Arun Sharma

Articles By Arun Sharma

Three J&K former CMs may remain in detention, hints minister

NC MP Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti have been under detention in Kashmir since the Centre decided on August 5 to scrap special status and bifurcate the state of J&K into two Union territories. All three have served as chief ministers.

Poll process in J&K to be held soon, says Lt Gov Murmu

Praising the police for fulfilling all responsibilities assigned to them, Murmu said, “This responsibility (of elections) will also be placed on their shoulders and they will have to play an important role in it.”

As J&K turns UT, senior lawyer D C Raina appointed as first Advocate General

Raina, who was earlier the advocate general of the erstwhile J&K state, will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 1 lakh and will be provided with furnished government accommodations both at Jammu and in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir becomes UT: Radio Kashmir is now AIR

The two radio stations, which had been established to counter anti-India propaganda by Pakistan on Kashmir, will now be known as AIR Jammu and AIR Srinagar, respectively.

Article 370 like a dead body; it’s gone, won’t return, says Ram Madhav

The BJP leader said that Diwali this year, being celebrated on Sunday, will be a special occasion for the people of J&K, as they are no longer “victims of dual citizenship”.

BJP wins 81 of 280 blocks in J&K’s first BDC elections

The saffron party managed to get only about a third of the blocks in its stronghold of Jammu division, winning 52 of 148 blocks.

Northern Army commander, six others injured as helicopter crash-lands in Poonch

The helicopter was picking up altitude at Mandi when its rotor blades got entangled in overhead wires resulting in its forced landing.

Court orders FIR against Kathua rape investigators

The order is based on a complaint from three persons alleging torture during interrogation to “provide false evidence” against one of the accused, Vishal Jangotra, who was later acquitted in the case.

Pressure, there’s fear of Delhi… a Governor is very weak: Satya Pal Malik

He also accused intelligence agencies of not giving correct information to both the Centre and the state government.

Rs 1,100 crore loan fraud: FIR against former chief of J&K Bank, 23 others

Soon after the FIR was registered, a spokesperson of the ACB said they conducted searches at the residences of the accused in 16 locations, including those of REI Agro vice president and MD Sandeep Jhunjhunwala.

Blocked polls: Post Article 370, first electoral process underway in J&K

In the first democratic process since the scrapping of special status, elections to 310 Block Development Councils, the second tier in the Panchayati raj system, will be held across Jammu and Kashmir on October 24. The Indian Express look at two sides of an election — one being fought far from the ground, the other with an ear to the ground.

J&K BDC polls: 10 BJP leaders win unopposed, nine of them in Kashmir

After the final withdrawal of nomination papers, 1,065 candidates are left in the fray for election of chairpersons for 283 BDCs, which will go to the polls on October 24.

Pakistan trying to push in infiltrators to keep J&K in turmoil: Army

Asked whether another surgical strike was needed in view of terror training camps and launch pads, Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh said a surgical strike is one of the options available.

BDC poll boycott: Congress in spat with CEO

State Congress president G A Mir alleged that the party was compelled to retract its decision on participating in the election.

J&K Congress: Will stay away from BDC polls

“We requested the government to release important leaders and allow them to visit their respective constituencies so that they can facilitate the electoral process,’’ Ghulam Ahmad Mir said.

J&K: Congress, NC, PDP unlikely to contest BDC polls

The Congress’s decision to stay away from the polls was taken by the high command after a review of the situation during a meeting in Delhi, sources said.

J&K says tourists can return from October 10, Mehbooba declines to meet party team

Three days before the Centre moved to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate J&K into two Union Territories on August 5, Malik’s administration had cut short the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave, citing intelligence inputs on terror threats.

NC leaders visit Farooq and Omar, seek their release before polls; PDP cleared to meet Mufti

NC team says Abdullahs ‘pained’ but well and in high spirits; PDP given time on Monday, defers visit.

J&K Police: Nine held for bid to revive militancy in Chenab Valley

With their arrest, the number of militants and their supporters held for alleged involvement in militancy, or for providing logistics to militants including shelter, has risen to 14.

Allow us to meet Abdullahs, release leaders: NC to Governor Satya Pal Malik

The NC leaders sought immediate release of all political leaders, withdrawal of restrictions on free movement and expression of people, and called for “ensuring liberty by restoring democracy”.