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30 Jan 2006 description
report Times of India

JAMMU: The two sides of Kashmir, divided by the Line of Control (LoC), will have the second link when the route passing through Chakan Da Bagh will open on March 31, officials said on Monday.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has instructed all its public works agencies to complete the road construction work by that date, an official spokesman said.

Chief Secretary Vijay Bakaya has told senior officers the deadline for the second project must be met, according to the spokesman.

26 Dec 2005 description
report Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India are discussing a proposal to demilitarise Kashmir and introduce self-governance in the region whose ownership is disputed by the two countries, an official said here on Monday.

"The proposal was originally moved by President Pervez Musharraf and later this proposal was widely discussed and hailed by Kashmiri leaders," foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam told a press briefing.

08 Nov 2005 description
report Times of India

INDORE: Demanding stopping of financial assistance to quake-hit Pakistan, VHP International General Secretary Pravin Togadia on Tuesday warned that it could be used in abetting terrorist activities against India.

"The terrorist camps are being run in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and the assistance of Rs 100 crore given by India to the quake-hit areas of Pakistan could be used in abetting terrorism against India," Togadia told reporters in an informal chat after performing the ground breaking ceremony for the VHP mahayagna at Dussehra maidan in Indore.

25 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is ready to accept victims of Pakistan's earthquake seeking relief and help, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Tuesday.

21 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's been two days since Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf told the media in Pakistan that he wanted to open up the Line of Control to Kashmiris on either side.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

By David Brunnstrom

(MUZAFFARABAD, Oct 18) - Troops were cutting mule paths through landslides on Tuesday to get aid to tens of thousands of villagers in two Kashmir valleys cut off since an earthquake rocked northern Pakistan 10 days ago .

Helicopters, back in the air after weekend rains grounded the only means of getting aid deep into the mountains quickly, were delivering some aid and bringing back people who had laid injured since their world was shattered.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

MUZAFFARABAD: As Pakistani army helicopters rotate through the skies over quake-hit Kashmir making aid drops to isolated villages, another army of mujahedin, or Islamic warriors, is taking to the hills on foot.

But while the troops, mostly from outside Kashmir, drop food and water from their air, the mujahedin claim a special relationship with the territory and its people and can pinpoint aid where it is needed most.

14 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Friday sent a second consignment of relief material to Pakistan for its earthquake victims, filling up four wagons of a special freight train.

A Northern Railway spokesperson said that the train was carrying 510 packets of medicines and dry fish, 1,130 packages of warm clothing and blankets, and 300 tents and plastic material.

Indian soldiers accompanied the train that left Shakur Basti, one of the lesser known railway stations in the Indian capital, at 11.20 a.m.

"The train should reach Wagah by 6.30 or 7 p.m.," the spokesperson said.

On Wednesday …

12 Oct 2005 description
report Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Joining the relief efforts for earthquake victims in Pakistan, an Indian cargo plane carrying the first consignment of 25 tonnes of relief supplies arrived in Islamabad early on Wednesday.