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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

One year after August 5

ONE YEAR AFTER AUGUST 5 NEWS

In crisis, the people of Kashmir engage constructively with the government

August 08, 2020 8:44 am

From building bridges to facing militancy and the pandemic, the administration and people of Shopian are working together.

Before anniversary of split, J&K sarpanch shot at, Farooq calls parties for a meeting

August 05, 2020 12:06 pm

Former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has called a meeting of mainstream political leaders at his residence on Wednesday. The meeting, however, is unlikely to happen as most of the political leaders are still under house detention.

Bridging the Valley: What is holding back panchayats in Kashmir

August 02, 2020 3:02 pm

Panchayats are central to the government’s efforts to project normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, an example of democracy at work. One year after the erstwhile state was stripped of its special status, The Indian Express travels to two panchayats to find out what is holding them back — from lack of funds to powers

Online open, 3.7 lakh get domicile in a month, 78% of them in Jammu

August 01, 2020 9:21 am

Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that between June 22, when the online facility was launched, and last week, over 2.9 lakh people were granted domicile certificates in Jammu against 79,300 in the Valley.

Mehbooba Mufti still held under PSA, some raise questions

August 01, 2020 10:08 am

Mehbooba Mufti, 61, was arrested on August 5 last year, the day the Central government abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and downgraded the state into two Union Territories. While Mufti was lodged under preventive detention for six months, she was booked under PSA in February this year.

Centre to SC: Need to verify L-G statement on no objection to 4G

July 29, 2020 10:16 am

High speed internet service in J&K has been suspended since August last year. Governor G C Murmu’s statement is a change in the earlier position taken by the J&K administration.

EC frowns on J&K L-G talk of election timing, says poll decisions its ‘remit’

July 29, 2020 6:29 am

The Commission issued a strongly worded statement asserting that all decisions on the conduct and timing of elections are its “sole remit”.

‘I will raise my voice, I will fight, but I will not give somebody in a uniform with a gun an excuse or a reason to kill one of us’

July 29, 2020 6:57 pm

In his first interview to The Indian Express since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu & Kashmir and his release from detention, Omar Abdullah speaks about a range of issues, from the Gupkar Declaration to “disappointment” by the reaction of India’s political leaders post August 5, 2019, to the future as he sees it.

Explained Ideas: Why Omar Abdullah will not contest the J&K Assembly elections

July 28, 2020 7:28 am

Omar Abdullah writes: Having been a member of the most empowered Assembly in the land and that, too, as leader of that Assembly for six years, I simply cannot and will not be a member of a House that has been disempowered the way ours has.

Omar Abdullah writes: While Jammu and Kashmir remains UT, I will not contest Assembly elections

July 29, 2020 9:03 am

Having been a member of the most empowered Assembly in the land and that, too, as leader of that Assembly for six years, I simply cannot and will not be a member of a House that has been disempowered the way ours has: Vice president of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference breaks his silence.

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