to the study of specific problems and subjects concerning Sundarban Region, the world's third largest mangrove forests but fragile and eco-sensitive area falling under both India and Bangladesh, suggested the new Final Draft Document on 'Vision for the Sundarban Region: Rationale and Structure for Joint Action'.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 21 (ANI): Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam (OPS) was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai, under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government in the state, in presence of Governor CV Rao.

Full Story >>