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Jammu and Kashmir Bifurcation

Jammu and Kashmir loses special status, state to be Union Territory


No politics, PM Narendra Modi told J&K-bound ministers

January 20, 2020 8:16 am

According to the sources, the Prime Minister also asked the ministers to stay in the villages they visit at night rather than return to Jammu or Srinagar.

Here is the full list of 153 websites you can access in Jammu and Kashmir now

January 19, 2020 1:12 pm

List of Websites Accessible in Jammu and Kashmir: Divided into 10 sections, the list of websites has names of four email services, including Gmail and Outlook, 15 banking websites, including RBI, J&K Bank, PayPal and Western Union, three employment websites, 38 educational websites, including that of five J&K-based universities and Wikipedia.

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.

Why SC order on Internet goes beyond J&K, opens window for challenges and judicial reviews

January 15, 2020 12:44 am

India tops the list of Internet shutdowns globally. The ongoing shutdown in Kashmir is the longest ever in any democratic country.

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.”

SC order on internet lockdown in J&K makes right noises but leaves matters of relief to the future

January 11, 2020 11:07 pm

When it comes to internet-related restrictions, this judgment has one clear, unqualified message — it clearly lays down that any government order that impacts the exercise of fundamental rights must be a reasoned and publicly-accessible order.

Checks & balancing

January 11, 2020 2:43 am

SC does well to curb state’s untrammelled power to deny people the internet. Delay in relief in J&K will undermine this verdict

Lockdown has choked business: Kashmir traders

January 11, 2020 7:46 am

Each year, the J&K Tourism Department brings its leading tour operators, houseboat owners, hotel associations and travel agents for the event. It’s a different story this time. As per the state’s tourism department, which is hosting the stall, 32,000 domestic tourists visited Kashmir between August and November, compared to 2.49 lakh in June-July.

In first order since August 5, SC calls for review of restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir

January 10, 2020 4:43 pm

In its first judgment since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, the Supreme Court said power should be used responsibly and only as a measure to preserve law and order. It was hearing a batch of petitions challenging restrictions placed in Jammu and Kashmir by the government.

J&K HIGHLIGHTS: SC order a rebuff to 'unconstitutional, arrogant' stance of govt, says Chidambaram

January 10, 2020 7:49 pm

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Restrictions SC Judgment HIGHLIGHTS: Stating that the indefinite suspension of the internet in J&K was in violation of Telecom Rules, the Supreme Court directed the administration to restore services in hospitals and educational institutions.


See photos: J&K celebrates first Independence Day after abrogation of Article 370

August 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Amid tight vigil, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday hoisted the national flag in Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir stadium to mark the state’s first Independence Day celebration since the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A earlier this month.