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SC order gives govt a way to retreat from its militaristic approach to Kashmir issue

January 19, 2020 10:20 am

The SC judgment also gives hope to the seven million people of the Kashmir Valley that their freedoms will be restored — although there is no sign yet of that happening seven days later

J&K: SMS, voice calls restored on prepaid mobile phones across UT

January 18, 2020 3:54 pm

After more than five months of shutdown, voice and SMS facilities were restored on all prepaid mobiles on Saturday across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

No doubts on India's Kashmir approach, S-400 missiles to be delivered by 2025: Russia

January 17, 2020 7:11 pm

Answering a question about not being invited to visit Kashmir unlike European diplomats, Russian envoy to India Nikolay Kudashev said: "Those having doubts over India's approach on Kashmir can go there, we don't have any doubt".

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO summit in New Delhi

January 16, 2020 5:54 pm

Formerly the Sanghai Five and formed in 1996, the SCO has eight members today including India and Pakistan, which became part of it in 2017.

Slow connection

January 16, 2020 10:26 am

Government is responding to SC ruling, but it appears slow and reluctant in restoring fundamental rights

SC's decision not to decide on validity of restrictions in Kashmir is not just deferral, it is abdication

January 16, 2020 10:10 am

It has taken the Court five months to decide on the challenge to the communications lockdown. If the government now fails to comply with the judgment, will it take another five months for the issue to be decided? By that stage, the damage would already have been done.

Detained Omar Abdullah to be shifted from Hari Nivas

January 15, 2020 9:39 pm

The house where Omar will be shifted is very near to his official residence and is being readied as he is a Special Services Group (SSG) protectee, the officials said.

Jammu & Kashmir: 2G Internet, broadband partially restored in UT

January 15, 2020 1:38 am

The home department said in a three-page order that that 2G mobile connectivity on post-paid mobiles for accessing whitelisted websites including e-banking will be allowed in five districts including Jammu, Sambua, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts in Jammu region.  

No special relief, J&K land curbs may be for agricultural plots only

January 13, 2020 10:24 am

Sources said while protection of jobs for local people may be guaranteed through requirement of 15 years of domicile in Jammu and Kashmir, land protection would remain confined to agricultural land.

Freedom of speech via Internet is protected, review J&K curbs: SC

January 11, 2020 4:44 am

The bench said “expression through the internet has gained contemporary relevance and is one of the major means of information diffusion. Therefore, the freedom of speech and expression through the medium of internet is an integral part of Article 19 (1) (a) and accordingly, any restriction on the same must be in accordance with Article 19(2) of the Constitution.”


Top quotes of S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: From Kashmir to RCEP to what he said on Pakistan

November 17, 2019 8:43 am

S Jaishankar delivering the fourth RNG Lecture provided an assessment of the last 70 years of India’s foreign policy choices and challenged past positions — from dealing with China on boundary issues and handling Pakistan to managing ties with the US.

Amid clashes, shutdown, J&K Class 10 students appear for board exams

October 29, 2019 4:53 pm

As many as 1.6 lakh students will appear in the upcoming Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations at 1,502 centres across Kashmir, where only a total of 20.13 per cent students are attending schools post August 5

After 70 days, mobile phones start ringing in Kashmir

October 16, 2019 7:27 am

The restoration of cellphone services is part of a series of announcements by the administration on easing of restrictions that were imposed around August 5, when J&K was stripped of its special status.

Desolate highways, deserted public places, Kashmir reels under curfew

August 14, 2019 8:18 am

As Kashmir reels under curfew, deserted highways, empty parks and public places say it all about the tense situation in the region. For the ninth consecutive day, the Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut.

Kashmir in lockdown: Exclusive Express photos from the Valley

August 13, 2019 4:50 pm

The Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut with cellphones, Internet and landline connections still obstructed for the ninth day on Tuesday.

Article 370 'scrapped': BJP supporters celebrate across the country

August 07, 2019 9:36 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.