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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Naveed Iqbal


Exclusive: Broadband and data services back in Valley
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Services were snapped on August 4 night, hours before the abrogation of Article 370. Broadband connectivity to essential services was restored on January 15.

Ravi Shankar Prasad continues govt outreach, Baramulla locals share troubles
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

After taking stock of the district’s development scenario, Prasad urged officials to “create opportunities” for creative people and the youth, as J&K is craving development.

Industries will not come up on pvt land, Centre assures Valley
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Reddy and many other Union ministers are in Jammu and Kashmir, launching projects and addressing the people as part of the Centre’s outreach programme in the Union Territory.

Sarpanch to daily wager, many line up in Valley to meet Naqvi with grievances
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Mukhtar Naqvi interacted with almost a dozen delegations after addressing an audience of about 350 people at the Block Development Office in Harwan, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

J&K school books get new chapter — on Reorganisation Act
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

In the social sciences textbook for class VII, pictures of J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu and Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur have been included while explaining the administrative structure in the UT.

Internet in Valley: 153 websites on whitelist, social media & news out
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Among the 153 websites on the whitelist are four email services, including Gmail and Outlook, 15 banking websites, including RBI, J&K Bank, PayPal and Western Union, three employment websites, 38 educational websites, including websites of five J&K-based universities and Wikipedia.

Centre plans outreach: 36 Ministers will go to Jammu and Valley this week
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The week-long visit beginning this Saturday, January 18, will see ministers heading out to different districts in both Jammu and Kashmir.

Save five top leaders, all detainees in Jammu and Kashmir MLA Hostel set to walk
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Five leaders unlikely to be released soon are Peoples’ Conference chief Sajad Lone, National Conference general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, J&K People’s Movement president Shah Faesal, senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar and PDP youth wing president Waheed ur Rehman Para.

Kashmir I-G who oversaw Article 370 scrapping replaced
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

1997-batch IPS officer Vijay Kumar replaces Swayam Prakash Pani, who will take office as Inspector General (Armed) Police.

Back home, Kashmir cancer patient recalls four months in Bareilly prison
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

Palla was arrested from his home after midnight on August 6 and booked under the PSA. The dossier prepared ahead of his arrest accused Palla of being a “threat to safety and security of general public and sovereignty of the nation”. After a day at Central Jail in Srinagar, he was flown to Bareilly along with 19 others.

J&K: Communication blockade affects counter-terror ops
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Data accessed by The Indian Express shows this year's figures for the number of militants killed are at a three-year low.

J&K Ex-CM Farooq Abdullah’s detention is extended by three months
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Abdullah is being held under the Public Safety Act, 1978, “with a view to prevent him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order”, the order extending his

Police work pending as J&K approves new prosecution wing
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Prosecution powers taken away from J&K cops HD

Jammu and Kashmir begins creating land banks for industrial units
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Stating that officials in both Jammu and Kashmir regions have been asked to identify state land in order to create as big a land bank as possible, Kumar told The Indian Express, “This is at the initial stages and officials in the districts have been asked to identify more land.”

In Kashmir, CAPF deployment three times the normal
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Post-August 5, the CAPF deployment increased to 653 companies. Of these, about 20 companies have left in recent weeks, and been redeployed elsewhere.

For political detainees in Srinagar: ‘Shredded matting, blocked windows’
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

They are being held in the old part of the hostel, which is “dilapidated, unclean and has barely any heating arrangement” even as temperatures are in single degrees, sources said.

Govt has been harsher than at any time I can remember: Farooq’s sister
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Describing the revocation of special status as the “removal of the soul from the body”, Shah said, “We are at least within our homes, look at how they are preparing the MLA hostel for moving those held at SKICC. The windows are being blocked with plyboard sheets. Is this how you keep human beings?”

J&K: Detained leaders may be moved, admin billed over Rs 3 crore
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

SKICC has been designated a subsidiary jail since August 5, the day the Union government revoked special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

House arrest plea junked, J&K leader says family stopped from leaving home
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Shah, son of former J&K chief minister Ghulam Mohammed Shah, told The Indian Express, “No one is allowed to step outside, and no one is allowed to go inside the gates.”

As Ladakh becomes UT, Kargil protests ‘discrimination’
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

Following the government’s decision, there have been protests in Kargil — the Muslim-majority district of Ladakh region — alleging discrimination.