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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jammu and Kashmir


No plans finalised for academic outreach for Jammu-Kashmir students: SPPU

December 15, 2019 10:02 am

University was among the first to plan ways to expand academic reach to the Valley soon after the abrogation of Article 370 was announced in August

J&K admin extends Farooq Abdullah's detention by three months under PSA

December 14, 2019 7:55 pm

Srinagar MP Farooq Abdullah will continue to remain at his residence that has been declared a sub-jail.

Police work pending as J&K approves new prosecution wing

December 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Prosecution powers taken away from J&K cops HD

Satisfied with report saying no J&K minors detained, says SC

December 14, 2019 7:20 am

The committee, in its first report submitted to the court in October, had said that 144 juveniles between the ages 9 and 17 in conflict with the law were held, mostly in preventive detention, in J&K since August 5.

Article 370: Will consider plea on larger bench after hearing all parties, says Supreme Court

December 13, 2019 3:39 am

“We will hear all and only then decide,” a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, which is hearing the petitions, observed.

Amid J&K lawyers protest, HC issues notices to four advocates

December 12, 2019 4:21 am

The change in the system of registration of documents came after the Central Registration Act was implemented after the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

‘Under President’s Rule, Governor can’t concur with Constitutional change’

December 12, 2019 4:20 am

Challenging the concurrence given by the then J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik to effect changes, the senior counsel said the Governor during this period is only an agent of the President and his "concurrence is undemocratic for want of public reason".

Plays on topics like Ayodhya, Article 370 barred from Maharashtra drama contest

December 12, 2019 7:08 am

It is the first time in the history of the 40-year-old festival such restrictions are in place.

J&K voices not heard, petitioners tell Supreme Court

December 11, 2019 4:00 am

The court said it will hear more on this when it resumes hearing Wednesday.

Businessman’s detention under PSA revoked by J&K admin

December 10, 2019 4:50 am

Sources in the J&K administration told The Indian Express that the decision to revoke the PSA charges against Shah was taken in view of his health condition.


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.

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.

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.

Kashmir turmoil escalates as mobile internet services snapped, section 144 imposed

August 05, 2019 10:32 am

The developments come days after the evacuation of tourists and Amarnath Yatris from the state and have triggered panic in the Valley.

With troops all over, tourists, out-station students leave for home as panic grips Kashmir Valley

August 04, 2019 7:17 am

Following the cancellation of the Amarnath Yatra, the J&K administration Saturday also suspended the annual Machail Mata pilgrimage in hilly the Kishtwar’s Paddar area adjoining Kashmir Valley.

Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

February 19, 2019 9:47 am

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

Kashmir's century-old silk factory reopens after three decades

July 24, 2018 9:28 am

The oldest silk factory in Kashmir set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years on Sunday.


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

November 22, 2018 7:37 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'

November 04, 2018 4:35 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.