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Kashmir trade leader booked under PSA ‘temporarily released’ from Agra jail
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Shah, who was seriously unwell at the time of arrest, told The Indian Express, “I am waiting for what happens on Monday (in SC) and then I will go to the hospital. I am very unwell.”

HC quashes J&K cancer patient’s detention under Public Safety Act
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The court directed the authorities to release Parvaiz Ahmad Pala from preventive custody.

Internet will be restored as situation becomes more normal: J&K L-G Murmu
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Internet services have been suspended across Kashmir valley since August 5, when the special status of the erstwhile state of J&K was scrapped and it was bifurcated into two Union Territories.

In Srinagar, children are back in school, but in casual dress with anxious parents as escorts
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The administration had ordered the opening of schools in a gradual manner once restrictions across the Valley were eased weeks into the shutdown. But students had largely stayed home, with parents unwilling to risk sending them in the absence of mobile connectivity.

Kashmir: Four Armymen killed in avalanches
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

While an Army post was hit in Kupwara’s Tangdhar, an Army patrol came under an avalanche in Gurez sector of Bandipora, officials said.

2 Armymen killed in avalanche in Southern Siachen Glacier
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Officials said that despite best efforts by the medical teams, two Army personnel succumbed. They were identified as Naib Subedar Tsewang Gialshan and Rifleman Padma Norgais, both residents of Leh.

Sarpanch, govt officer killed by militants in J&K
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The two killed — village sarpanch Syed Rafi and Sheikh Zahoor — were part of the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s “back to the village” programme, a public outreach initiative in militancy-hit areas.

Read out Preamble in govt offices to mark Constitution Day, says J&K admin
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

According to the government circular, dated November 22, “This year, the celebrations will be marked by reading of the Preamble to the Constitution in all the institutions, government offices and other establishments,” it said.

Situation not at all normal in J&K: Yashwant Sinha
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

“Our conclusion, which we will put in the report as well, is that the government is misleading people with regard to normalcy in J&K. Things are not at all normal. There is shock with the announcements of August 5. There is anger, but it is restrained,” Sinha said.

Yashwant Sinha barred from moving out of Srinagar, meeting detained leaders
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

The visiting team said the authorities have denied them permission to meet the three former J&K chief ministers or CPI(M) leader M Y Taragami, all of whom are under detention.

‘Harassment’ complaint at Srinagar MLA hostel, searches yield 11 phones
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija alleges ‘near-strip search’ of 3-year-old son of a detainee; police deny, say raids required.

Yashwant Sinha allowed to enter Srinagar, will try to meet detained leaders
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

"On way to Srinagar, Kashmir with the Concerned Citizens Group to make an independent assessment of the situation on the ground and the economic loss caused by the government's action. Hope will be allowed to enter," Sinha had tweeted earlier in the day.

J&K Police repatriate Pak national as ‘goodwill gesture’
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

A J&K Police spokesperson said that the Pakistani national, identified as Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Pajkote in PoK, was repatriated via Teetwal in Kupwara on Thursday afternoon.

PDP MP writes to Shah, calls for release of J&K’s political workers
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

In a letter to Shah, Fayaz wrote, “On 5 August, 2019, the Government of India took the decision to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two (Union Territories). Since then, Jammu and Kashmir has seen a massive rise in the presence of armed forces and the severe curtailment of human rights.”

Avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen, six killed
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

All eight personnel were pulled out of the avalanche debris, and seven persons who were critically injured, were taken by helicopters to the nearest Military Hospital, the Srinagar-based defence spokesperson said.

Over 30 political detainees in Srinagar moved amid claims of manhandling
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that the hostel wasn’t equipped with heating facilities, the reason unofficially given for shifting the detainees.

Train services fully restored in Valley
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Train services were suspended in the Valley on August 5 when the Centre decided to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370.

J&K: In Valley, buses start plying and shops stay open for longer hours
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

For the last many days, shops are open for longer hours compared with just a couple of hours in the morning. In most parts of the Valley including Srinagar, shops now remain open till late afternoon.

Pakistan forces violate ceasefire along LoC in Kupwara, 5 injured
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Police officials said Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Taad sector of Tangdhar area. “The shelling continued for several hours in the morning, and since then situation is peaceful,” an official in Tangdhar said. “The Indian Army retaliated to the ceasefire violation.”

Jammu and Kashmir: After snowfall, power supply still affected, fruit industry hit
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Preliminary assessment by J&K’s horticulture department has shown that Kashmir’s fruit industry has been hit, with snowfall damaging 35 per cent of the orchards.

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