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Two years of abrogation of Article 370: Situation peaceful, say officials; Mufti, Gupkar alliance demand special status restoration

August 05, 2021 2:49 pm

PDP president and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was placed under house arrest in 2019 shortly before the announcement of the bifurcation of the state into Union territories, termed the move "gross injustice".

2,300 booked under UAPA in J&K since 2019, nearly half still in jail

August 05, 2021 7:05 am

According to official police data reviewed by The Indian Express, 699 people were detained under PSA in 2019, and 160 in 2020. In 2021, 95 people were detained under PSA till July-end. Of these, 284 continue to remain under detention.

Two years on, the deepening anxieties and growing distance between Delhi and Kashmir

August 05, 2021 5:40 pm

MY Tarigami writes: Abrogation of Article 370 delegitimised the mainstream political space in J&K. The aim now must be to reduce the massive alienation of the people

With end of Articles 370 and 35 (A), there’s peace, hope and democracy in J&K

August 05, 2021 7:52 am

Jitendra Singh writes: In the last two years, J&K has moved forward on multiple parameters.

Deeply jaded, disappointed, but politicians can't mourn for long: Omar Abdullah on Article 370 abrogation

August 04, 2021 5:23 pm

"That should be the order -- restoration of full, undiluted statehood, followed by Assembly elections," Omar Abdullah said on the eve of the second anniversary of the nullification of Article 370 of the Constitution.

J&K Police releases list of 10 most wanted militants

August 04, 2021 2:19 am

According to the police sources, close to a dozen members of Sheikh's family, including his brothers and nephew, joined militancy and have been killed in gunfights. His sister Naseema is under detention allegedly for helping militants.

Will launch peaceful struggle for Article 370 if SC doesn’t restore it, says Apni Party chief

August 04, 2021 7:40 am

“We have full confidence that Supreme Court will restore it [Article 370] and if it does not do it, we will fight the way we did for land rights,” he said, referring to the government allowing only UT’s domiciles to own land in Jammu and Kashmir. “

MHA data: 88% dip in J&K stone-pelting compared to 2019

August 04, 2021 7:30 am

According to data available with the Ministry of Home Affairs, stone-pelting incidents between January and July have witnessed a drop of nearly 88 per cent compared to the same period in 2019. Injuries to security forces and civilians in such incidents also dropped by 84 and 93 per cent, respectively.

Ghulam Nabi Azad urges Centre to implement its assurance to J&K leaders on statehood in ‘short-term’

August 03, 2021 4:09 pm

Batting strongly for holding Assembly elections, he said for the past four years, there is “no representative” in J&K, which is the biggest cause of under development in the union territory.

J&K Police busts LeT terror module in Anantnag, nabs four involved in developing IEDs

August 02, 2021 5:42 pm

The busting of the IED terror module has helped the police avert a major attack in Anantnag town, said officials.


In the pandemic, transgender community in Kashmir looks on with hope, leads with defiance

June 15, 2021 4:59 pm

The heavily-marginalised and ostracised transgender community in Kashmir mouths a grim and cold reality.

Jammu and Kashmir turns white with season's first snowfall

December 15, 2020 9:49 pm

Thick sheets of snow covered Srinagar Saturday morning as Jammu and Kashmir received its first snowfall of the season.

J&K votes in local body polls, first time after Article 370 abrogation

November 28, 2020 7:40 pm

The polls form the first test for the Centre's move to restart the political process after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh last August.

Kashmir: Curfew, restrictions mark first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation

August 05, 2020 5:40 pm

Today marks the completion of one year of the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370. Keeping security in mind, the UT administration has imposed curfew across the Kashmir valley, which came into force since Monday late evening.

Unlock 2.0: Gardens, parks in J&K reopen after 3 months

July 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Gardens and parks in Kashmir reopened on Wednesday morning after remaining closed for over 100 days due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

In Srinagar, staff ready classrooms as schools set to re-open after three-month winter break

February 21, 2020 12:38 pm

The schools in the Kashmir valley are scheduled to open after a three-month winter break in March.

Express Wanderlust: Here's what you should know before your trip to Kashmir

January 02, 2020 3:59 pm

The place will instantly give you a feel of heaven. Before you visit it, here are some things to keep in mind.

Over 400 youths from Jammu and Kashmir inducted into Army

December 09, 2019 10:33 am

After completing one year of strenuous training, 404 soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir were recruited into the Army's Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry.

Winter chill grips north India, temperature in Delhi dips to single digit

December 04, 2019 10:10 am

In Delhi, the minimum temperature was 9.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday but weather experts said it is likely to drop to 7 degrees Celsius by Friday as high-velocity northwesterly winds continue to blow from the hills.

Job uncertainty looms large over Bengal labourers as they return from Kashmir

November 05, 2019 9:57 am

Job uncertainty looms large over the workers as some even came empty-handed after being denied wage payment by those for whom they worked in Kashmir.


J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

February 25, 2016 7:00 am

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Last rites of Pampore bravehearts performed with full state honours

February 22, 2016 2:51 pm

Udhampur/Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours in Udhampur on Monday. Captain Mahajan was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening. Meanwhile, last rites of Havaldar Raj Kumar Rana were performed by his daughter in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.