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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Naveed Iqbal


Stuck in Valley, migrant workers long for home
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Now, on the outskirts of Srinagar, several migrants from his hometown, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, are looking for a way to reach home amid the lockdown.

Freed after 7 months, Omar Abdullah: Coronavirus fight first, will discuss J&K later
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

In February, Omar Abdullah was charged under the Public Safety Act along with former Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti who remains under detention.

Coronavirus India latest updates: More states under lockdown as death toll rises to 7
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

As the 14-hour 'Janata curfew' kicked in from 7 am, people across India stayed indoors, streets bore a deserted look, all shops and establishments and hotels had their shutters down and a large number of vehicles were off the roads.

J&K: Internet restrictions to continue
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

A communication blackout was clamped down on Jammu & Kashmir on August 4.

Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar, Azad drops by
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Azad said once the leaders had been released, elections should be conducted, and people given the power to choose their government. “Political process is a fundamental right in a democracy."

J&K: 221 days later, Farooq is released, he says my freedom ‘incomplete’
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Farooq Abdullah has been set free after 221 days. He was under preventive detention first, and charged under the Public Safety Act in September. His detention was last extended on March 11 for three months.

Coronavirus scare: In Valley, Jaishankar assures kin of students stuck in Iran
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

In a memorandum submitted to the minister, the parents have urged the Union government to evacuate students enrolled at different universities in and around Tehran at the earliest.

Seven months later, Internet back in J&K, slow but much more sure
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Until now, Internet access on mobile and fixed line services was limited to 1674 websites “whitelisted” by the administration, up from the initial 153 websites-limit.

J&K admin lifts social media curbs, 7 months after clampdown
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The order, that was issued without the requisite whitelist of websites, stated that internet access shall be available across the UT of J&K with speed restricted to 2G and "these services shall not be made available on pre-paid sim cards".

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh: ‘What is better? Preventive action or FIR filed under UAPA?’
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The use of VPN is violation of the government order allowing access to only whitelisted sites... However, we are focused on misuse rather than use of VPN, says DGP Dilbag Singh.

In Valley, teen held for spreading ‘hate’ on social media
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Probably playing around with phone, didn’t realise what he pressed; it’s a mistake, says boy’s mother.

J&K: Shah Faesal booked under PSA for ‘soft separatism’
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Dossier quotes from his social media posts

Roadshows by top J&K officials in major cities to woo investors
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

In an order issued Friday, the state government accorded sanction to send 54 bureaucrats to Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad starting February 17 till March 3.

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.