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J&K: After 200 days, Valley wakes up to bustling classrooms
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Officially, Monday marked the end of the winter break. But in reality, it was the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 and the shutdown that schools opened fully and reported near-full attendance.

Two held for ‘misusing’ social media in Kashmir
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Authorities have restored internet service in the Valley recently after shutting it down for six months. But only whitelisted sites can be accessed. Social media and peer-to-peer applications are still banned.

Cough syrup Coldbest-PC recalled, production halted after 9 deaths in Jammu
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

J&K Drug Controller Latika Khajuria said even though PGIMER’s report had found presence of Diethylene Glycol in the syrup, they are still waiting for the final report from Regional Drugs Testing Lab.

Three Hizbul militants killed in Tral encounter
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Addressing a press meet in Srinagar, J&K DGP Dilbag Singh said the militants were identified as Tral residents Jahangir Wani and Raja Maqbool, and Sadat Thokar from Anantnag.

Press club says journalist picked up from Valley home, cops say called for talks
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The Kashmir Press Club has demanded Home Minister Amit Shah and the Union Territory administration to take note of the "appalling conditions under which the press in Kashmir is working since August 5 last year".

J&K: Business bodies in Valley urge banks not to ‘harass’ them over loans
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

KCCI’s senior vice-president Naasir Hamid Khan said banks have started publishing details of businessmen in the newspapers after their loans are turning into NPAs and this has put the businessmen under stress.

PSA slapped on J&K MP’s son Hilal Lone
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

“You being the probable MLA candidate of National Conference are a potential threat to peace and tranquility, as you belong to the party whose manifesto is to agitate against the abrogation of Article 370, 35-A,” stated the detention document.

Kashmir Press Club: Police intimidating us
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said journalists would be required to appear before police when called.

Two J&K leaders freed, now under house arrest
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

The decision came two days after senior NC leader Mubarak Gul and former CM Omar Abdullah’s political advisor Tanveer Sadiq were released from the MLA hostel on Saturday.

J&K Police question 2 journalists over JKLF statement
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Naseer Ahmad Ganie, who works for the Outlook magazine and Haroon Nabi, who works for local news gathering agency CNS, were called for questioning on Saturday.

Three arrested for Feb 2 Srinagar grenade blast
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Police said Band told them during questioning that he is related to three-time legislator and former PDP leader Mohammad Khalil Band, who switched to National Conference last year.

HC dismisses J&K Bar Association president’s plea against detention
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

An application was also recently filed in the court for “for preponing the date of hearing was filed with the plea that directions were required to be issued with a view to ensure proper medical attention to the petitioner”.

Two weeks on, most broadband services yet to be restored in Valley
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The J&K’s Home Department on January 24 had ordered the restoration of broadband and 2G mobile services in the Valley with some restrictions.

Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants, one CRPF man killed in encounter outside Srinagar
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

While security officials said that another “terrorist” was injured in the shootout, the family member of the injured man said he was a “civilian”.

J&K: Detained since August 5, PDP MLA, trade leader released from detention
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Three former chief ministers of J&K — Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and his father Farooq Abdullah — remain under detention. The authorities had slapped the Public Safety Act against Farooq Abdullah.

Two CRPF men among 9 injured in Srinagar grenade explosion
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

A CRPF spokesperson said the attack occurred at Pratap Park around 12.45 pm. “A grenade was lobbed upon the deployed troops of C/171 Bn CRPF @021245 hours, wherein 2 civilians and 2 personnel of CRPF sustained minor splinter injuries,” said the spokesperson.

Kashmiri Pandits In Kashmir: Those who stayed back have a home — and a roomful of regret
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Homeless At Home An Express Series Part 1: On January 20, 1990, the first big batch of Pandits had to pack their belongings and leave after a night of public threats by militants — the exodus surging between March and May that year and continuing in a steady stream for the next few years.

Terrorist killed in Pulwama belonged to Jaish: J&K Police
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

“He (militant) was affiliated with Jaish and was a top commander (in the Valley),” J&K Police Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) South Kashmir Range Atul Goel told The Indian Express. He said the slain militant was active in South Kashmir for the last one-and-a-half years.

Residents of two Valley villages: Army takes our cars at night, no idea why
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

When The Indian Express started reaching out to officials for comments on the claims of the residents, the drivers too started receiving calls from Army personnel, enquiring who among them had spoken to the media.

Army jawan, policeman killed in encounter in Pulwama
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

A cordon-and-search operation was going on in the area till the time of going to press. “The encounter started in the afternoon,” a police official said.

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